Easy Tips for Healthy, Glowing Skin!

Easy Tips for Healthy, Glowing Skin!

Are you curious what steps you can take to achieve healthy and glowing skin? 
If so, it's time to learn the secrets from a naturopathic perspective! 
Much of what is seen on the surface of our body can be traced back to what is going on inside the body. 
Healthy skin generally comes down to two main components: 

1. A healthy gut and liver 

2. Adequate vitamins & minerals in your diet! 

Keep reading to find some of our easy tips that you can apply and incorporate into your lifestyle today!

🌿 Start with your gut microbiome 🌿

Imbalances in your microbiome, such as lack of diversity or leaky gut, can be expressed in the skin. That is why we like to focus first on nourishing your microbiome with plenty of pre and probiotic rich foods to create a rich and diverse microflora. Including a mix of fermented foods, resistant starches and plenty of variety of fibres and plant foods is a great way to begin nourishing your gut microbiome. Adding in a daily probiotic  can also be helpful. Speak to one of our nutritionists or naturopaths in store to find the right one for you.
We absolutely love the Ultimate Biotic to nourish your gut bacteria with pre and probiotics. This blend has 25 billion colony forming units per teaspoon guaranteed with 15 strains of probiotics, including soil based organisms to support immune defence and vitamin production, 5 prebiotic food sources and certified organic ingredients! You can't get more gut loving than this one! 

🌿 Support your liver 🌿 

To read more about the best herbs to help detoxify your liver, check out our last newsletter, here! 

As the liver is responsible for producing bile which helps with digestion, it is intimately connected to your gut. Not only this but a high toxic load can also present in symptoms in the skin, thus loving your liver is KEY to healthy and glowing skin. 👏🏼

As hard as it is, if we could only choose ONE liver supplement available in our store to give your liver a little bit of extra love, which one would it be? 👀

... Milk Thistle Extract 🤩

Milk thistle is a herb that acts as a super antioxidant and has been clinically researched to support the health and detoxification pathways of your liver! It also assists with relieving inflammation in the body, reducing free radical damage, supporting elimination pathways and promoting a healthy, happy gut. We highly recommend this product and consider it a must have for liver health!

🌿 Nourish your Body with all of the Phytonutrients, Vitamins & Minerals! 🌿

It's important that you're meeting all of your nutrient requirements as many of them are vital for skin healing, regeneration and repair. Eating a balanced, varied and nourishing diet is one of the best ways to do so with plenty of protein, healthy fats and veggies. 

These are our TOP nutrients for hair, skin and nail health that you can also find in supplementation form in our store. We recommend talking to one of our naturopaths to find the best product for you! 

1. Vitamin A 

Vitamin A is an essential nutrient for the skin, promoting healthy collagen and keratin production which is a building block of your skin cells and crucial for maintaining its integrity. This is a fat soluble vitamin, meaning it is best absorbed with fats, and rich in sweet potato, pumpkin, eggs, leafy greens and liver.

2. Vitamin C 

This vitamin is essential for healthy collagen production as well as a power antioxidant for fighting against free radical damage, premature ageing and skin repair. Can be found in a wide variety of fresh fruits and vegetables including berries, oranges, lemons, capsicum, microgreens, root vegetables and more! 

3. Zinc 

This one is such a crucial mineral for healthy skin! Deficiencies in zinc can often show up in a variety of skin issues. This is also a common deficiency in the modern population as much of the soil used in farming is low in zinc which is going to impact the nutrition of our food supply. If you're prone to acne, eczema or any inflammatory skin condition you might want to consider a zinc supplement! 

🌿 Speak to one of our in store naturopaths or nutritionists to find the right strength zinc  supplement for you. 🌿

4. Essential Fatty Acids 

Maybe the name gave it away, but these are ESSENTIAL for a healthy skin microbiome and barrier. High in oily fish, avocados and nuts, however we would recommend everyone consider a high quality fish oil supplement to help your body reach its Omega 3 requirements. 

🌿 Incorporate Collagen into your Diet! 🌿

Collagen is a great protein powder alternative that has a significant benefit on strengthening skin elasticity, wrinkles and hydration, with just 3-10g per day being researched to show improvements! On top of this, it is also rich in the amino acid glycine, which is often lacking in other protein sources which can  provide anti-inflammatory benefits to the body, gut microbiome and even support a healthy nights sleep!  🙌🏼