What is the largest organ in the body?
Need a hint?
It is also the heaviest organ.
Still not there?
It is external.
Ready for the answer?
It is your skin!
We are often seeking external solutions for little skin problems, but it is also important to look for underlying causes to skin problems you could be experiencing. Skin tells us when our hormones are off balance, when our food choices have been less than perfect and when we are dehydrated. Actually, it also communicates when we are stressed or anxious. It is a great barometer for overall health!
I’m sure we’ve all had acne, rashes and dry skin and immediately reached for acne washes, antibiotic ointments, and lotion. But have you ever thought about trying to attack the problem from another angle?
If you read beauty news and blogs, you already know that people have been trying injections and other skin-deep cures for a while. While the promotion of supplements for overall skin health is a relatively new trend, seasoned vitamin-takers are well aware of the long term skin benefits that omega fatty acids, coenzyme Q10 and many others can provide.
For example, those who dehydrate easily might have dry skin. Drinking water and using lotion helps, but you are always one hot bath away from snakeskin legs. Adding a fish oil supplement can help! Omega 3 fatty acids nourish and hydrate skin from the inside out, soothing irritation and reducing visible signs of ageing. Ideal for eczema and psoriasis, it helps manage inflammation and calm and heal skin.
Antioxidants and many vitamins (A, C, E, etc.) can help keep the cells healthy. They help reduce free radicals and toxins and support the body in preventing damage to healthy cells. By the way, antioxidants are the top fighters against visible signs of ageing. Cool, right?
We are not suggesting you give up the lotion, and always remember to apply sunscreen! Simply be aware that youthful, glowing skin should be cared for from the inside out AND the outside in.