3 Simple Tips for Glowing Clear Skin
Imagine waking up in the morning and not having to put any makeup on before you head to the gym or run those errands. Envision the confidence you feel when your skin is naturally glowing on that first date. And who doesn’t love hearing “Your skin is gorgeous…what do you use?” We all want naturally beautiful, glowing and clear skin…yet so many of us are struggling to achieve it or dealing with embarrassing breakouts for the first time in our 20s, 30s and 40s.
The skin is our largest organ and acts as a messenger for everything that is going on inside your body. So, really, it’s the indicator of our individual health and well-being. And a dull complexion, breakouts, or premature aging are all signs that something a little troublesome is going on inside.
Guess what? Using an expensive cream, over-the-counter acne products, topical prescriptions, or birth control to achieve the desired glow is not the answer. These are all ways of treating the symptom but ignoring the root cause of our skin issues. So let’s get to the bottom of this once and for all!
Here are three secrets to get glowing clear skin and lovely side effects of feeling healthier, more energized, and possibly losing some extra weight. You won’t get that from your expensive cream!
Secret #1 is something I call “Morning Water.” This simple trick will lead to increased energy and simple weight loss in addition to fabulous skin. Have an eight-ounce glass of room-temperature water next to your bed, sit up, and drink before getting out of bed. That’s it! After 7-8 hours of sleep, our bodies need hydration and a good flush to complete the detoxification process it just went through overnight. The next step is to drink 1-2 cups of warm-to-hot lemon water while you’re getting ready. Squeeze ½ of a fresh lemon into each. Lemon is extremely cleansing and detoxifying…a great way to start the day!
Secret #2 is to enjoy a “Green Beauty Smoothie” for instant glow and a satisfying breakfast. This is pure liquid nutrition! Filled with vitamins, minerals and nutrients, smoothies balance pH and blood sugar while the fiber helps sweep up toxins. Aim for a 3:1 vegetable-to-fruit ratio and sport your green goodness in a to-go cup for your morning commute. This balanced meal will keep you full until lunchtime.
My favorite Green Beauty Smoothie recipe:
- 1 c. coconut water
- 5-6 handfuls (fill to top of blender) of leafy greens like spinach or romaine…now blend to break down, then add
- ¼ to ½ avocado
- small handful of pineapple (mangoes or bananas work too), then blend again until smooth
Secret #3 is to include a quality probiotic supplement in your daily beauty regiment. Gut health is linked to the appearance of your skin and breakouts. The digestive tract needs friendly bacteria for good digestive function, absorption of nutrients, high energy levels, liver function, and a strong immune system. Quality is important in probiotics. Look for a high culture count of a variety of highly beneficial strains of lactobacillus acidophilus & bifidobacterium bifidum. Jarrow and New Chapter are great brands.
Enjoy and implement these simple secrets into your daily routine and be prepared for amazing skin and health transformation as you begin to heal from the inside out.
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