Did you know that your skin was actually an organ? In fact it's the largest organ on your body. It's main purpose is to protect the body from germs, infection and other environmental nasties. The body's ability to repair itself is nothing short of amazing and your skin is a prime example. It usually takes the skin about 27 days to regenerate itself and showcase those young fresh cells.
Here's the deal, it's not just the environment that can affect your skin. The things you do every day can have a cost on the health of your skin. You know what I mean, that greasy slice of pizza eaten in a rush at lunch time, that extra cocktail that leaves you puffy and sluggish in the morning. For me it was the mainly the love of all bread that caused my worst skin issues. The culprit? Gluten. Even though I opted for all the heathiest whole grain versions (never white bread), it wasn't enough. I found this out because I went Keto with my husband, cut out bread and pasta products and lost a bunch of weight. We went off the diet for a couple of weeks in the summer (you're supposed to do this on Keto) and I just went bread crazy. Next thing I know my eczema shows up and menaces me for like, weeks. Long story short, I found out that it was the gluten and after cutting it out of my diet (thanks to living in a time when there are plenty of incredible gluten free options to choose from) I haven't had a problem since. What can you do to get your skin on the right track?
Here are 5 tips for healthy skin
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- Thorough Cleansing. That's twice daily and before bed.Remember to remove any makeup first, the Jojoba Emulsion is perfect for this.
- Use gentle, fragrance free cleanser. I talked about this in my first blog post. Dab & Dabble has two all Natural Cleansers in the line up. Cleanse using a natural sea sponge for extra exfoliation.
- Healthy Balanced Diet
- Moisturizing. This goes for all skin types, oily skin types should opt for an version that doesn't clog pores. Pick one for your Skin Type.
- Use Sunscreen SPF 30, yes even in the winter. Try out the kind thatdoesn't add toxins to the lakes and oceans. #reefsafesunscreen