Simple Ways to Improve Skin Health Naturally
about 1 year ago
You know that saying, “Wherever you go, there you are?” Well, it’s exceptionally true for your skin. It’s the largest organ in your body, but most people don’t view it as such. Taking care of your skin is just as important as taking care of your gut, except your skin is nicer to look at. Here are a few tips on how to naturally improve your skin health.
Supplement with Collagen
Collagen is the most abundant protein in your body. It is the major component of connective tissues that make up several body parts, including tendons, ligaments, skin, and muscles. And your skin is the largest organ your body has. So it makes sense then, that your skin’s new BFF should be collagen.
Just about anyone can benefit from supplementing with BUBS Naturals collagen. This becomes especially true once our bodies naturally stop producing collagen in our twenties, leading to dry skin and the formation of wrinkles. Because our bodies are incapable of producing essential amino acids like lysine on their own, which is one of the amino acids BUBS collagen contains, supplementing with BUBS collagen can help your skin keep up with your youthful spirit.
But there's no need to wait until your twenties. Several studies have shown that supplements containing collagen may help slow the aging by reducing wrinkles and dryness. In one study, women who took collagen supplements for 8 weeks experienced less skin dryness and a significant increase in skin elasticity, while another study found that women who supplemented daily for 12 weeks experienced increased skin hydration and a significant reduction in wrinkle depth. And BUBS collagen is Keto approved, Paleo approved, W30 Approved, dairy-free, and gluten-free so pretty much literally everyone can enjoy it.
Eat Food that Fuels Healthier Skin
Most of the highest ranking, skin-healthy foods to eat to help improve skin health are high in healthy fats. Things like fatty fish, avocados, and walnuts are all good sources of skin-boosting vitamins and nutrients. The good news is that you can also get these healthy fats from BUBS MCT oil powder. Since BUBS MCT oil powder is also great for healing your gut health, it also benefits your skin health by lessening the number of toxins leaking out of your gut into your skin, because that’s not the type of dewy glow we’re looking for. So if you’re not a fan of salmon, or you can’t stomach the smell of fish oil, BUBS MCT oil powder is a portable and convenient way to add MCT oil to your diet, without having to plug your nose and chug. Your skin, and your significant other, will thank you.
Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate.
Hydration is key. Your body consists of about 70% water. Your skin, like all your other major organs, needs the right amount of water to function properly. Your skin helps your body eliminate toxins - which you do when you sweat, or go to the bathroom - and it’s important to help your skin flush those out with water. Plus, skin that is not hydrated enough will become, well...dehydrated, leaving you and your glorious money maker open to fine lines and wrinkles.
Think of raisins. Out of the box, they’re dried up, chalky, and wrinkly. Pretty much everyone hates them. But if you soak them for a delicious overnight oatmeal, it’s a whole other story. You soak them bad boys overnight for your protein oats, and in the morning they’re plump and full of spunk. (PSA: Our collagen is completely flavorless and 100% dissolvable. You drop some on into that recipe with those raisins, and you’re good to go.)
Practice Better Sun Safety
Remember that Baz Luhrman speech that became a popular song that everyone raved over in 1998? Apparently, we’re all remarkably slow learners because the sunscreen is still an ongoing topic. (So are the beauty magazines. Don’t read those.) Recently the FDA came out with a study that proves that the chemicals in sunscreens are absorbed into our bodies and can be known to have toxic effects. So, while it’s up to you to gauge your own idea of sun safety, it’s also important that you understand what the ingredients are that you put on and in your body. If this is something that feels important to you, then you might want to check out the Environmental Working Group’s list of a main ingredients to avoid in your sunscreens. We know that you care about what goes in, and on, your body. It’s why we work so hard to source our collagen. It’s also why we are proud to be Whole30 Program approved.