Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Protect Your Skin

To keep your skin as healthy as possible, follow these tips:
  • When skin is dry, use natural oils directly from bottles (preferably contained in glass) such as coconut, apricot kernel, sweet almond oil, or even olive oil.
  • Avoid using most personal care products - this includes lotions, moisturizers, etc. Many products contain chemicals and toxins that absorb directly into your skin and can cause health issues. Some good products to consider for use are Badger, Aubrey Organics, and Logona.
  • Be certain you are getting adequate essential fatty acids in your diet. These essential fatty acids are essential because the body cannot produce them on its own. These substances have a positive effect on your skin, hair, eyes, and mucous membranes. Lack of proper balance in essential fatty acids in your diet can spell trouble. Good sources of essential fatty acids are from natural sources such as flax seeds and flax seed oils wild Chinook salmon, walnuts, soybeans, and pumpkin seeds. Essential fatty acids also reduce the burden of diseases such as depression, asthma, cardiovascular issues. Although it is better to absorb EFAs from foods, if you cannot obtain proper essential fatty acids in your diet, try the following supplements: SIBU, Biotics Research products (for best results, consult with a licensed health care professional), and Nordic Naturals.
  • Receive adequate exposure to the sun - about 20 minutes daily.
Also, be certain you are listening to your body in terms of reactions from food allergies. In many cases, skin disorders such as eczema and other problems can be attributed to reactions from processed foods such as wheat, dairy, nuts, or soy. If you have been regularly eating one of these types of foods and suspect symptoms you have are tied to their consumption, elimination for two weeks up to a month is the best way to determine whether you are correct.

1 comment:

bacdon said...

This is a superb article on skin care and diet. One reason I use a flax seed product called rejuv is because it not only resists spoilage (it is cold-milled which makes a huge difference), it also has the high potency hull lignans. Very easy to bake with (I added it to pizza dough the other night).
It is essential to immune system functioning and helps quickly with skin issues like eczema and acne.
The supplement is use takes the flaxseed through a four stage non chemical cleaning, and is therefore both pure and stores for a longer period of time (as opposed to heated in grinding). I use it daily and derive many benefits. I have to get mine through the internet at http://www.rejuvnow.com It is worth it!!