If you’re anything like us, when it comes to what goes on your skin you’re a straight-up expert. The evidence is in our stocks of SPF and fancy serums that promise bounce, firmness, a “glow from within”. But the truth is, that *glow from within*, actually starts within. As our body’s largest organ, our skin is a direct reflection of what’s happening on the inside. So what’s the 101 on getting reaching your skin goals? Here are our top three tips.
Collagen is key.
The not-so-good news: starting in our mid-20s, things like stress, pollution, and sun exposure, cause our bodies to produce less collagen. Collagen is an anti-inflammatory protein responsible for keeping our skin firm and supple, our hair shiny and thick, and our bone density at just the right level. But, don’t fret, there’s good news too: studies show that taking collagen supplements (like our very own Good to Glow) helps stimulate collagen production in your body and slows the signs of aging. Plus, because collagen is ‘activated’ by vitamin C we can boost our natural collagen production by eating vitamin C-rich foods or taking a supplement.
Women, drink your water.
64oz to be exact. Water helps detoxify your body of all the stuff you don’t need which, in turn, keeps your skin clear and hydrated. Hydration is key to a supple, plump, and, you guessed it, glowy complexion. Without it, our skin becomes dry, tight, and more prone to wrinkling. Bottom line: water is your BFF. Trust.
Say it with us: Ash-wa-gan-dha.
Ashwagandha is a powerful antioxidant that protects the skin from free radicals and damage. It also slows down the aging process by firming up the skin for a more glowy, luminous look. In short, yea, it’s sort of a miracle product.
And there you have it. Three ways to nourish your way to glowing, effortlessly-beautiful, and bouncy skin. Got questions? Comment below!