3 Worst Things People Do For Their Skin
1. Coffee – The caffeine levels in an average serving of coffee are high enough to act as a diuretic – which actually pulls water from the body and organs, which often results in a few trips to the bathroom. Dry and flaky skin is often a common side effect of dehydration. A simple solution to this would be to match or even double your water consumption to the amounts of coffee you drink.
2. Stress – Stress is linked to high levels of cortisol, a stress hormone that breaks down collagen, increases oil production and causes inflammation. What is one of the most common side effect of imbalanced hormones? Breakouts. The best ways to combat stress and sooth and improve your skin are sleep, exercise (sweating is a great way to release toxins in the skin) and meditation.
3. Pollutants/toxins – re aware you become of how and what is going into your body, you’ll realize how much your skin has to work to keep YOU healthy. Pitch in and give your skin’s defenses a break. Avoid any harsh or potent chemicals or lotions, although they are used to aid or cure one ailment, they could be causing more of them indirectly. Pure is best. Always.
Sweet Skin Soother
2 carrot sticks OR 1 peeled orange (improves complexion / glow of skin)
2 cucumbers (very hydrating, high in silicon – a vital mineral for tissue connectivity)
1 lemon – peeled (great for detoxifying and alkalizing )
1 apple (hydrates)
1 inch aloe vera (helps detoxify and maintain elasticity of the skin)
Try this juice for a boost of skin enhancing minerals that will help your skin glow and glisten this summer. This vitamin packed juice is also a perfect way to refresh and relax on a warm afternoon. Revitalize your skin from the inside out!
I have read several articles on the benefits of warm lemon water and lemons as a detox and skin care help.
“Warm water stimulates peristalsis in the digestive tract – the muscle contractions that keep things moving, so to speak. In addition, the vitamins and minerals in lemons may help loosen toxins in the digestive tract. Because lemon is a natural diuretic, it may help flush toxins from the body more rapidly. Lemon juice may also help purge toxins from the blood, for clearer skin.” Source: actifirm.com