08-31-20 Building Blocks for Healthy Skin—Carolyn Dean MD ND
I always emphasize the importance of getting the very best nutrients inside your body but I don’t often speak of the importance of feeding your body’s largest organ–your skin. Here are some fun facts: The average adult has about eight pounds (3.6 kilograms), or about 22 square feet (2 square meters) of skin. Think of it this way – a standard doorway is 21 square feet, and the average adult’s skin would fill all of that space. That’s a lot of skin that we must take good care of and tonight on my weekly radio show we’re going to take a deep dive into taking care of it.
Your skin is working 24/7 to protect your internal organs from a harsh outer environment. But what happens when skin is injured? Or when it absorbs any chemical that you put on it? A healthy dermis has miraculous restorative abilities that I’m sure you’ve witnessed many times throughout your life. On the other hand, an unhealthy dermis can be both the cause and outward manifestation of illness. And, for better or worse, let’s not forget the value that society places on the aesthetic value of smooth, healthy skin.
Adequate hydration is the cornerstone of well-nourished skin. Clinical studies show that higher water intake as part of your regular diet will positively impact normal skin structure and function.
In addition to lots of good water, enriched with trace minerals, the skin also requires good nutrition, exercise to move your lymphatic system, and lots of clean air.
Dietary supplements also play a major role in skin health. Making sure you get enough minerals and vitamins in your diet will help you skin, hair, and nails remain health and youthful. Vitamins and minerals also help reduce dark spots, red blotches, bruising, wrinkles, excessive dryness, and improve firmness and elasticity.
Magnesium is the most effective nutrient for balancing cellular hydration across the body.
Magnesium is the master mineral. As an electrolyte, it directs water into the cells – otherwise we end up with fluid retention and edema.. Magnesium ensures your body is making the best use of the water you’re giving it.
Zinc (Pico Zinc)
Zinc is an essential mineral that helps the body inside and out. It can even help maintain the health of your largest organ: your skin. Due to its anti-inflammatory effects, zinc is especially beneficial for inflammatory acne and related scarring.
Vitamin D (D3-K2 ReSet)
The most important practical use of Vitamin D in skin health is as an anti-inflammatory. Vitamin D can also normalize call turnover and prevent the buildup of dead cells on the skin’s surface that promotes psoriasis. Vitamin D also functions as a steroid, working within the cell’s nucleus to promote the proper structure and function of genes. The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends Vitamin D supplementation as a way to prevent skin cancer.
Vitamin C (Whole C ReSet and RnA Face Cream)
The role of vitamin C in skin care is well known to many consumers. Most skin care experts recognize the role of vitamin C in skin health that includes tissue repair, accelerated wound healing, eliminating bruising, increasing type I collagen synthesis, and improving the elasticity of the skin. It also helps to reduce levels of lead, mercury, and other heavy metals
Blue Ice Royal
Omega-3 free fatty acids in Blue Ice Royal serve as building blocks for healthy skin cells. They amp up collagen production and reduce stress and inflammation. Blue Ice Royal provides us with Vitamin A, which is an antioxidant that promotes healthy skin cell turnover. It also has Vitamin K2 found in the butter oil portion of the product. Vitamin K2 prevents the calcification of arteries, veins and soft tissue by directing calcium to the bones and teeth where it belongs. It can also prevent excess calcium from building up in the elastin in the skin.
Vitamin B Complex (ReAline)
Vitamin B complex has shown great promise in the role of skin health. A 2018 study found that vitamin B could help the body produce healthy new skin cells. In a separate study, Vitamin B-3, or niacinamide, showed signs of reducing skin aging. It may also help reduce the appearance of age spots and other forms of skin discoloration. Vitamin B-5 (pantothenic acid), has been studied in the treatment of acne and to reduce skin aging. A randomized controlled trial from 2014 found that people who took a B-5 dietary supplement for 12 weeks saw significant reduction in acne and skin inflammation.
We can go so much good for our skin, but let’s not forget one of the biggest skin detractors. Sugar. Sugar can feed yeast and cause a myriad of health conditions; it’s not your skin’s best friend. Candidasis is one of the biggest culprits in compromised skin health targeting the skin and gut lining with 178 toxins that can create skin eruptions such as psoriasis, eczema, acne, and all manner of skin rashes and inflammatory skin conditions. Eliminating processed sugars is essential to having healthy skin.
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