Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Five Tips for Healthy Skin

Many of you know that our skin is our body's largest organ and does absorb near 70% of what we put on it topically.  Our skin is also our body's largest organ of elimination.  To look and feel our best we all should make the little extra effort it takes to nourish and take care of our skin!

  Here are five simple tips for healthier skin.

1.) Water keeps our body hydrated and our cells nourished and able to effectively eliminate waste.  For most adults 8 - 8 ounce glasses of water every day is what our bodies require to work efficiently.

2.) Fiber keeps our digestive systems working well.  Many health care specialists believe that an unhealthy digestive system will adversely effect the healthiness of our skin.  So increase your intake of whole grains, cauliflower, ground flaxseed, and don't forget your apple every day!

3.) Improve your sluggish circulation by moving more!  Get off your chair and try to walk 100 minutes each week, or fifteen minutes per day for starters.  Your skin's health will improve with the new increased circulation!

4.) Avoid excessive sugar intake!  Sugar prematurely ages our entire body.  Start of slow and choose to slowly cut back in this area.

5.) Increase your intake of good fats such as flaxseed or walnut oils, or fish oil often found in cold water fish like salmon.  Good fats are great for healthy skin.

All natural skin care products are also a great step in the right direction for taking care of our skin.  Try Siena Soap Company's all natural skin care products, you will be glad you did!