[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Radiantly healthy, glowing skin….it’s the ultimate outward sign of natural beauty. I think it is pretty safe to say that on some level everyone would like to have beautiful skin.
And sure, the media bombardment of so many perfect-looking models with their flawless and perfectly dewy skin might have something to do with our desires, but I actually think it all runs a bit more than just skin deep….
Good Skin Often = Good Health
I think our desires for good skin might have something to do with the fact that radiant skin is so intimately associated with good health.
Believe it or not, there have actually been studies done showing that across cultures, both men and women are naturally “programmed” to be more attracted to people who look healthy. In other words, I think subconsciously we know beautiful skin is a key indicator of good health and we all want good health for ourselves…and for our mates.
Ok then, so good skin is something to aspire to. But the question is, just exactly how do you go about attaining natural beauty and gorgeous skin?
Genetics DO play a key role, but I can tell you that after about the age of twenty or so, the health and appearance of your skin has much more to do with your lifestyle than genetics. Having radiant skin at thirty, forty or seventy years old IS possible, but it doesn’t happen by accident…
Can Your Skin Rejuvenate?
What if you have less-than-luminous skin and you are fifty years old, is it hopeless to even try to improve your skin? No! Regardless of your age, there is still hope for your skin. That’s because your skin, just like every other part of your body, does rejuvenate. Flooding your body on both the inside and outside with key nutrients—including antioxidants and phytonutrients—can help your skin rejuvenate by providing your body with the raw materials it needs to repair and turnover damaged cells. Once you switch up what you put on the inside and outside of your body, your new cells will then come in healthier (and more beautiful!)
Laying the Natural Beauty Foundation
For starters, eating clean and adopting an anti-inflammatory diet will undoubtedly go the absolute longest way to improving the health and appearance of your skin (I can personally tell you my own skin dramatically improved when I changed my diet back in 1998–you can read more about my story HERE.) But what else can you do to help your skin?
Hope in a Bottle?
We see an overwhelming number of ads these days for all sorts of skincare products as well as an assortment of dermatologist and esthetician-administered advanced skincare “treatments”, but is it really necessary to spend thousands of dollars to have beautiful skin? And can you in fact actually achieve measurable natural beauty results from inside a bottle?
Sadly, just like the packaged and processed food world, so many of the ingredients in skincare products are practically unpronounceable. How can you even tell which ingredients will really work? How do you even know if they are safe!? In order to answer these questions it is important to understand first and foremost that beautiful skin stems from healthy skin cells, which in turn come from a healthy body, so the absolute very best natural beauty tip on the planet boils down simply to this: treat your WHOLE body healthfully.
Your Skin is Like Sponge
When trying to achieve beautiful skin, it is also essential to know that your skin is the largest organ of your body. And it is porous. This means that just like a sponge, your skin absorbs whatever it is you put on it. This can be either good or bad—depending of course on what it is you decide to slather on! Unfortunately some “beauty” products are downright toxic.
But then there are others that are well-documented as being powerful skin-healers and skin-cell rejuvenators.
For the healthiest (and most beautiful) skin you absolutely must know how to distinguish between the toxic products and the beneficial ones. One thing is for sure, achieving natural beauty is not going to be accomplished by slathering toxins all over your face (or injecting them, for that matter!)
The Best Natural Beauty Advice from My Favorite Beauty Expert….
For several years now, Chase Polan, founder of my favorite natural beauty product line, KYPRIS, has been my go-to expert for natural beauty and skincare advice. Not only is Chase a stunning testament to her own beauty line (as you can see in the photo to the left), but when it comes to skincare, this is one gal who really knows her stuff. Truly, Chase has been an enormous help to me… and my skin. Since I just know Chase’s expertise and advice can help so many other people too, I asked if she could sit down for a 10-minute natural beauty and skincare chit chat. To my delight, she said yes! Chase was also generous enough to offer Clean Cuisine readers an exclusive KYPRIS giveaway with 2 of my absolute favorite products!!
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I specifically had six natural beauty questions I wanted to get to the bottom of. Click through the slideshow below to hear what Chase had to say…
Go for the Glow: 6 Things You Need to Know to Achieve Natural Beauty and Luminous Skin
An Interview with Chase Polan: