How a healthy lifestyle leads to a healthy skin?

07/06/2021, Healing Holidays

Many of us long for a beautiful complexion and healthy skin. Our skin works hard as a barrier to the outside world, meaning factors such as stress, smoking, an unhealthy lifestyle and sunlight can damage our skin. However, there are a few things you can do to keep your skin looking radiant. 

Some key things to note about a Healthy Skin

  • Intestines play a much bigger role when it comes to a glowing skin.
  • If you are looking for a beautiful skin, sugar should not be your friend.
  • Water intake and Sleep cycle go hand-in-hand with a healthy skin.
  • Are you often stressed? Well, this could not be a good sign. Stress levels can eat up your skin health.
  • Want to recover your skin? Medical spas might be the right call. 

Intestines and a Healthy Skin

You may be surprised to know that there is a strong connection between the health of your intestines and your skin, particularly a healthy skin. The microorganisms in the intestine produce substances such as ceramides, lactic acid, vitamins and hyaluronic acid which help your skin stay radiant. Within each of us is about 2 kilos of intestinal bacteria which is often known as intestinal flora. Your intestinal flora is used by the body to absorb the nutrients in food and benefits most from natural foods and antioxidants. When you feed your body fast foods and ready meals they begin to decrease, which can have a negative effect on general health, opening your body to contracting various diseases. As the number of bacteria in your intestine decreases, this throws your intestinal flora off balance, which can also promote or accelerate skin inflammation. The issue often arises from high consumption of dairy products, gluten, alcohol and coffee as this can hinder the skin. There are a lot of external and internal remedies to the skin which can effectively provide the above nutrients. Click here to read about them. 

Healthy Lifestyle with Healing Holidays UK.Microorganisms in intestines can assist a glowing and a healthy skin 

A resort located in Austria, provides just the skin treatment you need. You can read more about this one of a kind healing holiday spa here. They are known for their magnificent anti-inflammatory clinic. 

Is Sugar Bad for Skin Health?

In order to combat this issue, the best way to start is to focus your diet on natural foods. This does not mean that you have to be religiously counting calories, but start to become aware of which nutrients have a positive effect on your body to make it feel healthy and fit. There is no such thing as a perfect diet however including fresh, seasonal fruits and vegetables as well as nuts and seeds can give your body some really positive results. One of the worst substances that you can fuel your body and skin with is sugar. Sugar in excess connects itself to collagen and elastic fibres of the skin, making them limp and inelastic. In addition, age spots, acne or other skin diseases can develop. As such, over consumption of sugary substances can take you far away from a healthy skin. Foods such as watermelon, berries, carrots, avocado, green tea, nuts and seeds, coconut yoghurt, salmon, spinach, apples, olive oil, cauliflower and broccoli are great for the complexion. Want to read more about the potential health effects of sugar? Click here to find out. 

Sugar and Healthy Skin; Probably not rhyming together

Skin Health Parameters; Water and Sleep

Another big factor that contributes toward a healthy skin is the water consumption. Our skin needs to be padded from the inside out. As the skin consists of 30% water and the different skin layers act like a sponge and so, if it is not sufficiently supplied with water, even the most healthy skin can often become pale, flaccid and inelastic. If you find it difficult to drink water throughout the day, cucumber slices, various fruits or a dash of lemon can make a glass of water far more appetising. 

Furthermore, the amount and quality of your sleep can directly impact your skin's health when it comes to obtaining a natural glow. As you sleep, a growth hormone is released to allow our bodies and skin to regenerate. If we sleep too little or the quality of our sleep is poor, the release of this hormone is far less efficient, leading to dark circles, pallor and thin skin which in the long term can contribute to wrinkles. It is generally said 7-8 hours of sleep is optimal. 

Click here to see our most visited sleep enhancement programmes. 

Stressed from ointments on the skin? Well, you should read this.

It has been drilled into our heads for the last 25 years that we should always apply sunscreen and this could not be more true when discussing the effects of sunlight on a healthy skin. Spending too much time in the suns rays can enhance wrinkles later in life. Dermatologists have explained that the formation of wrinkles is 30 to 40 perfect genetic and so the rest is of our own production. However, in the modern world, it could not be easier to counteract this effect. Sun screen has developed rapidly through the years with many beauty products now having SPF in them. To avoid overexposure to UV rays, try to stay in the shade when it warmer climates. 

Excessive stress can also lead to blemishes and dull epidermis and takes it away from being a healthy skin. In order to decrease your stress levels, find an activity that releases stress. This could be HIIT trainingyoga or meditation. Activities as simple as going for a 15-minute walk in the fresh air can also work wonders whilst providing relaxation. Regular sweating opens the pores, allowing accumulates dirt particles to escape. Nevertheless, it is always important to clean your face after physical exertion using natural care products that are free of mineral oils, parabens and microplastics.

Medical spas for a better and Healthy Skin

With the increase in lifestyle stress and other factors causing general unbalance in health, a regular visit to a medical spa is a fantastic way to ensure your health stays on track and can counteract the onset of chronic illness at an early stage. With a team of medical experts at your disposal, there are options to check up, check out and proceed with medical procedures necessary to ensure optimal health. Click here to learn more about Medical Spas


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