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Inside Out: How to Achieve Optimal Skin Health

February 24, 2023 0 Comments

Inside Out: How to Achieve Optimal Skin Health

Inside Out: How to Achieve Optimal Skin Health

As women, we all want to look and feel our best. We spend a lot of time and money on skincare products, hoping to achieve that elusive glow. 

But did you know that the secret to radiant, healthy skin lies not just in what you put on your skin, but also in what you put inside your body and how you take care of your mind and body? 

In this post, we'll explore how you can nourish your skin from the inside out, manage stress, protect your skin from external factors, and build a skincare routine that works for you. 

Let's get started!

Nourish Your Skin From The Inside Out

Your skin is a reflection of what you put inside your body. Eating a balanced and healthy diet is essential for achieving optimal skin health. 

So, what should you be eating to nourish your skin from the inside out? 

Let's take a look.

  • Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate: 
Drinking enough water is essential for healthy skin. Water helps to flush out toxins from your body, which can cause acne and other skin problems. Aim to drink at least eight glasses of water a day.
  • Eat your fruits and vegetables: 

Fruits and vegetables are loaded with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that help to nourish your skin. Some of the best skin-friendly fruits and veggies include spinach, berries, citrus fruits, avocados, and sweet potatoes.

  • Don't forget the healthy fats: 

Healthy fats, such as those found in nuts, seeds, and fatty fish, are essential for maintaining healthy skin. They help to keep your skin hydrated and supple.

  • Get your vitamin C: 

Vitamin C is essential for collagen production, which helps to keep your skin firm and elastic. Good sources of vitamin C include citrus fruits, bell peppers, and leafy greens.

  • Cut back on sugar and processed foods: 

Too much sugar and processed foods can wreak havoc on your skin. They can cause inflammation, which can lead to acne and other skin problems. Try to limit your intake of sugar and processed foods, and focus on eating whole, nutrient-dense foods instead.

Manage Stress and Get Enough Sleep

Stress and lack of sleep can take a toll on your skin. When you're stressed, your body produces more cortisol, which can cause inflammation and breakouts. Lack of sleep can also lead to inflammation and dark circles under your eyes. 

Here are some tips for managing stress and getting enough sleep.

  • Practice mindfulness: 

Mindfulness practices such as meditation, yoga, and deep breathing can help to reduce stress and promote relaxation.

  • Exercise regularly: 

    Exercise is a great way to reduce stress and boost your mood. Aim to get at least 30 minutes of exercise most days of the week.

    • Get enough sleep: 

    Aim to get at least 7-8 hours of sleep each night. If you have trouble sleeping, try creating a relaxing bedtime routine, such as taking a warm bath or reading a book before bed.

    • Take breaks: 

    It's important to take breaks throughout the day to reduce stress. Take a short walk, stretch, or simply take a few deep breaths.

    Have a Good Skincare Routine

    To take care of your skin, you need a skincare routine that you do daily. This routine should include cleansing, moisturizing, and protecting your skin. 

    Here are some key steps to follow in order to achieve and maintain optimal skin health.

    • Cleansing:

    Cleansing your skin is a critical step in removing dirt, oil, and makeup that can clog your pores and lead to breakouts. It also prepares your skin to absorb the benefits of other skincare products. 

    When cleansing your face, be sure to use a gentle, super-moisturizing cleanser that's appropriate for your skin type. Consider using the Pink Clay Calendula Facial Wash, which contains soothing extracts that hydrate and soothe the skin. It also works great for all skin types.

    • Exfoliating:

    Exfoliating your skin is an important step in removing dead skin cells and promoting cell turnover. This helps to reveal smoother, brighter, and more youthful-looking skin. There are two types of exfoliants: physical and chemical. 

    Physical exfoliants involve using a scrub or brush to physically remove dead skin cells. Chemical exfoliants use acids to dissolve dead skin cells. 

    • Toning:

    Toning helps to balance the pH of your skin and prepare it for the next step in your skincare routine. It can also help to remove any remaining impurities that your cleanser may have missed. 

    We highly recommend the Rosewater Aloe Facial Toner, which helps to even out the skin tone, protect the skin from environmental toxins and leaves your face refreshed! 

    • Treating:

    This step involves using a serum or treatment that targets specific skin concerns, such as fine lines, wrinkles, or dark spots. 

    Try using the Regenerative Facial Serum with Sea Buckthorn, which is an amazing combination of anti-aging oils that help boost cell regeneration, reduce fine lines, fade discoloration, and keep the skin glowing by retaining moisture. 

    • Moisturising:

    Moisturising your skin is essential for keeping it hydrated and healthy. Choose a moisturiser that is right for your skin type, and if you want to keep the moisture in your skin, try one with hyaluronic acid. 

    However, If you are looking for something to refresh, renew and hydrate your skin, the Pink clay calendula facial lotion is a perfect choice. It works in perfect harmony to protect and restore your skin from daily damage. It also uses all natural ingredients making it perfect for all skin types.

    • Sun protection:

    Protecting your skin from the sun's harmful UV rays is crucial for maintaining optimal skin health. Choose a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30, and reapply every two hours or after swimming or sweating. 

    By doing these things and using the right products, you can get healthy skin and keep it that way. Remember, consistency is key, so be sure to follow your skincare routine every day. With time and patience, you'll be able to achieve the healthy, glowing skin you've always wanted.

    Protect Your Skin From External Factors

    In addition to nourishing your skin from the inside out, managing stress,and having a good skincare routine,  it's also important to protect your skin from external factors. Here are some tips for protecting your skin from the sun, pollution, and harsh skincare products.

    • Use gentle skincare products: 

    Harsh skincare products can strip your skin of its natural oils and lead to irritation and inflammation. Look for gentle, fragrance-free products that are specifically formulated for your skin type. Better still, stick to all-natural brands like R. Drew Naturals, where we focus on natural skin care using natural products.

    As mentioned earlier, Cleansing, moisturising and exfoliating are key components of a good skincare routine.

    Cleansing removes dirt, oil and impurities from your skin while moisturising restores hydration and protects your skin from drying out. Exfoliating removes dead skin cells to reveal a smoother and brighter complexion.

    Having and maintaining a skincare routine will be rewarding to your skin.

    • Skincare products to try: 

    As part of your skincare routine, consider incorporating some products that have been shown to be beneficial for the skin. For example, vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that can help to brighten and even out your skin tone. 

    Retinoids are another great ingredient that can help to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and sun damage. Alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) and beta-hydroxy acids (BHAs) can also help remove dead skin cells, reduce the look of acne and fine lines, and exfoliate the skin.

    Also, using natural skincare products means they are skin friendly, environment friendly, effective and healthier for you.

    • Protect against pollution: 

    Pollution can also take a toll on your skin. To protect your skin from pollution, try to avoid areas with high levels of pollution when possible. You can also use skincare products that contain antioxidants, such as vitamin C, to help protect against environmental damage.

    • Avoid smoking: 

    Smoking is not only bad for your health, but it can also take a toll on your skin. Smoking can cause wrinkles, age spots, and dull, dry skin. If you smoke, consider quitting or seeking help to quit.


    To summarise, achieving optimal skin health requires you to take care of yourself from the inside out. By nourishing your skin from the inside out, managing stress, and protecting your skin from external factors, you can achieve radiant, healthy skin. 

    Remember to drink plenty of water, eat a balanced diet, get enough sleep, and protect your skin from the sun, pollution, and harsh skincare products. 

    With these simple steps, and a good skincare routine that works for you, you can achieve the glowing, healthy skin you've always wanted. 

    So why not start today? Your skin will thank you for it!



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