A build-up of dead skin cells can reduce the effectiveness of any skin care products you use, lead to breakouts, and even dull your entire complexion.
One example, she says, is a condition called tachyphylaxis where the skin “becomes used to” things like steroid creams and they stop working.
Another big tip for skin health, is taking Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides every day. I get so many questions on whether or not this stuff works, and the answer is YES! It’s also really good for gut health, and if your gut is healthy, your skin will look better. I either mix it into my coffee or switch it up with their Collagen Matcha and make an easy matcha latte!
Sipping on green tea an warming teas that have flavors like anise, turmeric, ginger and cinnamon are great for detoxification. If you can add those spices to your meals too, do it! Turmeric and ginger are both very anti-inflammatory.
The body needs plenty of water to hydrate and support bodily function and metabolism. However, to clear the skin you only need 6 to 8 glasses on average a day. When too much water is consumed it places a burden on the kidneys and flushes out the much needed water soluble vitamins, namely the B group and vitamin C.
Just make sure that the sunscreen offers broad-spectrum protection, water resistance, and an SPF of at least 30.
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