Posted by Physicians Preference Vitamins on 5/22/2023 to Vitamins and Supplements
As women, we all strive to have beautiful, healthy skin, and what we eat matters. It is crucial to nourish your skin from within with these key foods and nutrients. You'll be pleasantly surprised to see a difference not only in your skin, but also in your health, too.
First, let's discuss the importance of detoxification for healthy skin.
Truly radiant skin is not just skin deep. In fact, it comes from deep within, starting with your blood. By keeping your blood and organs free of toxins and free radicals, your body can start the process to having clear skin. However, knowing that you are swimming in a sea of toxins each and every day can make this somewhat challenging. While your body is constantly cleansing itself, thanks to your powerful liver, kidneys, and intestines, you must continue to support the detoxification process with foods and nutrients. Also playing a key role in skin health are your adrenal and thyroid glands.
So how can you continue to support your body's overworked and underpaid natural cleansing abilities? Provide your body with healthy nutrition.
It's a pretty simple concept, actually: garbage in, garbage out. What that means is whatever you're putting into your body is what's going to come out. It's up to you to choose the right path and take charge of your health, not only for your skin, but for your body as a whole.
Eat dark green leafy vegetables.
When it comes to your two major filtering organs, the kidney and liver, it's important that you consistently fuel them properly to keep the toxins out and the nutrients in. Think of dark leafy greens, like the following, and try to incorporate these into your meals at least once a day, if not more:
- Bok choy
- Collard greens
- Dandelion greens
- Mustard greens
- Swiss chard
Support and nourish your gut health.
A healthy gut is important for healthy skin. An inflamed gut caused by poor eating habits, imbalance of good and bad bacteria, or food allergies can lead to skin irritation, eczema, acne, rosacea, and psoriasis.
The small and large intestines provide key nutrients to other organs, and they also help flush out waste from the body. When waste remains in your intestines, your skin begins to reflect it and becomes oily, clogged and eventually blemished. Healthy intestines begin with an eating plan that is rich in fiber, as well as a highly-absorbable probiotic supplement, such as Probiotic Blend.
Some gut-healthy foods include:
- Greek yogurt
- Fresh fruit
- Fresh vegetables
- Seeds and nuts
Support your adrenal glands.
Next up are your adrenal glands. These two tiny walnut-shaped glands are small but mighty when it comes to producing important hormones, such as estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, and cortisol. Well-balanced hormones are essential when it comes to skin health, and more importantly, your overall health.
Support your adrenal glands by eating adrenal-boosting foods:
- Healthy fats, like nuts such as walnuts, flax seeds, salmon, olive oil coconut oil and avocados
- Cruciferous vegetables
Healthy fats can help hydrate your skin, too.
Optimize thyroid function.
Working in conjunction with your adrenal glands, your thyroid gland offers energy throughout your body and helps nourish the skin from within. In fact, dry, flaky skin is one of the most common symptoms of low thyroid function. Your thyroid gland thrives on iodine and selenium, both trace minerals that are easily supplemented to help keep your thyroid healthy.
For a happy, healthy thyroid gland, follow an eating plan that is rich in the following:
- Organic fresh fruits and vegetables
- High-fiber foods
- Coconut oil
- Brazil nuts
- Wild caught fish, like salmon, mackerel, and sardines
Drink plenty of water daily. Eat hydrating foods such as melons, berries and cucumbers that are high in water content to help keep you hydrated.
Sugar ages the skin. It is inflammatory and can cause acne, wrinkles and sagging. Sugar can also damage the skin’s collagen. If you need that sweet taste in your coffee or beverage, then try natural sweeteners such as Stevia and Sweet-n-Natural Erythritol. Be sure to avoid simple carbohydrate foods such as cookies, donuts, pasta, and bread that break down quickly into sugar in your body and provide little nourishment.
Limit alcohol intake and don't smoke.
This next bit of advice goes without saying, but alcohol and smoking damage and age your skin. Alcohol causes inflammation and dehydrates your skin, leading to fine lines, and dull, sagging skin. Smoking narrows the blood vessels which in turn reduces blood flow and oxygen to the skin. It damages collagen and elastin causing wrinkles, aging, crow’s feet and psoriasis.
Supplements to Help Keep Your Skin Healthy
It can be difficult to eat 100% healthy all the time, especially for those of you that have busy, fast-paced lifestyles. However, the good news is that there are supplements you can take to help protect and nourish your skin.
Hair Skin & Nails Formula
There are certain vitamins, minerals and nutrients you may be deficient in, especially if you aren't eating healthy, that could be causing skin issues, as well as thinning hair and brittle nails. Our Hair, Skin & Nails Formula is a unique blend of the key vitamins, minerals and herbs that can help improve your skin, as well as restore the thickness of your hair and the strength of your nails. It helps maintain a beautiful complexion and aids in controlling acne, redness, wrinkles and aging. Our formula does not contain any soy, GMO, dairy, or gluten.
Collagen Peptides Powder
Slowing the aging process by use of collagen supplements has become a common practice in the field of dermatology and cosmetics. Current research reveals that collagen use could result in a reduction of wrinkles, rejuvenation of skin, and reversal of skin aging, which may improve skin hydration and elasticity.
Our Collagen Peptides Powder contains three patented forms of collagen that are supported by clinical research and is a uniquely blended formula. It supports healthy skin, as well as hair, nails, joints and bones. You can add it to hot or cold liquids like coffee, tea or shakes. Our collagen peptide formula does not contain any gluten, dairy, soy or GMO.
Normal skin contains high concentrations of vitamin C which supports important functions in the body, one of which is stimulating collagen production and assisting in antioxidant protection against UV-induced photodamage. Being in constant contact with the external environment, the skin is subject to more insults than most of our other organs, and is where the first visible signs of aging occur. So you can see how vitamin C supplementation can be very beneficial for skin health.
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