From Issue #6
The Natural (and Inexpensive) Way
Julia Follegot, 16
skin, contrary to popular belief, is NOT costly! There
are many inexpensive ways to ensure that your skin is kept in
tip-top shape. All it takes is a little time and consistency.
not a lot to ask for! According to Dermal Therapy "skin
is the largest human organ and is the body's first line of defence
against bacteria and other harsh elements."
Dry parched skin is especially prone to "bacteria and viral
infections." The obvious in such a case would be to keep
the skin moisturised, but that doesn't necessarily mean that
you need moisturising lotion. In fact, good skin begins from
skin is a reflection of internal occurrences, as Elisabeth O'Brian,
Nd, explains: "skin is the largest eliminative organ in
the human body. Emitting one third of the body's impurities."
O'Brian, along with many other skin specialists nation wide,
suggests that a proper diet and a healthy lifestyle are crucial
in maintaining great skin. This encompasses "decreasing
dairy and over processed foods as well as bleached flours and
sugars. Chocolates and nuts are also causes of excess oil production",
says O'Brian. "Maximising fruit and vegetable intake (50%-75%
of a diet) is also recommended."
stress, dry air, and lack of exercise cause unhealthy skin.
Physical activity helps tone, improve circulation, and reduce
stress, and humidifiers are ideal in dry winter months, especially
if you have central heating. As well, try to stay out of the
sun, wear a hat or use an SPF lotion to protect you from harmful
UVA and UVB rays.
relieve irritated skin O'Brian recommends applying "fatty
acids such as primrose or flaxseed oil."
up! The body needs at least 6 glasses of H2O per day to maintain
a healthy glow.
but not least, take your vitamins! Vitamin B helps maintain
healthy skin, Vitamin E improves circulation, and Vitamin C
prevents tissue damage and assists healing.
you suffer yet another beauty counter trauma, please reconsider
whether you really need another skin product. Perhaps a daily
walk in the park is all your skin requires. Your body and your
bank account will thank you for it!
be sure to take care of your skin, inside and out, for a healthy
Maximize Fruit and Veggie intake (50-75% of a diet)
Participate in Physical Activities
Use humidifiers in winter
Drink 6-8 glasses of H2O per day
Get daily supply of Vitamin B - helps maintain healthy skin
Get daily supply of Vitamin C - prevents tissue damage
Get daily supply of Vitamin E - improves circulation
Use an SPF lotion to protect you from harmful UVA and UVB
your intake of overprocessed foods as well as bleached flour
chocolate and nut consumption
remember, smoking, stress, dry air, and lack of exercise cause
unhealthy skin. Physical activity helps tone, improve circulation,
and reduce stress.