The “Outside In” on Skin Nutrition
What is skin nutrition and why is it important? We explain why you should adopt a natural skin care product for your face and body, and the lifestyle benefits that come with using organic skin care.
Are you working towards developing a healthier lifestyle? When thinking about Nutrition, it often
relates to what we consume. Our skin is the largest organ of our body, so whatever is going on inside that body of yours, will very likely show up on the surface. So, if you monitor what goes into your temple, are you equally as focussed on ensuring the right products are applied to your skin?
What should you consider?
Make up, toothpaste, soaps, fragrances and deodorants are some of the products we use every day. How often do you read and understand the ingredients contained in these products? Where an unknown ingredient is specified, do you avoid the product altogether? If not, why not?
Putting unknown ingredients onto your skin could be harmful. Everything we apply to our body seeps into our system. Often, we find artificial colours, chemicals and fillers causing irritation, blotchiness, unbalanced skin tones as well as breakouts. Some of us may suffer allergic reactions to these damaging components.
64% – 100% of what we put on our skin will be absorbed into our bodies. The percentage depends on the type of product and where you apply it on your body, but why risk it?
Allowing your skin to look and feel healthier can be achieved by using natural skin care products with an organic skin care regime.
Why is it important to choose natural skin care products?
Looking radiant is about treating your skin with respect and care. We believe, if you wouldn’t eat it, you should not put it on your skin!
Natural beauty products are made from flower and plant extracts. Individually or combined, they provide nourishment to our bodies. Chemical toxins are destructive. You may not see or feel a negative reaction to your face or body, this doesn’t mean they do not exist.
What are the main benefits of using organic skin care?
- Reduces skin irritation
- The “original” form of skin care
- Healthier option both internally + externally
- You know what you are using
- Less risk of allergic reaction
- Anti-aging properties
- Environmentally friendly
- You could eat it!
Selecting a Natural Skin Care Product: Where do you start?
Living a healthy rounded lifestyle is definitely better understood and a more common practice these days. Finding the best all natural skin care products to suit you and your body will take a little research, and some time to test out your options.
When shopping for your new organic skin care range, look for:
- Carefully formulated with all natural, organic ingredients
- Free of harmful chemicals, irritants, or preservatives
- Never tested on animals
Can I use natural skin care on a budget?
Embracing all natural skin care products is actually more cost effective! Using better quality, organic, natural products will save you more in the long run. Natural beauty products work differently to those filled with chemicals and nasties. You end up using less to achieve the same result based on quality ingredients. Therefore, even if you pay a little more for an organic skin care product, your consumption reduces and the product lasts longer.
Don’t forget, you can always get creative and make the products yourself from inexpensive, natural ingredients.
Is Natural Skin Care environmentally friendly?
By now, you are probably wondering how the use of a natural skin care product impacts our environment? In a nutshell, there is little to no impact. Many curators of these products have organic packaging and processes as they all tie in with the lifestyle brand and belief.
Products that release chemicals into the atmosphere can have a damaging effect on the environment. Manufacturing and landfill processes should also be considered. If they are not concerned for your skin, they are not concerned for our environment.
Know that by choosing a natural skin product, you are doing your bit to create a better future for our environment.
What does a Natural Skin Care Routine look like?
Finding the best all natural organic skin care routine to promote a healthy glow can be a great start to your day. We recommend the following steps incorporating your favourite organic skin products.
Step 1: Cleanse
Step 2: Exfoliate
Step 3: Tone
Step 4: Moisturise
What else can I do to achieve naturally glowing skin?
Ever heard the saying “you are what you eat”? Of course you have! Not only is what you put on your skin important, what you put into your body dictates how you look and feel. Get all the nutrient goodness flowing through your veins with a healthy, organic and clean eating mindset. Minimise alcohol intake, avoid smoking and drink 2+ litres of water each day. SLEEP, SLEEP, SLEEP!!! We know this is hard for many of you, but it is so important and aides in the glow of your appearance.
Getting your daily dose of Vitamin D should be a priority, however don’t forget to apply sunscreen to your face and body before leaving the house.
Our favourite skin rejuvenation routine includes a homemade green juice in the mornings. Filled with antioxidants, biotin and omega-3 fatty acids, not to mention vitamins A, C, E and K, this green juice creates a radiant complexion! These nutrients are important for skin tissue growth and regeneration, your skin will look smooth and balanced.
Choosing an all-natural skin care range is a lifestyle change. If you are looking to achieve soft, healthy, beautiful looking skin, an organic approach will give you those desired results. Work with your skin, not against it!