Wednesday August 9, 2017
"As much as 60% of topical skin-care products are absorbed through the skin and into the bloodstream. They should be consumed with the same prudence that we use to choose our breakfast cereal."
– Dr. Nancy Lonsdorf
What is Skin?
Skin is the body’s largest organ. The outermost layer is the epidermis. The bottom of the epidermis constantly forms new cells. These cells migrate to the top of the epidermis replacing old cells.
Fun fact: approximately every minute we lose between 30,000 and 40,000 skin cells!
The layer beneath the epidermis is the dermis. The dermis contains nerve endings, blood vessels, oil glands, collagen and elastin. As we age, our body slows down collagen production and wrinkles begin to form.
How to care for your skin?
- Exercise increases blood circulation and encourages collagen production.
- The body uses water to flush toxins and debris from the body. Drink up for fabulous glowing skin!
- Stay out of the sun! Yes we do get vital Vitamin D from the sun. However, if we don’t protect ourselves from prolonged sun exposure, our skin can develop deep wrinkles, liver spots, tumors and even cancer.
- Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables. I know this is obvious but Vitamin C is especially important for skin and collagen production. So in this case, salad is your friend!
- Sleep! Give your body time to repair itself (skin included). Try to sleep 8 hours per night regularly if possible.
- When washing your face (and the rest of your skin), use warm water rather than hot. Hot water can remove all the natural oils from your skin causing your body to overproduce forming breakouts.
- Moisturise regularly to help maintain natural oil levels and provide a protective barrier from debris and UV rays.
- Stop smoking. Smoking narrows blood vessels in the epidermis. This decreases blood flow depleting the skin of oxygen and nutrients.
What can Noni do for my skin and how do I care for my skin with noni?
- Noni is a source of MSM (methylsulfonylmethane). MSM provides the body with sulfur needed to produce collagen and keratin for your skin.
- Noni is also high in selenium. The National Institutes of Health Office of Dietary Supplements indicates that selenium may help prevent free radical damage to your skin cells.
- Noni contains organic antioxidants such as anthraquinones help the body with type 1 collagen synthesis. We all know what collagen does for us: Wrinkle prevention!
- Noni is a powerful anti-inflammatory fruit. Anti-inflammatories can be used to help calm and soothe irritated skin.
- Use Noni Fruit Leather and Noni Lavender Lotion for both internal and external skin health. It's never been easier! Just one 2x2 inch square a day internally to promote good health and wellness! Apply Noni Lavender Lotion to your skin for healthy skin clarity and tone. When your skin is involved Hawaiian Organic Noni has you covered from head to toe. Literally!