Caring for your biggest organ is important!
I’ve already discussed the importance of proper moisture and care of your skin, how to avoid sun damage and what to do if you do burn your skin. If you’re interested in reading about that, check out Part 1 of this series about Healthy Skin.
My mom has the best advice (usually). She always said that to have great skin you should drink lots of water and moisturize. Well, I think she was mostly right, specifically when thinking about aging and your skin.
No one wants to look old. No one wants to look older than they are. Everyone wants to look happy and healthy.
These are generalizations that most of us can get on board with. When I was younger, I did want to look older. It was tough to look so young when I starting my career…I wanted to be treated like someone who knew what they were doing and had experience, which I did (or at least I thought I did).
I’ve lived most of my life in Orange County, California. It’s quite nice here, I’m not going to lie. But there is a lot of vanity here. As if it’s not enough to have pressure to be wafe-thin, which I can’t ever be (bone structure) and don’t want to be, there is a lot of pressure to look young and healthy. The pressure and sanity levels seem to decrease the further away from Hollyweird you get (just a personal theory).
Anyhow, back to aging. We want to look young and healthy. Take care of your body internally and externally. We don’t all get the gift of genetics from our parents to look young (I know, I was blessed). But you don’t have to make the situation worse! By eating healthy and providing nutrients and essentials to your body, you will be helping yourself look better too!!
Avoid the following, if you’d like to help your skin look as healthy and young as possible:
- Excessive smoking and/or drinking
- Harsh drugs, prescribed or recreational
- Dehydration and toxins
- Avoid sun damage
Do the following, if you’d like to improve or maintain your skin:
- Drink plenty of water and moisturize your skin
- Lower stress levels
- Smile and try to be content with what you’ve got to work with!
- Improve your internal health through nutrition and exercise, like the Keto diet, supplementation, body appropriate exercise
- Eat foods high in antioxidents, such as berries, dark chocolate, pecans, etc
- Add antioxident supplements, such as beta-carotene, Vitamins A & E, resveratol, grape seed extract, etc.
- Follow a ketogenic diet (Here’s some more info)
- Read part 1 for more ideas
Stay tuned for Healthy Skin (Part 3) for information about a healthy diet to improve skins with recipes and list of what you consider adding or removing.
And, as always, be sure to check out the facebook group for support, encouragement, success stories and recipes at www.facebook.com/groups/beckdoesketo!