Updated: Mar 11
Your skin is brand new every 28 days. If you make healthy changes to your lifestyle, you’ll see it in your skin first. Every month you completely regenerate the outermost layer of skin. Your skin is an organ and the cells are born in the second layer, the dermis. How your skin looks on the outside is a direct link to what is going on at the cellular level on the inside. The cells pick up the information your body provides. If the environment they’re born into is one of nutrients and hormonal balance, your skin will show it. Once the cells meet oxygen, they die off so if you really want to make a difference in your outer appearance, start with what’s going on inside your body. Instead of working on our skin, hair and nails from the outside, think about showing your body the love and care it needs to be at optimal health and your skin, hair and nails will show it. If you’re living in the “fight or flight” (sympathetic nervous system) instead of living in the”rest and digest” (parasympathetic) nervous system, this will also affect not only your skin, hair and nails but your whole body.
If you know your lifestyle needs to be cleaned up a bit, meet yourself where you’re at. Thinking about a complete overhaul of your daily habits can be overwhelming. Better to start by making small changes than not to start at all. If you eat a lot of processed foods, start by replacing some of them with whole foods. If you eat out most days of the week, try to start making meals at home at least three or four days a week. If you’re already doing these things, you can take it a step further by adding ingredients that are nutrient dense.
Aside from the nutrition we put into our body we should also consider our exercise, sleep and stress relief habits. Again, meet yourself where you’re at. If your sleep is suffering, start working on cleaning up your evening routine to make it more conducive to enough quality sleep. If you don’t exercise, start by walking every day after a meal, even if it’s just for ten minutes. If you are living in a stressful environment, try your best to find ways to decrease and offset the stress.
Another way to make changes to your nervous system and skin is to start a MELT practice. MELT affects your connective tissue and nervous systems. Your connective tissue is the collagen matrix that starts in your skin and goes through to your bones. When you MELT, you keep the collagen matrix hydrated and supple and the sensory nerves endings that live in the matrix in a more efficient zone.
Making small changes in the beginning and remaining consistent will help you start to change your internal environment.
Then go from there. In 28 days, you may notice how good your skin, hair and nails look.
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