Integrative Skin Care
Getting the healthy, happy skin you’ve always wanted starts by focusing on the inside out, not the outside in!
Your Skin Is An Organ, your largest organ and your body’s first line of defense. Between exposure to the elements, stress, pollution, poor nutrition, and of course, natural aging, your skin is always on the alert.
Here are some tips:
Drink Enough Water
Make sure you’re getting enough hydration every day by drinking adequate amounts and eating plenty of vegetables. Drink water throughout the day, not just when you feel a thirst coming on.
In spite of the classic advice being “8 glasses a day”, new research suggests that women could safely consume a total of approximately 2.7 litres (that’s closer to 11 glasses) of water from all beverages and foods each day and that men could safely drink about 3.7 litres (more than 15 glasses) daily.
Eat An Anti-Inflammatory Diet
Inflammation isn’t just the root of disease, it can also be the root of many skin ailments including acne, eczema, psoriasis, and more. Just as reducing inflammatory foods can positively affect your other systems, the effect of reducing inflammatory foods can be read on the surface of your skin!
Try removing common inflammatory foods for at least 4 weeks to start to see an improvement in your skin’s health.
Remove these Inflammatory Foods and Eat Foods that Fight Inflammation: Gluten, Wheat products, Dairy (particularly cow’s milk and cheese), Refined sugar, Processed foods and beverages, ‘Junk’ food, ‘Fast’ food, Leafy greens, Tomatoes, Berries, Fatty fish, Olive, avocado, and coconut oil, Green Tea Water, Probiotics.
Please note that if you may have food allergies/sensitivities to avoid those even if these food items are generally considered to be healthy.
Take a Collagen Supplement
Did you know that collagen production declines with age? This nutrient is responsible for giving skin its elasticity, and daily collagen consumption can help to maintain a healthy glow. Bone broth and powdered “grass-fed” collagen powder to add to smoothies are popular ways to increase your collagen consumption and reap the many benefits, including an improved complexion.
Enjoy the benefits of IV Nutrient Therapy
Glutathione is an antioxidant that is naturally synthesized in the body. As a superior antioxidant, it’s known to help flush toxins from the body. When administered together with vitamin C and other vitamins and minerals, this combination can help strengthen and brighten the skin from the inside out without the risk of skin irritation or hyperpigmentation that comes with some topical treatments.
Try Facial Acupuncture
If you thought acupuncture was only for the body, think again! Facial acupuncture works with the meridians to release congestion in the skin and increase circulation and collagen production. Incredibly, facial acupuncture can also help to relax fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes and forehead, tighten sagging skin, and can even out paleness and redness.
Sometimes known as ‘cosmetic acupuncture,’ it’s an alternative to injectables that has remarkable anti-aging effects.
Use High Quality Skincare Products
While it’s important to have a good skincare regime, it’s also important to know what’s in the products you put on your face. Seek out quality ingredients that will enhance your health not add toxic burden to your system. There are lots of good natural products available to care for your skin, please choose wisely.
Integrative Skincare Procedures
At Wellbeing Centre, we take a tailored and holistic approach to Neuromodulators using the minimum amount of product possible, ideally combined with Naturopathic guidance for nourishing and strengthening the skin.
Wellbeing Centre offers Naturopathic consultations which, in conjunction with external treatments, help correct any underlying health issues such as hormonal imbalances, nutritional deficiencies or inflammatory conditions.
We consider this to be an ideal integrative approach to improving the look and health of the skin while revitalizing the whole body.
Now that you’re ready to take care of your largest organ from the inside out and the outside in, there’s one more thing – and that’s enjoying the self-care process of maintaining beautiful, healthy skin!