Fresh, glowing, supple skin is the window to showcasing that you’re healthy and looking your best. So, perhaps trying to hold onto, or obtaining this, is literally the ultimate holy grail of skincare as we age. But the question remains for many of us in our 30s, 40s, 50s and 60s – “How do I get it back, just like how my complexion and skin used to look in my late teens/early 20’s?” It’s the question on all of our lips as we get older.
Sometimes it seems like the more we want it, the more out of reach it is. But rest assured that as long as you take good care of yourself from the inside, as well as the outside, radiant, envy-inducing and glowing skin is within reach. So some small changes to your daily beauty routine and your lifestyle – you actually can help support your skin from the inside. For sometime now, naturopaths have been explaining that the gut is the first port of call for skincare support – again, it’s all about beauty from within. So let’s take a closer look at exactly what that means, and how it can help you get your glow on and achieve that supple, smooth skin you’re after.
Good Gut Health
Gut inflammation may appear as bloating, constipation or diarrhoea, excessive gas, nausea, and even low energy – there are many different signs and symptoms with underlying gut dysfunction as the trigger. But how does this effect my skin you ask? Well, gut inflammation can equal skin inflammation, leading to an increased risk of acne, lumps and bumps or just generally inflamed-looking skin (hello redness) and even just slow skin healing.
I know you’ll next ask how you can reduce gut inflammation, and you can from minimising inflammatory food intake such as sugar and highly-processed foods. and then assist your gut health with the likes of drinking collagen tea, more water and eating more fruit and veg. What’s so important is assisting your liver to also do it’s job, which is removing toxins and excess hormones.
So try increasing foods like broccoli, kale or brussels sprouts, and removing substances that put extra pressure on your liver such as alcohol, coffee, pesticides and synthetic bodycare products. Also, focus on good bacteria for gut-health such as yoghurt, kimchi and leeks, onions and garlic which help balance the gut microbiome. Lastly, ensure that you’re having enough fibre to assist your bowels and clear out toxins, which is where more fresh fruit and veg can assist as well as including a diet of whole grains and legumes.
Collagen Skin Support
Don’t forget to support your collagen intake to support your body function from within and in turn improve your skin’s appearance. Collagen depletes from 1 percent to 2 percent per year from our mid 20’s, so as we age, the collagen depletion starts to show with signs of thinning hair, ageing and dry skin, with less skin elasticity and more fine lines and wrinkles. By drinking collagen infused organic teas, they can assist your natural collagen levels, as collagen acts as the glue in your body as the major structural protein of all connective tissue, and also supports your body functions, joint and tendon health, gut-health as well as promoting improved skin, hair and nail growth. Feeding your skin and your body is the way forward – try drinking Fusspot Collagen Beauty Tea’s “Glow Junkie.” loose leaf tea blend, as it’s packed with antioxidants, polyphenols and hydrolyzed collagen peptides to support your skin, and will also help your immunity, energy and overall wellbeing.
And we wouldn’t want to forget the addition to our health of light daily exercise, something as simple as a 30 minute walk each day really helps strengthen bones, aids digestion and keeps our heart and lung health active. Our gut needs amplification from some daily movement to ensure that everything is flowing and working, and also assists with blood flow, which enables oxygen to move around the body and in particular to your largest organ – your skin. So, aiding digestion with some light exercise is a great way to stay active, fit and enhance your skin and wellbeing.
So there you have it – the inner health guide to glowing skin. Remember that clear, radiant skin is the result of what we put IN to our bodies as well as what we put ON our skin, but is also a result of what is happening internally as well.
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About The Author
Sam Arcadipane, the Founder of Fusspot Collagen Beauty Teas. Sam has left corporate life to pursue her own business and dream of giving women something just for them – a little time out with a cup of organic beauty tea that is also great for your skin.
She has developed organic teas infused with hydrolyzed collagen peptides to support and enhance beauty from within. Having spent 12 months developing this range of 11 blends, all infused with collagen and formulated with a Tea Master, she has created various organic blends that support your skin and complexion goals with a variety of organic herbs, tisanes, roots and plants that will also assist your sleep, energy, immunity or detox needs. There are loose leaf teas, environmentally friendly and biodegradable teabag blends, and a chai and matcha powder blends.
You can find out about the powerful benefits of each blend on: www.fusspottea.com