When you rise in the morning, sip a cup of hot water infused with a slice of fresh lemon to warm and stimulate your system. It will give a gentle boost to liver and kidney function, flush away toxins and dispel dark under eye circles.
Do your skin a favor and drop the sticky lotions and creams from your moisturizing routine. Heavy moisturizers weigh down the skin with a waxy buildup, clogging pores and exacerbating chronic dryness by making the skin lethargic, lazy and dependent. We’ve found that nutritive-rich moisture serums deliver the highest levels of natural source vitamins and antioxidants in a lightweight veil of moisture your skin just drinks in.
The sun is essential for emotional and physical wellbeing but excessive sun exposure without protection causes collagen to break down and the signs of aging to intensify. Prevent damage by using an all natural SPF and covering up with a hat or scarf when you’re out and about.
Regular exercise does more than give you a lean, healthy body. It also encourages the release of toxins through your pores, sends fresh nourishment to your cells by stimulating circulation and increases the skin’s metabolism. Best of all, the increased oxygen you take in during a work out prevents free radical damage and diminishes stress, both major causes of aging. So no more excuses – get moving for your health and your skin.
Remove all makeup before bed each night and skip the heavy night cream. Makeup and thick moisturizers smother the skin, trapping toxic secretions and preventing your skin from rejuvenating itself. A freshly washed face, nourished with one of our deep repair night serums will rejuvenate your skin while allowing cellular waste to easily escape pores.
Did you know that while you’re sleeping, your skin is hard at work? During your resting hours, your natural metabolic functions responsible for detoxification, repair and regeneration kick in. When you don’t get enough sleep, this work is never done properly or completely, leaving your skin tired and sluggish looking. To keep you looking, (and feeling), your very best, strive for eight hours of sound sleep each night.
Deep belly breaths are an amazing way to purify, nourish and calm the body. More than half your body's toxins are expelled through exhalation and the intake of oxygen helps your cells produce energy. Deep breathing also activates the hypothalamus, a part of the brain that triggers a relaxation response in the body and inhibits the production of stress hormones. Less stress + toxins = more youthful and beautiful skin.
Proper hydration is critical to the healthful functioning and detoxification of our bodies and essential to beautiful skin. Drink a minimum of 2 quarts or 64 ounces of purified water daily, (soda, coffee, tea and other beverages don’t count), for a healthy, hydrated body and luminous skin.
Make a daily EFA supplement a daily beauty habit. Considered essential to the health of nearly all body systems, omega-3 fatty acids must be obtained through diet. Supplementing with a flax seed or another omega-3 source is extremely beneficial to a myriad of conditions including heart disease, depression, auto-immune disorders, diabetes and cancer and supports skin health through a reduction in inflammation and increase in hydration.