Health Benefits | June 02, 2023

Glow With The Flow

By Rory Coulter
Glow With The Flow

Beauty comes from within – and so does healthy, radiant skin. Unlock the secrets to sunkissed summer skin with these six simple tips:

1/ Get your beauty sleep.

There’s a reason it’s called beauty sleep. Getting enough quality sleep is vital to your skin’s health and appearance. During sleep, your body goes into repair and regeneration mode. This is when the skin's cells undergo renewal, and collagen production increases. Collagen is a protein that helps maintain the skin's elasticity and firmness, leading to a more youthful appearance. Sleep also plays a critical role in reducing skin inflammation. That’s why poor sleep can exacerbate inflammatory skin conditions like acne, eczema, and psoriasis. Quality sleep can help lower stress levels, and chronic stress can negatively impact your skin's health. Stress hormones like cortisol can contribute to skin problems such as acne breakouts, increased oil production, and impaired wound healing. By managing stress through adequate sleep, you can promote healthier skin. For quality sleep, try our bestselling Sleep Blend with over 1,000 5-star reviews! >

2/ Stay hydrated.

Keeping your skin adequately hydrated is crucial for maintaining its health, elasticity, and overall appearance. Be sure to drink plenty of water to help maintain optimal skin hydration. Alcohol and caffeine can dehydrate your body, which can impact your skin's moisture levels. Consume these beverages in moderation and balance them with an increased intake of water. 

3/ Eat a balanced diet.

Diet plays a significant role in maintaining healthy skin. The nutrients you consume can affect the overall appearance, hydration, and vitality of your skin. Opt for whole, unprocessed foods whenever possible to provide your skin with the nutrients it needs. Antioxidant-rich foods (such as berries, leafy greens, citrus fruits, and nuts) can help protect your skin against damage from free radicals. Eating foods high in omega-3 fatty acids ( such as salmon, walnuts, chia seeds, and flaxseeds) can help keep your skin supple and moisturized. Consuming healthy fats from sources like avocados, olive oil, and nuts can help maintain skin elasticity, provide moisture, and support a healthy skin barrier function, which acts as a protective shield against environmental stressors and irritants. It’s best to try to limit or avoid highly processed foods, which can contribute to inflammation and exacerbate inflammatory skin conditions like eczema. 

4/ Take Magnesium.

Magnesium helps retain moisture in the skin, keeping it hydrated and preventing dryness by supporting the function of enzymes involved in skin barrier repair and enhancing the skin's ability to retain water. Magnesium also possesses anti-inflammatory properties, which can help soothe and calm irritated or inflamed skin. It may be beneficial for individuals with conditions like acne, rosacea, or eczema. Magnesium is also involved in the synthesis of collagen, the  protein that provides structure and elasticity to the skin. Sufficient magnesium levels can support collagen production, contributing to firm and youthful-looking skin. As an antioxidant, magnesium helps neutralize free radicals, which are harmful molecules that can damage skin cells and contribute to premature aging. By reducing oxidative stress, magnesium can help promote healthier and more vibrant skin. Try our bestselling Mellö Magnesium Superblend with over 1,100 5-star reviews! >


5 / Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize!

Moisturizing is an essential step in maintaining healthy skin. Well-moisturized skin appears more youthful and radiant and regular moisturizing helps minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, as hydrated skin is plumper and has improved elasticity. Moisturizers also help soothe inflammation and strengthen the skin's barrier function, keeping it healthy and protected. Our bestselling USDA certified organic Daily Balm is the perfect moisturizer for your whole body – and whole family! It’s gently formulated from the finest ingredients to balance, hydrate, nourish, and revitalize even the most sensitive skin. It’s also a great after-sun product. Fresh and woodsy with bright hints of citrus, the subtle scent evokes a sense of calm and wellbeing thanks to a blend of the finest essential oils, intentionally selected for their distinct balancing and grounding properties. Shop Daily Balm >

6/ Bonus – Don’t forget your lips!

If your lips are chapped, dry, or flaky, try exfoliating them to remove dead skin cells for a plumper pout. Create a simple homemade lip scrub by mixing a pinch of sugar with a dab of coconut oil. Massage onto your lips and remove with a damp washcloth. Then keep your lips kissably soft with our nourishing and revitalizing Hemp Infused Lip Balm, available in four delicious flavors. (Grapefruit + Tangerine is our favorite for summer!)


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