We all go through it. Periods of dull, dry, complicated skin. Sometimes it’s after a night of partying, other times a small sign of self-neglect, and other times we’re just stressed, busy or broke. Radiance is something we all seek. Your complexion is radiant when it’s smooth and bright enough to reflect light. We all want to be able to achieve (and keep) a healthy color, as well as the beautiful, youthful skin we know we deserve. How can we combat dullness and achieve our best color and complexion all year round? The answers are simple, and provided by nature!
Supplements are my favorite, fool-proof way to achieve healthy, glowing skin. If you’re frustrated with dull, dry or even acneic skin, supplements could be your answer!
Some of my favorite supplements for a lovely complexion are:
Biotin – An essential B vitamin, biotin is great for digestion, skin, hair and nails.
Iron – to combat anemia. Iron is used for tackling dryness and pale skin. It adds a natural glow.
Omega’s – Omega’s are perfect for wrinkle prevention. Omegas organically create supple, smooth skin.
Try to get a lot of greens in your diet too. Salads and smoothies are a great way to do this!
Plenty of Water
Drinking the recommended 8-10 glasses of water a day can be hard, so try adding some berries, fruit, lemon or even some essential oils into your water!
I adore Belly Bliss by Well Scent. Well Scent makes 100% Organic and Wild-Harvested Blend for Digestion, Liver + Gut Support. I take this in the morning every day with hot water + cayenne pepper and lemon. It’s very refreshing, calming and soothes my tummy.
I instantly notice more hydrated, supple, brighter skin and less cellulite creeping in. Plus, my digestion and my mood are both noticably better! Well Scent also makes an amazing essential oil for Cystic Acne!
Atapa Snana is the yogic phrase for the healing benefits of sun bathing.
It’s June. So you no longer have any excuse. Get outside! Soak up the sunshine! Add some Vitamin D into your supplement routine on days where the sun is being super stubborn (like it has been in San Diego recently! Jeez!) Try to get 10-15 minutes of sunshine every day. This helps our skin naturally, as an anti-cancer, mood stabilizer, decreasing asthma, and supporting the immune system. And it gives us a killer glow!
Get Your Glow On
Using a luminizer with my makeup is my favorite way to get a glow naturally! I proudly collaborate with Delizioso Skincare to provide an organic, natural glow crème luminzer. With bases of organic olive oil, prickly pear seed oil, argan oil, and natural mica, it will brighten your complexion as well as add a youthful glow. If you’re not-so-vegan, RMS Beauty also makes an amazing luminizer. There’s also the beautiful Dolce highlighter by Alima Pure.
No matter how you go about it, adding a natural shimmer to the face around the tops of the cheekbones and around the eyes can instantly create a brighter, younger, more supple look to the skin.
If you’ve done all the above and are still experiencing a dull or unusually pale complexion, you may want to consider coming off of America’s most accepted drug: caffeine. Caffeine is super hard for our body to process. It can congest your liver, which causes liver spots. Caffeine blocks your liver from filtering out very important toxins. It’s also incredibly dehydrating for your entire body. In fact, coffee is a natural diuretic. Caffeine also increases heart rate, often mimicking symptoms of anxiety!
You can replace this with tea, such as Buddha Teas.
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