If you are like most women, the word ‘metabolism’ brings up images of spreading hips and increasing numbers on the scale. Metabolism doesn’t apply only to weight. The term refers to chemical changes in all of the body’s cells.
The skin has its own metabolism that should be carefully watched and nurtured. To keep skin cells healthy, they need to be fed on a daily basis. Once you learn how, you will see your skin becoming brighter, tighter and more elastic.
Say No to Chemicals
Harsh, over-the-counter chemicals can cause more harm than good. While they are manufactured to create a nourishing environment for skin cells to flourish, many do just the opposite. Most cosmetics contain mineral oil, which coats the skin instead of feeding it.
If you choose to buy over-the-counter, make sure you know the ingredients in your products. Avoid all cosmetics that contain mineral oil. In addition, if you can’t pronounce an ingredient, you probably shouldn’t put it on your body.
Nourish Your Skin
Happy skin is clean, clear and moisturized. You can accomplish this in a simple and easy way. Clean skin daily, both in the morning and at night. Use a face wash that contains argan oil. This oil boosts collagen production while also balancing oils in your skin. If you can’t find one over-the-counter that you like, make your own.
For a simple cleanser, simply rub argan oil into the skin and then rinse with a soft washcloth and warm water. Argan oil is a particularly good cleanser if you have dry or combination skin. If your skin is oily, castor oil may be a better choice. If you do use a drying oil like castor oil, you should follow with an argan oil moisturizer to avoid stripping your skin of essential hydration.
Protect Yourself from Toxins
Your skin absorbs toxins from the food you eat as well as the environment around you. Avoid toxins as much as possible for the healthiest metabolism.
Smoking is a habit that can destroy your body from the inside out. If you are a smoker, take steps to quit as soon as possible. This might include joining a support group, seeking medical guidance and enlisting the help of friends and family. Even if you are not a smoker, you should avoid those who do smoke tobacco of any kind.
Eat foods that are healthy and free from preservatives. Foods that are prepared with chemicals create a toxic environment for your skin. The same is true for foods that are high in fat and sugar. Drinking water and green tea can greatly help flush out skin cells and boost your whole body metabolism.