We spend a lot of time talking about skin. It’s our largest organ, after all. It's our first point of contact with the rest of the world. It is our touch and our feeling. And it's the canvas upon which our beauty rituals are experienced.
But beauty is more than skin deep. Our skin’s radiance is a good measure of our internal health, and common assailants like fatigue, dehydration and inflammation, can create chronic skin conditions like fine lines, lackluster tone and rosacea, to name a few. Yes, high quality, safe and serious skincare should be a part of your daily routine, and International Orange is known for our esthetician-curated selection, but the beauty we seek - glowing, hydrated skin, wide-awake eyes, a bright smile and even skin tone - are achieved not only through products, but also through lifestyle.
Regardless of your skin condition, these are 3 universal lifestyle practices that compliment any Skin Strategy:
Drink fresh water - Quality matters. Aluminum, chlorine, fluoride and even arsenic found in tap water can lead to skin problems, as well as many other health conditions. Natural spring water and filtered tap water are the best options. A reverse osmosis filter removes chlorine, inorganic, and organic contaminants in your water, and about 80 percent of the fluoride found in regular tap water. Also recommended are ion exchange filers and granular carbon block filters. Drink it fresh. Drink it often. 8 cups a day is the bare minimum. Swap all of your beverages for water for just a week, and see how energized you feel and how glowing you appear.
Get regular sleep - The quickest way to sagging, dragging skin is to log less than 8 hours of zzz’s a night. Our bodies - our skin - need time to reset. Try this for a week: aim to be in bed by 10pm, and up no earlier than 6am. Minimize use of any technology one hour before bed to avoid overstimulating the brain. After a week, you'll see the difference in the mirror.
Meditate - There is a direct link between brain and beauty. Studies from the emerging field of Psychodermatology suggest that meditation addresses the underlying issues that create skin problems in the first place. Meditation brings awareness to our breath, our body and our surroundings. This leads to increased ability to pause, be present and consider our lifestyle choices. Meditation combined with a non-toxic, effective skincare routine will deliver the glow you’re seeking, from the inside out.
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