In my work as a holistic nutritionist and natural weight loss expert, I often coach people who have been struggling with their weight and general well-being for many years.
One of the awesome "side effects" they experience when going on a healing journey with me, is a significantly improved skin texture: decreased wrinkles, no more acne, plumped-up contours and a glowing complexion.
Are you suffering from wrinkled, dry, red or itchy skin?
Try this holistic step-by-step plan:
1. Relax. I mean it!
I guess nobody doubts that stress or worries hugely affect our well-being and looks. The weird thing, however, is that being busy with work or life has become so normal that there's no time anymore for anything but essential breaks where we simply relax and really focus on doing nothing.
Two minutes of conscious breathing at an open window before getting dressed in the morning.
A couple of mindful minutes on a park bench during our lunch break.
Listening to calming music while commuting, a walk around the neighborhood after dinner, letting go of unhappy thoughts over a cup of green tea, or falling asleep during a guided meditation.
There are many quick and simple ways to smooth the lines on our face and reduce the stress hormones that are ruining our complexion. If we've got time to constantly check our social media accounts, we've got time for the above, too!
2. Detox daily.
One of the first things I teach my clients is that detoxing is not a trend or short program to follow every once in a while.
It's something that should, and easily can, become a daily routine:
A shot of birch sap or apple cider vinegar before breakfast, a bottle of lemon water during the day, a green smoothie to prevent the afternoon slump and a cup of milk thistle tea after dinner.
By drinking the right kinds of liquids we keep our system — and our skin — clean and happy and effectively prevent wrinkles.
3. Hydrate well.
Consuming enough liquids is not only great to hydrate our skin and reduce acne, drinking plenty of water can even boost our metabolism by 30%!
4. Get the most of vitamin cures.
I used to have many different pots and jars in my bathroom cabinet which cost a fortune and did very little to nourish my skin. On the contrary, foaming agents ruined its natural balance and left it first taut, and then excessively oily. Peels gave me pimples and anti-aging creams red spots.
One day I got rid of all the store-bought stuff (yes, even most of my organic products) and started using vitamin cures instead. My skin started to blossom!
5. Love your fat!
As much as I love my vitamin cures for external usage, we need to eat them too. Apart from water and green juice, these foods have done wonders for my dry skin:
- Chia seeds
6. Try Schuessler Cell Salts
In the 19th century, the German homeopathic doctor Wilhelm Heinrich discovered that certain inorganic mineral salts could be used to treat various conditions. For oily skin, these salts are super effective.
For dry, reddish and sensitive skin prone to inflammation, try:
Ferrum phosphorucm (#3): It soothes the skin and has an inflammatory effect.
Silicea (# 11): It's also anti-inflammatory and improves the skin's elasticity.
Kalium bromatum (#14): It's effective to treat chronic skin conditions.
Every day, dissolve six pills of each cell salt in a bottle with hot water (preferably use a glass bottle). Sip throughout the day and repeat daily for six weeks.
Of course, there are many things you can do to sooth your skin and give it back its glow. However, overwhelm kills motivation, and I see the best results in my clients when we take it one step at a time.
Is there anything else you'd like a step-by-step plan for to start your own healing journey? Let me know in the comments below!
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