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4 Easy things you can do to improve your skin health

Gelatin- Gelatin contains 2 essential amino acids, glycine and proline.  Both are needed for collagen production.  Collagen comprises most of the skin’s structure, so providing the building blocks for this protein is important. A gelatin rich diet may provide more protection against the damaging effects of sunlight, which could lessen the risk of wrinkles. Wondering how to incorporate gelatin into your diet?  Purchase a high quality powder gelatin powder, mix with hot water and refrigerate. Adding fresh blended blueberries to the liquid gelatin adds another level of skin health, since the berries are a powerful anti-oxidant.

Eat the Rainbow- Beta-carotene is prevalent in red and orange hued vegetables. The body converts beta carotene to vitamin A, a fat soluble vitamin.  Vitamin A stimulates fibroblasts, the cells responsible for developing tissue that keeps skin firm and healthy in the deep layers of your skin.  Other great sources of vitamin A are spinach, kale and collard greens.

Take a daily probiotic-  A probiotic is comprised of yeast and bacteria that can improve your health and digestive system. Good bacteria in the gut can help eliminate toxins and free radicals that can be damaging to your complexion.

Increase your Omega 3s- One of the first strategies you can use to improve your skin health is to make sure you are getting enough high quality omega-3 fats. If the back of your hand isn’t baby smooth, chances are you need to up your omega 3 intake. Sadly, a large portion of our fish supply is riddled with heavy metals and toxins that outweigh the benefits.  As an alternative, look for a krill oil or high quality fish oil.

Enjoy beautiful skin with a healthy heartbeat

Heal your skin with a healthy heartbeat. 4 ways exercise can deliver more vibrant, youthful skin. 

We all know the basics when improving the overall look and health of our skin, but do you ever think of exercise and heart health to give you a more youthful, radiant appearance? Here are a few benefits of routine exercise in the name of beauty. 

Exercise improves circulation- Your skin has a complex system of small blood vessels in order to deliver oxygen filled blood and nutrients.  The more you exercise, the more your heart is able to pump this blood to your skin, delivering a more glowing youthful appearance. 

Increases collagen production- Your beating heart also helps boost collagen.  When you improve circulation, the oxygen and nutrients also encourage collagen production and skin cell renewal. This is one of the key factors to improving your skin’s elasticity and maintaining its smooth appearance.

Eliminate Free Radicals- Reducing waste products and removing free radicals is another benefit to improved circulation. Free radicals can lead to premature aging, so think of this benefit as an internal cleanse for your skin. 

Reduced stress-Taking the time to exercise reduces stress and improves sleep.  Less stress means less time spent with stressful facial expressions. No one wants the wrinkles created from a furrowed brow and stressed out appearance. 
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