lesson 1: SKIN SCIENCE
Must knows about the skin and skin science
Typical Dos and Don'ts for healthy skin
lesson 2: SKIN CARE & FOOD
Morning & evening skin care routine
How to eat for healthy skin
lesson 3: Healing skin naturally
My favorite natural healing remedy
Disclaimer: I am not a medical doctor and don't guarantee results from what I'm sharing in this training. If you experience severe skin or health problems, you must contact a doctor or dermatologist. I believe in bio individuality, so what works for someone else might not work for you. Holistic healing with food and other things doesn't happen overnight and starts in the gut. There is no magic pill for health. Your job is to find what works for you and your skin and health, and keep going with what feels right for you.
SKIN HEALTH: DOS & DON'TS
For healthy skin, I recommend that you DO the following things:
Cleansing: Always remove your makeup before you go to bed!
Food: Nourish your skin from the inside with whole food (see more below).
Natural: Use products with natural ingredients and that are cruelty free (think about the energy, too!)
Products: Always read the labels of the beauty products before you buy them.
Scrub: Scrub your face 2-3x per week to activate the blood circulation and get rid of dead skin cells.
Sleep: Make sure you get about 7-9 hrs of sleep per night, so the skin cells can recover over night.
Sun protection: 30min per day of sun is healthy, vital, and important for vitamin D production. When you're outside longer, and especially under the midday sun, don't forget to add sun screen to prevent aging.
Tools: Clean your makeup brushes regularly to avoid bacteria growth. Ideally you use organic cotton cloths to remove your makeup and organic cotton buds. Wash your face cloths regularly.
Water: Drink 2-3 litres of water per day. Feel free to add some sliced fruit for flavor!
For healthy skin, I recommend that you DON'T do the following things:
Alcohol: Alcoholic beverages are usually very high in sugar, which cause inflammation and dehydrate your skin.
Overcleansing / Alcohol / Agressive scrubs: These might attack your natural skin protection layer and bring the natural pH level out of balance. Usually also very dehydrating for the skin.
Pimples: Don't squeeze your pimples! It only causes inflammation and you suffer even longer.
Products: Don't store your products for years. After a while, they go bad, especially if they're natural. Check the expiration date and stick to it! Bacterias love liquids, creams, foundations etc.!
Smoking: This is very toxic, a huge age accelerator and has no health benefits.
Refined Sugar: Excess sugar consumption messes with your body's pH level and causes inflammation in the gut, which is the root cause of many illnesses, plus it is highly addictive.
Toxic Detergents: Always wash your clothes and pillow cases with natural detergents.
SKIN CARE & FOOD
SKIN CARE ROUTINES FOR YOUR SKIN condition
A typical skin care routine looks like this:
Cleansing & Toning:
Wash your face with a gentle cleanser or use a toner.
Your skin works overnight and detoxes everything that is not needed. Therefore, you should always remove that layer when you get up in the morning.
Use a serum (only if you have enough time for it to absorb well!)
Use a light moisturizer.
Add sunscreen if you're spending a lot of time outdoors.
Remove your eye makeup first with eye makeup remover or coconut oil. Use organic cotton removal cloths. You may use natural coconut oil or olive oil to remove your makeup. Should you have any reactions to it, stop using it.
Remove the rest of your makeup with a cleanser and warm water to open the pores.
Cleansing & Toning:
Scrub your face (2-3 times a week only, I prefer to do this step in the shower!) for deep cleansing.
Use a toner to close the pores and prevent dirt and makeup to get int your pores. A toner has an astringent effect (pore-minimizing).
From time to time, when you feel that your skin needs more nourishment, make a face mask. Take it off after 15-20min or according to the product’s instruction.
Apply eye cream around your eyes. The skin here is extremely thin and tends to wrinkle quicker than other parts of our face. That's why it needs extra care.
Use a serum for extra vitamins and nourishment for your skin.
Use a nourishing night cream. Night creams are called night creams, because they are more nourishing and promote cell reproduction, which happens overnight.
YOUR SKIN CARE SET
When you put together a set of skin care products for yourself, it's not just about following my instructions. Your set has to fit your schedule and your lifestyle as well. Maybe you don't want to use so many products and want to be quick and fast in your bathroom. So you'd go for cleansing and hydration only, which is totally fine. Just find what works for you.
Ideally you use products from the same brand for all of your skin care steps. These products were formulated to work together. When you mix and match, your skin is more likely to show sensitive reactions, but again, as long as it feels good, that’s all that matters!
Your skin care set should be something you look forward to using every day! It should be something that makes you feel good and that you love using! If that's not the case for you yet, it's likely that you need to adjust some things and keep looking for good products.
SKIN FOODS - HOW TO EAT FOR healthy SKIN
Not only what we put on our skin, but also what we eat plays a big role in our skin health! Depending on your current skin condition, you might want to eat more of certain foods to support your skin from the inside. Remember that about 70% of our immune system is in the gut - therefore, the food we eat matters!
FOR DRY & SENSITIVE SKIN (hydrating)
Cucumber (when you cut a cucumber, it looks like an actual skin cell!)
Aloe vera (the healing plant of thousands of years!)
Water (add lemons, berries, cucumber slices, mint leaves to add flavor)
FOR OILY SKIN (nourishing, high in omega 3)
Healthy oils (e.g. cold-pressed olive oil)
Nuts (e.g. walnuts)
Seeds (e.g. sesame, chia, pumpkin)
Mint (reduces the sebum production)
TO FIGHT ACNE (high in nutrients, antiseptic, aids digestion)
TO PREVENT AGING (anti-aging / antioxidant)
Dark leafy greens
HEALING SKIN NATURALLY
NATURAL SKIN HEALING REMEDIES
My very first beauty task in the morning is: oil pulling. Oil pulling forms part of the Ayurvedic medicine. You swish oil in your mouth to extract toxins and bad bacteria from your body. You can use any of these oils for oil pulling:
Coconut oil (especially good in summer because of its cooling effect)
Sesame oil (especially good in winter because of its warming effect)
Take 1 tbsp of oil and swish it around your mouth for 5-20min. In the meantime, you just continue with your morning routine.
NOTE: The coconut oil can be firm, especially in winter, but it will quickly liquify in your mouth. If you're just beginning with this practice, start with 5min and increase it over time.
IMPORTANT: Once you’re done, make sure you dispose it in the garbage, as the oil might clog your sink.
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