We might be good at avoiding foods that make us ill - or fat - but are we doing the same for our skin?
Would be surprised to learn that the diet your skin needs most has less to do with what you eat, or what you smear onto it and everything to do with your attitude and thoughts?
The Diet Your Skin Needs
“A sad soul can be just as lethal as a germ.” – John Steinbeck
John Steinbeck has a point. What we feed on mentally affects the delicate chemistry of the body and sometimes, the only way we know we are harming our system is that our skin breaks out when we’re stressed or anxious.
In distress, the body becomes flooded with adrenaline and cortisol. In real-time fight or flight mode, adrenaline and cortisol are used up as they serve their purpose to supply us with extra energy to cope with danger. Imagined scenarios that we play out in our heads while releasing the same hormones into the system, cannot release them.
Anxious Mental Processes Make Stressed Skin
The anxious mind feeds the body with an overload of stress hormones. Among the many effects of such ongoing anxiety, is stressed skin. In some, that manifests in acne, shingles, and even extra wrinkles!
The real question we need to ask is, what are we feeding on mentally? Are we glued to sensational, adrenaline-gripping movies, news sensations, or just repeatedly feeding on trauma and negativity? That will have an adverse effect on our skin.
Place For Topical Skin Care
That is not to say that we ought not to smear helpful balms and organic preparation on our skin. The moisture and ingredients in organic proportion are part of the diet the skin needs.
So is good sleep and a calm heart. Exercise is a stress release and your skin will benefit as toxins are washed out via perpetration too.
So, do your skin a favour and reduce stress and trauma as much humanly possible while you smear it with organic balm.