This post was adopted from Reliv International
From dark circles to wrinkles, there are many factors that contribute to the demise of your complexion. Thankfully, there are simple steps you can take to get that healthy, happy glow we all want. And it starts from the inside out with the right nutrition.
Take your Reliv every day: The Pycnogenol in Reliv Now® (or Reliv Nourish™ in Australia), for example, has been found to benefit skin health in several ways. It increases blood micro-circulation to the skin, protects collagen and elastin proteins in the skin and is anti-inflammatory. Lunasin-packed LunaRich® can help too. Researchers have established that lunasin is a potent inhibitor of the master inflammatory protein NF-ĸ-β. Studies show that inhibiting NF-ĸ-β production can restore skin cells to a more youthful state and help increase skin thickness. Increasing skin thickness makes the skin firmer and reduces the appearance of lines, wrinkles and imperfections.
Eat clean: A study in the American Journal of Nutrition suggests you may have fewer breakouts if you add more whole grains, beans and veggies and cut back on pasta, white rice, white bread and sugar. Feel good on the inside, look good on the outside!
Get to sleep: How do you expect to look bright-eyed for all those appointments when you’ve hardly slept? Plus, less sleep means more stress! Try to minimize your stress level before bed by relaxing in a hot bath or indulging in a 10-minute meditation, and go to bed earlier.
Exfoliate: Gently scrubbing your face a few times a week will rid your skin of dry flakes and clogged pores. It can also help regulate the oil glands and their production.
Moisturize: Follow up your exfoliation by moisturizing. Protect and pamper at the same time.
Rehydrate: Increasing the amount of water you drink is a great way to flush out internal toxins and hydrate your skin from the inside out. A big glass of water each morning will definitely help you to feel awake and cleansed!
Follow these six simple steps and your skin will thank you.