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Plant and Healthy Skin Connection

by Charles Weller January 08, 2019

Plant and Healthy Skin Connection

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When it comes to skincare, what you put into your body will often be reflected on the outside. To rejuvenate your skin, you will need to start from the inside-out which could be easily achieved with a plant-based diet.

Cigarette smoke and alcohol cause the body to stop relaying out its natural repairs, causing your body to burn fat at a faster rate that leads to wrinkles. Instead of alcohol, go for plenty of water to help hydrate your skin to looking youthful and supple for years.

Fruits and vegetables are extremely beneficial for skin because of their high content of antioxidants, and Vitamin C. Plants with the highest concentration are bell peppers, berries, broccoli, citrus fruits, dark leafy vegetables, kiwi, papaya, peas, and red and yellow fruits and vegetables. Vitamin C can prevent scurvy, a condition was swollen gums, a rash of tiny bleeding spots, and cracked and bleeding skin around the mouth are the common signs.

Herbs such as basil, bilberry, ginger, gingko, ginseng, and peppermint sage, thyme, and turmeric have been shown in research to reduce signs of aging on your skin:

Basil: a great herb to helping slow the effects of aging, that’s full of antioxidants and serving as a first line defense against free radicals.

Bilberry: potent anti-aging components such as antioxidants to help your body stay looking and feeling young for years to come.

Ginger: a versatile herb which is useful for anti-aging. It helps reduce inflammation and boost the overall immune system.

Gingko: has been proven to help slow the effects of aging by increasing circulation to the skin, transporting essential nutrients to making your skin appear young.

Ginseng: favorite herb in Chinese medicine and great at making sure you stay looking and feeling young by helping to tone muscles and your skin.

Peppermint: provides a high level of antioxidants, helping your body to fight against the aging process.

Sage: The main reasons people experience skin complaints is inflammation that reaches to the point that causes the body to age faster. Sage is an excellent spice to add to your daily diet to keep any inflammation down.

Thyme: many people suffer from bacterial infections, which can speed the aging process and wreak havoc on your skin. Thyme can help to kill bacteria infections to reduce inflammation and deterioration of skin.

Turmeric: is an excellent anti-inflammatory herb to help reduce inflammation which can damage your overall health as well as your skin.

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