Top 10 Naturopathic Skin Tips
We’ve compiled a few of our most important top tips for you, so take your pick
(or try them all).
1. Get your veggies!
If you can, invest in a good quality juicer and drink your fill of green veggie juice every day. Swap your afternoon coffee or morning latte for a green juice and watch it transform your skin completely. Green juices help to stimulate lymphatic drainage and oxygenate your skin. Add some avocado if you really want to power up your juice – it gives your skin nutrition from inside and has great hydrating properties.
2. Always, always take off your make up before you go to bed.
Sleeping in your make up is not only bad for your pillow cases, it’s terrible for your skin as the chemicals in modern make up stay in your pores overnight if you don’t remove them properly. Blocked pores lead to breakouts and for the sake of a few minutes before bed, it’s just not worth it.
3. Don’t worry about putting a face on for the gym – always work out makeup free.
Mixing sweat with your cosmetics creates a lovely sheen of bacteria and chemicals that won’t do the condition of your skin any good, so avoid any makeup at all, yes, even tinted moisturiser!
4. Take a probiotic.
Your skin always looks best when your digestive system is working as it should do, so along with a good quality probiotic try to include papaya and pineapple for their digestive enzymes and avoid inflammatory foods like dairy and gluten.
Go for 8, 9 or even 10 hours whenever you can, because sleep is when your body repairs itself, and it can’t do it in too little snooze time. Missing out on quality sleep will show itself up in your skin, especially around your eyes.
6. Use an organic toner – yes, really.
Just make sure it’s a gentle one. People who don’t tone after they’ve cleansed are prone to larger pores and more congested skin. Toner can help balance out the pH of your skin after cleansing. Also great as a refresher during those hot summer days!
7. Make an organic serum part of your beauty routine.
A serum containing antioxidants is the best option for most people. It’s the finishing touch that can really make all the difference to the condition of your skin.
8. Exfoliate regularly.
Look for a product that contains glycolic or lactic, and use it 2-4 times per week, depending on how sensitive your skin is. Removing dull, dead skin regularly will give it the extra brightness that just cleansing won’t.
9. Balance those Hormones!
If you have low thyroid hormone and/or low o
estrogen, this can cause the skin to be thin and dull looking. If you are having trouble ovulating, it could be that you have an in hormones. This can cause a PMS breakout before your period.
There are herbs and things you can take to address these issues:
St Mary's Thistle
These are just some of the amazing plants that can help your skin.
10. Low Thyroid Can Cause Skin Issues.
If you have dull skin, cold hands and feet, bags under your eyes that don’t go away no matter how much sleep you are getting, weight gain that won’t budge, wake up in a pile of sweat or feel lethargic most of the time, then it might be a good idea to get your thyroid checked out.
If you would like more information regarding your skin or hormonal issues, please phone or email us! We love helping people regain their life back!