Mindful Owl Journal

6 Amazing Benefits of Healthy Skin


Healthy skin is a reflection of your overall wellness.  – Dr. Murad

Do you agree that real beauty is more than skin deep? Quite honestly, beauty is way more than the appearance of your skin. In an age of social media, both men and women get this social pressure to present flawless skin to the world. But healthy skin is far more important than simply creating a good impression and garnering a hundred likes on Facebook or Instagram.

The Importance of Good Skin

Your skin is not only for beauty or appearance. It is, in fact, the largest organ of the body, which performs many essential tasks for your health. It protects all of the internal organs from UV rays, environmental pollutants, microbes, and a host of other harmful microorganisms. It stores fluids inside the body to prevent dehydration, and so much more!

Healthy skin means you’re protecting your body not only from germs and infections, but also from damages to your muscles, bones, and internal organs. When exposed to the sun, healthy skin produces vitamin D, which is crucial for many body functions. The skin is also full of nerve endings that help you feel external changes like cold, heat, and even pain. Without sensation, you could get badly hurt and not even know it.

What Is the Purpose of Skin Care?

Your skin has a memory. In ten, twenty, thirty years from now, your skin will show the results of how it was treated today. So treat it kindly and with respect. 

–Jana Elston (licensed beauty therapist & educator)

So, you’re probably wondering why skin care is important. To be frank, maintaining a skincare routine will greatly contribute to your beautiful and healthy skin a couple of decades from now as you age. 

In addition, here’s why you should take care of your skin:

  1. Healthy skin isn’t a miracle. It’s a commitment.

You won’t achieve youthful-looking skin overnight. Skincare takes time and consistency to give it the nourishment so that it looks and feels lustrous and healthy. Along with your skincare routine, here are some essential nutrients that can boost your skin’s appearance and texture overtime:

  • Avocado
  • Tomatoes
  • Organic green tea
  • Dark chocolate
  • Salmon
  • Carrot
  • Broccoli
  • Different types of leafy greens
  1. Skin cells shed every day.

Since older cells make way for newer skin cells, we shed millions of dead skin cells daily — leaving a trail of shed skin. a.k.a. dust, everywhere. This means that the vibrant skin you had yesterday may look dull today as skin cells get ready to shed. Keeping a consistent skincare routine helps maintain your skin’s radiance.

  1. Skin types are different for each individual. 

Someone you know may be naturally gifted with beautiful, glowing skin that doesn’t require a skincare routine. They must have the lucky genes! Unfortunately, this isn’t so for everyone. A number of factors, including different skin types, affect our skin’s health, which is why maintenance is not the same for everyone. It’ll do you well to personalize your own daily skin care regimen.

  1. Regular skincare boosts confidence.

Your skin, especially on your face, is the part of your body that others easily see (and initially look at). Great skin really stands out, so much so, in fact, that people won’t notice if you’re having a bad hair-day, or if what you’re wearing isn’t in style. Routine skin care enhances your natural glow to really show your beauty.

  1. Consistent skincare routine is less expensive than you think.

Looking after your skin’s health every day actually saves you money in the long run. Dealing with deep wrinkles, acne scars, skin discoloration/pigmentation, and other issues later on in life proves to be more expensive. Small things do add up, and that said, regular daily skincare spares you from expensive visits to a dermatologist/plastic surgeon in the future.

  1. Regular skincare routine helps establish other healthy habits.

When you follow a skin health routine, you can easily build mindful living habits around it as well. This can include hair, scalp, and oral care, as well as healthy nutrition routines.

What is your skin trying to tell you? Often the skin is a metaphor for deeper issues and a way for your body to send up a red flag to warn you that all is not well underneath. When our skin is unhealthy it is usually a reflection of the internal state of our bodies, and is often a sign of poor elimination of toxins and waste products...
Your skin is a reflection of how well your body is eliminating the toxins that build up on a daily basis. Chronic skin conditions such as acne, eczema and psoriasis stem from a combination of genetic factors, immune stress, dietary deficiencies or sensitivities, and the accumulation of toxins in the body. For our skin to be radiant and clear, it is very important that the other organs of elimination (kidneys, liver, lungs, and colon) are cleansing the body effectively. If not, the skin will be overtaxed, pores will become clogged, and eruptions of one sort or another will result.
- Judyth Reichenberg-Ullman N.D. (licensed, board-certified naturopathic physician specializing in homeopathy and a licensed psychiatric social worker)

In addition to these awesome benefits, make a mindful decision of having an organic bamboo TOWL in your home. Your skin is at its most vulnerable right after you shower. That said, using chemical-laden towels invites carcinogenic toxins to penetrate the open pores when drying after bath  — harming your overall health. Support your skin’s health and your overall wellness with eco-friendly bamboo towels.

Practice all of these together and you’ll certainly feel and look healthy!

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