In our last post, we talked about some of the skin conditions that red light therapy can help treat. At Avanti Body in Vacaville, we are passionate about your health and want to share some things you can be doing in conjunction with red light therapy to have a natural, healthy glow! Here are 5 tips for healthy skin:
1. Eat a healthy diet.
What we put into our body doesn’t just impact our weight and how we feel, it also affects the appearance of our skin. In addition to eating a diet free from processed foods and excess sugar, here are some specific foods to focus on for healthy skin:
- Green tea
- Bone broth
2. Drink water.
Staying hydrated is one of the most important things we can do for our skin. On top of that, hydration has many other added benefits such as boosting mood and energy levels, improving digestive health, treating headaches, detoxifying, helping you lose weight, and fighting stress. We’ve all heard the rule about drinking 8 glasses of water a day—while everyone’s exact water requirements are different, this is a good place to start. It’s best to check with a doctor or nutritionist to determine just how much water your body needs.
3. Exfoliate/dry brush.
Exfoliating about twice a week helps remove dead and dry skin cells and improves circulation, keeping your skin healthy and glowing. Dry brushing is exactly what it sounds like—brushing the skin with a dry brush, usually before showering. You brush the skin with a specific pattern, toward the heart, starting with the feet and hands. Here are some of the benefits of exfoliating and dry brushing:
- A brighter complexion
- Removes dead/old skin cells to reveals healthy skin underneath
- Improves skin tone
- Prevents breakouts
- Helps with ingrown hairs
- Stimulates the lymph system to eliminate toxins from the body
Moisturizing is key to younger, more supple-looking skin. At Avanti Body, we carry the Osaine SeaStem Line of products including:
- Renewing Day Cream
- Renewing Night Cream
- Healing Face Serum
- Restoring Eye Cream
- Remodeling Body Cream
Sweating is a fantastic way to cleanse your pores. Raising your heart rate through exercise several times a week can also improve your circulation and, as a result, your skin’s appearance. Exercise supports the detoxification and cellular renewal processes in the body.
6. Get plenty of sleep.
It’s called beauty sleep for a reason! Your skin is one of the first places a lack of sleep will show up. We’ve all experienced dark circles under our eyes after a rough night of tossing and turning. Sleep is the body’s way of renewing and refreshing itself, including your skin. Making sleep a priority is one of the best things you can do to slow the effects of the aging process.
7. Just say no.
Try to avoid these things as much as possible, as they can all have very damaging effects on the skin.
- Excessive sun exposure
- Excessive bathing
- Strong soaps and detergents
Skin Care at Avanti Body
By implementing these natural tips for healthy skin, you’ll look and feel younger! If you’re looking for a little more help, we offer a number of options to keep your skin looking young and beautiful. Give us a call to find out what the Avanti Body System can do for your skin!