Here are five simple tips that you can use to help identify problems your skin may be telling you.
1. Vertical fine lines = dehydration. Increase not only water intake but also eat more fresh whole foods for proper cell hydration. Omega’s are also essential for glowing skin. Find a high quality supplement and try to take them at the same time daily and/or make sure and eat foods high in Omega’s such as flaxseed, walnuts, chia seeds or hemp seeds among many more.
2. Breakouts on chest & or forehead = stress. Stress sets off a cascade of inflammation, which is the root of all disease. When you’re stressed you feel Dis-‐‑ease, don’t you? Breathe deep, slow your mind & schedule some time for yourself to relax & rejuvenate. Your skin and entire body will thank you.
3. Breakouts on cheeks & or jawline = diet/digestion issues. Time to cleanse and clean up your diet. Choose foods that are alkalizing like greens, start your day with a warm cup of lemon water & eat mostly raw whole foods.
4. Skin feels rough to the touch = cell build up. Exfoliation is key. Alternating with exfoliants that act in a chemical manner (e.g. glycolic or lactic acid) with exfoliants that act in a mechanical manner (e.g. gentle scrubs, exfoliating beads) 3-‐‑6 times per week will smooth you out in no time.
5. Dry & oily combination skin = unbalanced. Unbalanced skin is unhappy skin. Now is a good idea to get a professional facial reevaluate your skin care program. Skin changes with age & with the seasons and is very revealing to what is going on inside your body. For optimal skin health it is best to have a facial every 4-‐‑6 weeks, but at the very least every season.
Rebecca Casper is a Medical Aesthetician & founder of A Beautiful Life Wellness in Venice & Beverly Hills. She focuses on skin health from the inside out.
Great stuff Rebecca! So true that what you put into your body is just as important as what you put on it! I have noticed a definite change in my skin