How to: Healthy Skin

The skin is our biggest and most important organ. It protects our interior from bacteria and other external influences, but this should not be taken for granted. To keep our skin healthy and strong it is important to properly protect and nourish her. In today’s blog post we have collected some important and interesting facts about our skin and how to keep it healthy. We hope you enjoy!

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Did you Know this About Your Skin? 

1. Our skin is the largest organ of our body
2. Our skin is the thinnest on the eyelids
3. Our skin protects our body from bacteria and other external influences
4. Our skin’s aging process begins at around the age of 22.
5. Our skin protects our body from dehydration and excretes various salts and minerals during sweating.
6. Nails (like hair) are a type of modified skin and also absorb whatever is put on them. 

How to Maintain Healthy Skin (and nails)

Water
Water is known to be the elixir of life. It is used and needed for so many purposes and it is also extremely important to our body. E.g. steam baths open the pores and give them the opportunity to excrete sebum and other substances. This effect makes the skin radiant and look healthier. But even cold water can be used wonderfully. It tightens the skin and promotes blood circulation. Also, depending on your height and weight, you should drink about 2-3 liters a day. It is not only healthy for the metabolism but also promotes the elasticity of the skin and thus keeps you looking young longer.

Antioxidants
Antioxidants promote healthy skin and delay the skin aging process which is why it is so important to incorporate these goodies into your diet. They reduce stress and protect the skin from free radicals, which promote wrinkling. Antioxidants can be found in a variety of foods e.g. dark chocolate, pecan nuts, blueberries, strawberries, artichokes, goji berries and much more! 

Minerals
There are many factors that play an important role in maintaining beautiful and healthy skin and minerals are one of them. They enable the transfer of nutrients across cell membranes with help from vitamins. Additionally, minerals help maintain your PH balance, they provide structural support as well as regulate tissue growth. To maintain beautiful skin, we need a variety of minerals including zinc (e.g. pumpkin seeds, lentils, hemp seeds, oatmeal), sulfur (e.g. brussel sprouts, asparagus, kale, onions, garlic) and Selenium (brazil nuts). Additionally, silicon is an important mineral for the skin especially for our connective tissue. Weak connective tissue can be recognized by stretch marks, cellulite and if you bruise easily. You can find silicon e.g. in cucumbers, bell peppers, apples and oranges. 

Aloe Vera
This plant has so many health and beauty benefits. It moisturizes the skin and is practically holistically applicable. It contains 18 amino acids and vitamins B1, B3, B6 and C. These act against the free radicals and can thus reduce the formation of wrinkles. Moisturize your skin with aloe vera or drink some aloe vera juice to enjoy all the benefits of this miracle plant. 

In Summary…
In order to maintain healthy and radiant skin it is important to take care of your body from the inside out. It is best to eat a balanced, whole food plant-based diet to ensure beautiful skin and health. It is also good also nourish your body with toxin freenaturalcosmetics to ensure your skin doesn’t absorb any harsh or potentially harmful chemicals. 

We hope you enjoyed today’s blog post and that you learned something new about your skin and how to keep it looking young and beautiful!

Lots of Love,

Your Kia-Charlotta Team

Sources: 
https://bessergesundleben.de/aloe-vera-gegen-falten/
https://www.zentrum-der-gesundheit.de/haut-ernaehrung-ia.html
https://www.hirslanden.com/de/international/ueber-hirslanden/aktuelles/fakten-haut.html

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