--Guest Post By Victoria Girard
When you look in the mirror do you see a bright youthful face looking back at you or do you see someone who looks dull and tired? If you see a bright shining face in the mirror you are clearly on the right path but if, on the other hand, you see a dull and lifeless reflection staring back at you take heed; there are 5 things you can do to refresh and rejuvenate your skin helping it look brighter and more alive.
1. Diet and Water
Yes, it really does matter what you put in your body as these nutrients (or lack of) feed your skin from the inside. If you are consuming too many processed foods your skin will respond by looking unhealthy. Start eating an abundance of nutrient dense and antioxidant rich foods including fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and beans. Not only will these healthier choices feed and nourish your cells they will also protect them from free radicals. Be sure to also include plenty of water in your daily plan. Staying hydrated will help maintain juicy plump cells.
Try: The Vitamix is a powerful blender/juicer that breaks open the cell wall of fruits and vegetables giving you all the best enzymes and nutrients that your body can immediately begin to assimilate and benefit from.
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Healthy digestion is vital for promoting a bright vibrant complexion. If your digestion isn’t running smoothly it will affect the appearance of your skin making it look dull and unhealthy. Healthy digestion helps eliminate toxins, waste, and sludge from your body keeping it from depositing in your tissue. Taking probiotics and digestive enzymes daily will help ensure better digestion.
Try: Rainbow Light Advanced Digestive Enzymes will help support and balance your digestive system with plant-sourced enzymes.
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Aerobic Life MagOxy supplements are great for cleansing your digestive system and reducing harmful bacteria growth.
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3. LED Light Therapy
With so many LED light therapy systems on the market it makes it convenient to add this powerful therapeutic technology to your regimen. LEDs (light emitting diodes) in specific nanometer ranges (yellow – 590, red – 630-660, and infrared – 880) have the ability to penetrate into skin and tissue where they are readily accepted by the body. As the wavelengths permeate into your cells they increase cellular energy and metabolism, stimulate collagen and elastin production, and boost circulation. These positive reactions within your cells encourage a glowing and healthy complexion.
Try: The DPL Therapy System contains red and infrared LEDs in a hands-free system that treats the entire face in just 17 minutes.
→ Buy the DPL Deep Penetrating Light Therapy System, $349.00, at lighttherapyheals.com. Stiletto Jungle readers can get an extra $60.00 off by using the code STILETTO at checkout.
The Facial Secret IPL (intense pulsed light) combines red and yellow LEDs into a smaller hands-free system that treats the entire face in just 5 minutes.
→ Buy the Facial Secret IPL, $299.00, at lighttherapyheals.com.
4. Skin Care
What you put on your skin is just as important as what you put in your body. Use ingredients that are safe and proven to be effective. Vitamins A, C, and E, peptides, antioxidants, argan oil, and rosehip oil are a few ingredients to look for when shopping for skin care products. Also be sure to protect your skin daily with a mineral sunscreen containing an SPF of at least 15-30.
Try: Annmarie Gianni Skin Care is an all-natural line that uses high quality and very effective ingredients.
→ Buy the Annmarie Gianni Skin Care Herbal Facial Oil, $34.95, at annmariegianni.com.
Mara Kesh Select argan oil is eco certified and 100% pure and one of the most effective lines on the market.
→ Buy the Mara Kesh Select Luxurious Organic Nourishing Argan Elixir, $35.00, at revealgreatskin.com.
Stress wreaks havoc on your health as well as your skin. Take time every single day to do something you find relaxing. Taking a walk, meditating, yoga, reading, listening to music, writing, or getting out in nature are just a few suggestions that might help you unwind. The key is to find something that works for you. You are unique and what may work for someone else may not work for you.
Making these simple changes to your lifestyle will help wake up your skin making it look brighter and more vibrant. In order for your skin to look its best you need to take care of you from the inside as well as from the outside; your efforts will pay off in the long run.
Victoria Girard specializes in LED light therapy as an alternative treatment for aging skin, rosacea, acne, and much more. Her goal is to help others achieve a sense confidence and freedom with the power of light and natural choices. She believes a healthy diet, the right supplements, natural skin care and units such as the Facial Secret, DPL Therapy System, and the Caribbean Sun Light can dramatically impact lives offering a gentle yet powerful option for a multitude of conditions.