What is Healthy Skin?

WomanFlawlessJawlineNovember is Healthy Skin Month. You see the term “healthy skin” all of the time, but what does it actually mean?

Everyone wants to look in the mirror and see healthy skin. In your 20s, healthy skin may mean clear, bright skin. In your 30s, you may focus on having soft, dewy skin. In your 40s and 50s, “healthy skin” may mean firm and smooth.

When you have a healthy complexion, it has many benefits. Not only do you look more youthful, but you have a certain glow. You’ve heard the saying “Happy girls are the prettiest,” but a similar thing can be said for confidence. When you look in the mirror and see a healthy complexion looking back at you, you will be more confident and happy. When you have healthy skin and a confident glow, you can even wear less makeup, as you won’t need heavy foundation and highlighter to imitate radiance. 

Achieving healthy skin is like achieving a healthy body – you have to work for it. What has to happen below the surface to give you that clear, dewy, firm glow?

CARDIO: Speed up your skin’s metabolism for healthy skin renewal.
Resurface to remove dead surface skin cells and accelerate your cell turnover cycle, which naturally slows down as you age. Glycolic acid, which is derived from sugar cane, is an excellent way to gently resurface away spots and congestion on a daily basis. Using scrubs or other types of exfoliators can help remove surface cells, but are less effective at triggering the skin to accelerate cell turnover.

STRENGTH TRAINING: Build skin mass and strength for fit, firm, and tight structure.
Incorporate peptides and body natural proteins (also known as growth factors) to build your skin’s strength and make it function more efficiently to produce collagen, hyaluronic acid, and signals to produce young, healthy cells as it did when you were younger. To help the body build and maintain healthy cells, body natural proteins are required. Don’t be fooled by plant based growth factors, sometimes incorrectly referred to as stem cells.  These ingredients can be effective at providing antioxidant protection, but don’t provide the same regenerative response as body natural proteins.

NUTRITION & BALANCE: Feed, hydrate, and calm skin for a soft, luminous, and smooth complexion. 
Only 1% of what you eat makes its way to the skin, so be sure to topically apply vitamins such as A, C, and D, which are essential to your skin health. Don’t forget to include topical antioxidants that bind with scavenger free radicals which can degrade cell structure and defense against disease. Calm irritation with essential oils that not only help to reduce inflammation and irritation, but also elevate your mood as you apply and breathe them in.

What does healthy skin mean to you? Connect with a skin coach to make a plan to achieve your healthy skin goals.

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