Healthy Skin from The Inside Out

Healthy skin, aging skin, environmental toxins, lack of sleep, stress, skin protection, sunscreen, skincare, microneedling, facial acupuncture

Your skin is a significant barrier, protecting your insides from the outside world – including the harsh sun and environmental toxins to everyday bumps and scrapes. Amazingly, your insides are equally effective in creating and preserving healthy skin.

Did you know your skin is the body’s largest organ and is constantly regenerating? The outer layer of skin sheds old cells every seven years and replaces them with fresh ones. This natural process can slow down as we age, and that’s when we start to see wrinkles, fine lines, and a loss of the youthful glow we try so hard to hold onto.

Want to preserve your skin’s vibrancy? Here are some common enemies that threaten your skin:

  • Dehydration: Think of your skin like a plump, juicy peach. When dehydrated, it becomes shriveled and dull.
  • Environmental Toxins: Pollution, harsh chemicals, and even some relatives (just kidding) can wreak havoc on your skin. These toxins damage your skin barrier and accelerate the aging process.
  • Lack of Sleep: When you’re sleep-deprived, it shows – puffy eyes and dull complexion. Skin cell repair happens primarily during sleep, so getting 7-9 hours each night is crucial for skin repair.
  • Stress: We all experience stress, but chronic stress can wreak havoc on your skin. Stress leads to breakouts, inflammation, and a weakened skin barrier.
  • The Elements: While Vitamin D from the sun is beneficial, prolonged exposure without protection can lead to skin damage, causing wrinkles, age spots, and potentially skin cancer.

At CNMA we offer functional solutions to keep your skin healthy. Here are some powerful tools you can use to protect your skin from everyday damage:

  • UV Mask: Consider a broad-spectrum UV mask for added sun protection, especially on your face and neck.
  • Sunscreen: This one’s a no-brainer. Apply sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher daily, even on cloudy days. Reapply every two hours or more often if active. Check out the EWG guide to the least toxic sunscreens.
  • Hydration: Drink plenty of water to keep your skin cells plump and hydrated. Aim for a minimum of 90 ounces daily, and adjust based on your activity level and climate.
  • Sleep Hygiene: Establish a relaxing bedtime routine and prioritize getting 7-9 hours of quality sleep each night.
  • Stress Management Techniques: Find healthy ways to manage stress, such as meditation, yoga, deep breathing exercises, or spending time in nature. Reducing stress can significantly improve the look of your skin.

Remember, healthy skin starts from the inside out. Taking care of your overall health and making simple lifestyle changes can support your skin’s natural renewal process and help you achieve a healthy, radiant complexion.

Want to take your skincare routine to the next level? CNMA offers Aesthetic Acupuncture!

At Colorado Natural Medicine, we offer personalized solutions to address your unique skincare concerns. We can help you create a customized plan that combines these lifestyle strategies with additional support, such as nutritional guidance or natural skincare solutions, including microneedling, nanoneedling, and facial acupuncture.

To learn more, schedule a complimentary new patient consultation or schedule directly with Melissa Crum by calling 303-688-6698 or scheduling online.

Colorado Natural Medicine offers functional medicine healthcare options including naturopathy, holistic counseling, and acupuncture in Castle Rock, Colorado. Colorado Natural Medicine & Acupuncture serves Denver, Boulder, and Colorado Springs.

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