Do you do a ton of stuff for your skin and still feel like you can’t get ahead in your skin care game? It’s totally not your fault, and there’s totally something you can do about it.
The skin care industry sells you astringent face wash, which dries out your skin making it feel “clean”, but this can damage your skin cells and even affect the natural PH balance on the skin’s surface. They then sell you high-end creams to put on your face to moisturize your skin, but what they don’t tell you is that these creams actually add weight to your skin cells on the outer surface, making your skin think and heavy, which causes wrinkles and sagging. The very “youthful skin” routine they sell us makes us age, which consequently makes us want to buy more of their products. It’s a vicious cycle, but I’m here to tell you that it doesn’t have to be this way.
I’ve got 5 tricks that will help you heal your skin and feel confident about however you present. The best part is ~ you’ve probably already got these things lying around your house.
HOT WATER I wash my face with hot water, like pretty dang hot to melt the oils and they can actually wash out of my pores. This is literally the only thing I do externally to my skin. Everything else is internal.
THE GOOD OILS I eat a lot of olive oil. Like on everything. You can even put it on chocolate ice cream if you want, it’s so good! Easiest is salad… I just drizzle pure olive oil and balsamic vinegar on salad with a little salt. I also eat avocados, salmon, olives, seeds, and nuts. These foods are rich in Omega 3s which repair and revitalize your skin!
AMINO ACIDS The great thing about amino acids is that it can easily be used as a substitute for sooooo many things you already eat. You can sub salt, soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, and other seasoning with amino acids. You can put it on a salad instead of balsamic, in a veggie curry, on rice, with sushi, you can cook meat or veggies with it instead of salt. Amino acids go to work in your body – many people already know that they repair your muscles after working out, making you stronger and more physically capable. But they also repair your skin cells and re-hydrate the cells beneath your skin’s surface, making it more elastic and full and alive. Amino acids literally make you look younger, to put it plainly.
SLEEP! I look my best when I sleep at least 8 hours. Before a film shoot, try and see if you can possibly get 9 hours of sleep the night before. PRIORITIZE IT! It’s so worth it.
AVOID TOXINS We can’t control the pollution around us, but we can control whether or not we pollute our bodies. I don’t drink alcohol, I don’t smoke, I don’t drink coffee on a daily basis (it’s more like a once-a-week treat), and I try to eat all organic produce if I can. Farmer’s markets give you the best deals on organic veggies, and you’re supporting them directly and creating community. The community vibe also adds to the general joy in your life, and therefore… the glow of your skin! Natural Beauty is a lifestyle - love what you do and you’ll live forever. Or at least look like you’ll live forever ;)