So excited for my 'Beauty From The Inside Out' Series with Pharmaca so let's talk about how to get clear skin!
First let's start with foods that can support skin health
Artichokes are great for liver support and are even proven to regenerate the tissue. Artichokes are a good source of fiber and are quite nutritious with vitamin C, vitamin K, folate, magnesium, potassium and manganese packed in.
Greens are rich in nutrients, antioxidants, and provide liver support (especially the brassica family).
Next let's look at lifestyle habits:
Exercise improves circulation, moves the lymphatic system and releases toxins through sweat
Stress management can do wonders for skin! Think about ways to help with relaxation like yoga or meditation
Stimulate the vis through hydrotherapy, going barefoot, and getting out in nature
For a little extra help I like...
Gaia Liver Health: It's an awesome botanical formulation of milk thistle, turmeric root, schisandra, skullcap, and licorice root. The liver is responsible for eliminating toxins from the body which could be endogenous (like from our hormones) or from medication, chemicals, or simply daily life. Healthy liver function is the foundation for clear skin.
Nordic Naturals Omega 3's: I'm a huge fan of this brand because the oils have been extensively tested from internal and external sources to guarantee no contaminants. The U.S government does not have any fish oil quality standards (which is pretty crazy!) but Nordic Naturals adheres to the to and exceeds the stringent European Pharmacopoeia Standard (EPS) as well as the voluntary standards set by the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) and the Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega–3 (GOED) for all of our oils.
Okay, now for the fun stuff...
MyChelle Supreme Polypeptide Cream: This is my all-time favorite skin care line and I'm so excited to introduce it to you! I've used MyChelle products religiously for years because the botanical formulations are flawless, the ingredients are pure, and it's so gentle yet effective on the skin. This cream is super moisturizing yet surprisingly light. Seriously, how cool is this combination?...rose hip seed oil, coconut, mango, green tea, honey, pea peptides, resveratrol, and many more yummy ingredients.
MyChelle Clear Skin Serum: This is the most effective acne treatment I have come across because it's soothing and potent at the same time. It contains clay which helps clear pores while providing antimicrobial activity through tea tree oil, and exfoliating activity through vitamin A along with cranberry and B vitamins while nourishing with aloe and honeysuckle. This is a great product to provide support while encouraging the skin to balance itself. If you looking for an extra kick of vitamin A (retinol) then try MyChelle's Remarkable Retinal Serum.
Where to shop?
I'm a huge fan of Pharmaca and am so excited to work with them! Pharmaca is a integrative pharmacy that offers only the best of the best in natural health products. It can be so confusing to shop for supplements and most people have no idea how to judge the quality of a product. Pharmaca is the only pharmacy to provide a naturopathic physician on staff to consult with you on products, making sure you get the help you need. I also really like that they carry clinical-grade brands like Thorne and Metagenics which are really hard to find anywhere else. Nowhere near a Pharmaca... no worries you can order online.