3 Simple Steps For a Natural Glow
View your skin as the body’s first line of defense against external elements like toxins which could lead to a damaged, dull and dehydrated appearance. Consuming the right amount of nutrients and sufficient hydration should be the key strategy to fortify your defense system. Eat your way to a healthy glow: be intentional in consuming foods containing selenium, zinc, protein, vitamin A, C &E, and healthy fats. Good quality supplements are great and all, however, keep in mind the operative word there is “supplement". Supplements are not meant to replace needed nutrients. They serve the purpose of supplementing what the body did not absorb from the meals we consume.
My philosophy about all things health-related is, "pay the cost now or pay the cost later." It's a motto with many variables, so I'll leave a full explanation for a later blog. For the purpose of this "skincare" topic, it simply means to spend the time to research the ingredients of products you use. Do not get sidetracked by catchy phrases like "all-natural" on the labels. A quick Google search will net you a plethora of data. Some may scare you straight to making your own products, (this is exactly how Zen & Bloom started) when comparisons of what else it's used for pop up in the search results. It's been a few years since I discovered formaldehyde was an ingredient in a favorite skincare product I frequently used. To this day it still makes me cringe when I think about it. Another discovery you may make is that you've been "had" by the marketing hype.
I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but that wrinkle corrector AND collagen booster AND deeply moisturizing face cream AND serum AND intensely moisturizing eye cream in your checkout cart might very well be the same product, formulated to create different consistencies but packaged and marketed as individual products. The moral of this tale is; keep your skincare products simple: chemical-free and organic plant-based. Ditch the products that strip the skin of what the body naturally produces. That naturally oily skin you so dislike could very well be the reason why wrinkles are kept at bay and not so much so those expensive jars of moisturizer.
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