While Global Wellness Day might look a little different in 2020, the message is the same - a day dedicated to worldwide wellness and community, even at a distance. We hope you enjoy this blog-a-day countdown honoring the 7 Steps of the Global Wellness Day Manifesto and how you can incorporate them into your daily lives all year long. Thank you to GWD founder Belgin Askoy and Gloria Treister for their inspiration and efforts for this noble cause! Learn more at globalwellnessday.org

One Day Can Change Your Whole Life!

The challenge for today…eat healthy, organic foods! Did you know? Proper nutrition is not only important for your overall health, but what you eat can affect your skin’s appearance as well!

Numerous studies in the past few decades have shown strong correlation between our gut and overall health. The studies highlight the effects gut health has the immune system and autoimmune disease, mental health and mood, and yes, even skin conditions.

Have you ever had a pesky breakout that you cannot seem to get under control no matter what skin products use or how many times you wash your face? Next time, take a step back and recall what foods you were consuming. It might be coming from the inside out. See below for a list the best nutrients for optimal skin health and their sources.

Water. Staying hydrated is one of the most beneficial things you can do for your skin. Water helps flush out the toxins in our body and keeps our skin moisturized, helping to improve skin function and even prevent fine lines and wrinkles.

Healthy Fats. It can seem counter productive to consume “fats” but all fats are not created equal. Omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids are considered good fats that help replenish the skin’s natural oil barrier, which helps prevent dryness as well as blemishes. Get healthy fats from foods such as walnuts, flaxseeds and cold-water fish like salmon.

Antioxidants. Antioxidants help slow and prevent free-radical damage. Foods that contain high levels of antioxidants include colorful fruits and vegetables like berries, tomatoes, apricots, beets, squash, spinach, kale and tangerines. Antioxidants are so important, we think they deserve a closer look…

Vitamin C. Especially during warm summer months, Vitamin C is great for your skin. Vitamin C helps repair sun damage to your skin’s collagen and elastin, helping increase firmness. Get your daily dose of Vitamin C from citrus fruits, red bell peppers, kiwi, broccoli, brussels sprouts, papayas and more.

Vitamin A. Known for helping to speed up the healing process, Vitamin A also helps prevent breakouts and support the skin’s immune system. Foods that are high in vitamin A are carrots, oranges, and cantaloupe.

Vitamin E. In addition to its antioxidant properties, Vitamin E can help soothe inflammation, a leading cause of early aging of the skin. Find Vitamin E in nuts, seeds, spinach, and other leafy greens.

When making food choices, remember that what you put on your plate can affect your complexion even more than what you put on your skin. Lucky for all of us, these foods are not only nutritious, they are also plentiful and delicious!

From the outside in, choose products with minerals that absorb transdermally such as magnesium-rich Mineral Wellness Soak, and those that balance the skin microbiome like Clarifying Probiotic Refining Serum, to work hand in hand with the healthy foods you’re consuming. Skin health begins with gut health…and finishes with healthy skincare!

Remember to join us on Global Wellness Day, Saturday, June 13th for an amazing day of FREE ONLINE activities.

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