- 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.
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Protect Your Skin
To keep your skin as healthy as possible, follow these tips: