Love Your Skin With These Simple Treatments

 
 

I battled skin issues for most of my teens and twenties and through medical school I learned a few tricks along the way to healthier happier clearer skin that I thought id pass on to y’all.

#1. It Starts With The Gut

the skin is a mirror to your gut so keeping your gut in check is KEY if you want to have clear, radiant skin.

Sooooooo

Take probiotics (shocker coming from me I know)

I like these.

And these from Arbonne.

#2. Stay Hydrated

Drinking water to help your body detox is a must when it comes to your skin. Lots of times when people say to me “gah! I have to use so much lotion because my skin is dry” I tell them that their skin doesn’t have a lotion deficiency and most likely they are chronically dehydrated.

The rule of thumb?

Drink half your body weight in ounces of water a day. You do the math.

And what counts as water?

Right.

Water.

#3. Food Matters

Eating whole foods that are high in antioxidants and essential vitamins and minerals is the best way to set your whole body, including your skin up to win.

Food allergies, sensitivities and processed foods all DO NOT support a health gut, skin and body. If you are wondering if foods may be an issue for you try avoiding them for 30 days and then introduce them and see how you feel.

OR you can do food allergy testing.

As a rule of thumb I have seen that when people have skin issues, like acne, if its above the cheekbone its USUALLY gluten and sugar and if its below the cheekbone its USUALLY triggered by dairy products.

Just a notice.

#4, Get Outside

Getting out in the sun does wonders for our skin, vitamin D production and our head space.

I recommend 20 minutes a day between the hours of 10-2 WITHOUT SUNSCREEN PLEASE.

#5. Dry Skin Brushing

This is a technique I learned about in med school that is so super awesome for your skin. the technique is to get a body brush and VERY LIGHTLY and with small quick brush strokes start at tips of your fingers and toes and work towards your heart.

Why?

Welp, it increases circulation, moves your lymphatic system, helps your body detox, helps with decreasing cellulite, and feels amazeballs.

It should only take about 45 seconds so I don’t want any excuses as to why you’re not doing it.

I keep my brush in my shower so its right there to remind me. Some people keep it by their bed and do it as a part of their nighttime routine.

This is the one I use.

I love me some happy skin!

Tanda Cook