Motivational Monday – Healthy Skin

| May 26, 2014

Motivational Mondays Column #15 – Healthy Skin 

Hi, I’m Sarah DeCiccio and I am extremely excited to share with you, every week, some healthy tips and tricks to help you and your family make some simple easy changes to achieve optimal health.

It’s really interesting to me to see how much the world and technology has changed. We live in a society where our faces are everywhere! Whether we are on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc. our faces are everywhere. We are a generation that is absolutely fixated on the way we look.

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The problem is most people are spending so much money on creams or botox to help them look better, without REALLY thinking about where beauty comes from. It comes from the INSIDE! If we are not taking care of our bodies on the inside, how can we expect our bodies to shine for us on the outside?

I am so passionate on educating people to take care of their bodies from the inside out. The human body is made up of 100 trillion cells! It’s so important for us to take care of our bodies at the cellular level.

Too few of us are getting the essential nutrients necessary for optimum cellular nutrition. Our skin can say a lot about what’s going on with our health. The skin is the largest organ and it protects everything on the inside, so it is incredibly important to take care of our skin.

The nutrients the skin loves are Omega 3’s and Vitamin C. Omega 3’s, contain valuable fatty acids and aids in skin repair, moisture and flexibility. We need it so we don’t get wrinkles!

You can find omega 3’ in oily fish, flaxseeds, walnuts and krill.

I take Usana’s Biomega. It’s extremely safe and pure fish oil. They also have Biomega Jr. for the kids. My kids LOVE IT! As a mom I trust the quality and purity of these fish oils from Usana. Vitamin C is super important for skin health because it produces collagen protection. It helps with oxidation, free radical damage, pollution and damage from the sun. Vitamin C is found in citrus fruits, peppers, Kiwi fruit, and berries.

I use, what I like to call my face lift in a bottle, Usana’s Proflavanol C to get the nutrients my skin craves. I hate to see so many people suffer from skin conditions, including many children who suffer from Rosacea, Eczema, Acne and Psoriasis.

Tips that may help with Psoriasis:

  • stress management, alcohol reduction/ elimination, avoid pork and tomatoes as a trial. (I had a client who suffered from Psoriasis and used Usana’s Proflavanol C. It cleared it right up).
  • Acne – dairy free diet trial – Sort out your Sex Hormones imbalance in females
  • Eczema – dietary management is usually highly effective – Dairy Free trial (Had a client go on just Usana’s Essentials to clear up Eczema)
  • Rosacea – avoid consumption of spicy foods and alcohol – strong correlation

The health of our skin is related to liver detoxification efficiency.

*ALL conditions are supported by the liver (I recommend Usana’s Hepa Plus) and Essential Fatty Acids ( I recommend Usana’s Biomega)

If you have DRY SKIN focus on Essential fatty acids, alcohol reduction, thyroid function, iron deficiency OILY SKIN – focus on digestion and liver support.

One last question for you. What are you putting on your skin?

Are you using creams that are chocked full of chemicals and parabens that are detrimental to your health? I personally use Sense Beautiful Science from Usana, for the simple fact it’s not full of harsh chemicals and preservatives. It’s nourishment for your skin. It is super safe and I trust and use it on my children.

Cheers to your health!

From, Sarah DeCiccio

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Facebook @ Sarah Deciccio, Health and Wellness

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