People say to me all the time "I have problem skin" whether the problem is wrinkles, breakouts or sun damage. EVERYONE thinks that their skin is the "worst" so here are two things that are going to help with your skin from the inside out.
1. Drink more water!
I know people say this often but it is SO true!!! I love this explanation..."The fact is that skin is an organ, and just like any other part of the body. your skin is made up of cells. And skin cells, like any other cell in the body, are made up of water. Without water, the organs will certainly not function properly or at their best. If your skin is not getting the sufficient amount of water, the lack of hydration will present itself by turning your skin dry, tight and flaky. Dry skin has less resilience and is more prone to wrinkling" - University of Wisconsin
So how much water? At LEAST two liters.
2. DRINK TEA!
So often, skin gets out of wack because the PH in the skin is off causing the skin to be "too dry" or "too oily" or even "too red" in tone. A great way OTHER than topical skincare is to bring the body's PH back. To do this ingesting products that increase alkaline in the body also changes the PH balance. There are foods and topical things will do this as well but who doesn't love a good cup of tea! NOT all teas are Created equal here...there are only a few that promote PH balance. My two favorite are:
- Peppermint Tea: very alkaline, very tasty and very, very good for digestion. It’s refreshing, natural and caffeine free and has been widely recommended for IBS, flatulence, bad breath, nausea and heartburn.
- Ginger Tea: one of my personal favorites, this zingy bad-boy is also good for digestion and nausea – but is also great for circulation, colds, flu, stress and headaches.