It starts in utero. A mass of cells divides and develops, splits and stretches, and from a single layer of embryonic tissue, two seemingly separate but inherently interconnected systems are born: the brain and the skin. They are bound for life. When one senses embarrassment, the other blushes. When one senses pain, the other processes it. And when one bears the burden of a pandemic, political unrest, systemic racism and the ever worsening effects of climate change … well, the other gets a pimple. Or perhaps, depending on your genetic predispositions, it’s not a pimple but an eczema outbreak. A psoriasis flare-up. A bout of rosacea. A dehydrated, dull, oily or even — gasp — older-looking appearance. General blah-ness, if you will.
Ever wonder how we got where we are today with cosmetics and self care products? The history dates back centuries ago but what were all the varying cultures doing back then? Is any of it still relevant today?
When we think of beautiful skin, we often go immediately to topical treatments. Not to say that topical creams and serums won’t help (obviously, since that is the essence of our brand LOL) but it is important that we recognize that our skin will not look the way we want- AKA good- unless we pay attention to our health and diet. What we put in our body is ultimately reflected in some way exteriorly. If we put more intention into our diet and daily routine, as well as listen to our bodies we willfeelbetter and our skin willlookbetter. Here are a few things to consider when eating for your skin...
Mixing a bowl of blueberries, oatmeal, and pure shea butter may sound like the key ingredients you see on your labels (perfect for an at home facial) but are you really getting the same effectiveness as professional skincare?