Clear Choices

Did you know that your lifestyle choices can play a major role in helping you achieve a clear complexion? Your skin is your largest organ and it's important to know how to care for it. From foods to hormones, there are several ways you can achieve beauty inside and out. Here are a few healthy strategies that you can apply to your daily life to support a healthier you.
You Are What You Eat
A healthy diet is not just for your waistline, it also helps to eliminate unnecessary breakouts and acne. Researchers are still concluding that eating foods high in omega-3 fatty acids and eating fewer dairy products and foods with a high glycemic index is a good way to keep your face clear and have healthy skin. Start incorporating healthy foods in your diet to get a head start to better skin. When making these new changes, changing, please remember to consult a physician to ensure that your body is getting the proper nutrition that it needs.
Keep It Balanced
Women at any age may experience some form of acne due to lifecycles such as puberty, PMS, and pregnancy. Primarily girls and women between the ages of 11 and 30 have a higher chance of getting hormonal acne when their hormones are imbalanced. Some women may experience a hormonal imbalance due to their birth control or other medications that they are on. If you find your experiencing hormonal breakouts, reach out to your healthcare provider and see what options they can provide to you.
First Line of Defense
It's important to have a skincare routine that is suitable for your skin type. You want to make sure that you start with the correct cleanser and moisturizer. However, everything else in between is just as important as your serums and sunscreens. No matter what the season, you want to make sure that your skin is protected during the peak hours of 10 AM to 4 PM. Using an SPF in your moisturizer or alone of 30 or more will help your skin avoid skin cancer, redness, age spots, and fine lines.
Say No to Stress
Stress can turn into breakouts. The one thing you want to remember is to stay calm and not allow your adrenal glands to produce cortisol into your bloodstream. This stress hormone can lead to inflamed, pus-filled pimples. If you find yourself in a stressful moment, try some breathing exercises to reduce your stress level to avoid it.
Beauty Sleep
An essential key to living a healthy life is getting a proper amount of rest. While you're sleeping your body is healing itself. If you're not getting enough sleep your body becomes stressed, which will trigger the cortisol production that can lead to breakouts. You will also experience dark circles, fine lines and clogged pores, and dullness. Ideally, eight hours is recommended for a good night's sleep to improve your immune system, regenerate, and repair cell tissues. Always remember to start where you are. Take inventory of your current routine, diet, and products, and make decisions that work for you. And always consult with a professional that can help you achieve the wellness goals that you are striving for.❤️