Beautify Your Skin, Inside and Out

There are many ways to hydrate your skin…Foods containing beta-carotene helps prevent dry, flaky skin and will also reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Found in carrots, fruits such as watermelon and papaya, and dark green vegetables such as broccoli and spinach, beta-carotene accumulates in the skin over time and will help to protect against sun damage.

Another way to hydrate your skin is by taking flaxseed oil, which is chock-full of plant lignans and omega-3 and omega-6 oils which help to nourish and support the skin barrier for an overall healthy, rosy appearance. A tablespoon a day makes skin glow as it hydrates and lubricates skin from the inside out.

As we age, our skin produces less oil, and plant oils can help to restore and rebuild the skin. Botanical oils like pomegranate, argan, sea buckthorn or sea algae, rose, sweet almond, and carrot, are natural, absorb quickly, and deliver nutrient vitamins, antioxidants, and essential fatty acids into the skin.

Also, exfoliating gets rid of the dead skin cells that can dull your complexion and makes room for gorgeous new skin to shine through. Oily skin can tolerate a scrub with larger granules. Sensitive skin needs a finer grain. In either case, always moisturize right afterwards so you don’t dry out.

Begin by cleansing your face of all makeup and dirt. Next, steam your face using two drops of essential oils in steaming water and then gently exfoliate. Clean out black- and whiteheads with clean hands before applying a calming mineral mask. Lastly, moisturize with your favorite product or serum followed by a dab of product made specifically for the eye area.

The skin on the body is thicker than skin on your face, and it can handle a more vigorous exfoliation. Dry brush your body before you step into the bath or shower (moving in the direction of your heart). It sloughs off dead skin, and leaves you feeling tingly and invigorated.

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