Popular culture sends a lot of mixed messages when it comes to beauty. We are raised on adages like “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder” and “Don’t judge a book by its cover,” implying that beauty comes from within. At the same time, we are assaulted with a barrage of images that clearly communicate the standard of beauty. But not everyone can (or wants to) conform to that one standard, and that’s the motivation for National Beautiful in Your Skin Month—to celebrate your uniqueness and encourage self-confidence in the body you have, no matter what shape, size or color it is.
But let’s face it, it is easier to feel beautiful in your skin when you have beautiful skin, and beautiful skin is healthy skin. And as your skin health resource, Hale Cosmeceuticals can help you improve your skin health, letting you revel in your natural beauty.
As the saying goes: “As within, so without.” When you want your outside to reflect your health and beauty, you need to feed your health and beauty from within. That means healthy skin and a healthy body image start with a healthy diet.
To achieve true skin health, you need to give your body the nutrients it needs to maintain and repair the constituent layers of skin tissue. Comprehensive guides to eating for skin health can fill volumes, but here are a few basics:
Proper hydration not only keeps skin cells plump, which minimizes the appearance of fine lines and sagging, it also creates conditions ideal for cellular activities that need to take place for skin cell turnover, repair and proliferation. Getting eight 8 oz. glasses of water every day will help detoxify your body, but to deliver water to the cells, eating foods with high water content (i.e. fresh fruits and vegetables) is more effective.
Every day your skin is confronted by a host of oxidative threats—UV radiation, environmental toxins, the natural aging process, etc. To minimize the damage that those threats have on your skin (and other tissues), you need to need to neutralize the free radicals that interfere with normal cellular activities and compromise the integrity of healthy tissues. Eating antioxidant-rich foods—fresh, dark, colorful fruits and vegetables—delivers the neutralizing compounds throughout your body.
Everyone deserves a little sweetness, but when that sweetness comes from refined and added sugar in your diet, the results are anything but sweet. Excess sugar contributes to weight gain, and with added weight often comes self-confidence issues, but the negative effects don’t stop there. Research shows that sugar is addictive, contributes to mental health issues (e.g. mood swings, depression) and endocrine dysfunction and exacerbates inflammation. To look and feel your best, limit your sugar intake.
Many of the nutrients you can deliver to your skin through your diet you can deliver to your skin directly. Topical applications that contain antioxidants and water-retaining compounds more efficiently deliver the stuff your skin needs to maintain, repair and regenerate, maximizing the effect and minimizing the time before you see results.
Dermist M3HA Hyaluronic Acid—this treatment delivers pure hyaluronic acid, which has amazing moisture-retention capacity, to your skin to help lock in moisture.
O.R.A.C. Lifting Complex—this formula delivers one of the highest oxygen radical absorbency capacity values of any skin care product on the market. In addition to its high antioxidant content, this O.R.A.C. Lifting Complex also contains alpha- and beta-hydroxy acids to promote cell turnover for a smoother, more radiant complexion.
Vitamin C treatments—our C-Fine Super Serum, 20% Vitamin C Serum with Ferulic Acid and C-Fine Milk Lotion deliver the antioxidizing power of 100% pure Ascorbic acid to help minimize and repair sun damage, keeping your skin firm, elastic and radiant.
Having beautiful skin helps you feel beautiful in your skin, but you don’t have to wait until you see the results—the diminished lines, the firmer texture, the more even skin tone—to start celebrating who you are…because you are perfect!
All month long, celebrate the unique beauty you are. If you want to help bring that beauty to the skin’s surface, call us to find the right skin health products for your skin type!