Jass's Top Tips To Get Your Skin Spring Ready
Now that we are getting closer to the Spring season, you may notice some changes in your skin.
It’s a good idea to change your facial oils up at this time of the year as it starts to get a little warmer outside. I wanted to share some of my best skin tips for boosting hydration during this transitional period of the seasons.
First off, I think it is so important to figure out what your skin type is. Is it oily, dry, acne prone? From there, you can best determine what skin products are going to benefit you most. We are all very different, so skin products can vary from every single individual. Today I am going to talk about how we can heal and protect from the inside out!
1. Drink more water.
Ask yourself how much water you are drinking per day, and track it for a day to see if you really are getting in enough. I recommend 1 litre to 2 litres for the average person (unless you are struggling with kidney health). Tracking it for the day allows you to actually see how much you are drinking— most of us may be shocked at how little the number may be! Although water does not necessarily hydrate the skin, it does help to flush toxins out of the system and keep us regular.
2. Omega 3 supplements.
Consider bringing in an omega 3 supplement like AquaOmega. Omega 3’s can really help to hydrate the skin from within. I also love to add in healthy fats into the diet like avocado, nuts and seeds. I would recommend to have at least 1 tablespoon of healthy fats in each meal.
3. Less stress.
Reduce stress! This is probably one of the hardest ones to work on because we may not actually realize how much of a difference this really makes. Think about your facial expression when you are feeling stressed, that tension is just as bad on the inside. This can cause a compromised digestive system. Smile more!
4. Keep regular.
Make sure you are going at least once a day! Digestion is so important for a healthy complexion! If you find that you are not there yet, try adding in more water, healthy fats and reducing processed foods. If you are still struggling with this, it may be time for you to work with a Holistic Nutritionist.
5. Less caffeine.
Reduce the caffeine! This may be hard one, but it’s important for the entire body, overall. Too much caffeine can lead to an array of issues, but it mainly will dehydrate our bodies, and we can start to see this on the skin too.
6. Clean products.
Look at the products you are putting on your skin. Take a look at the ingredients to see if they are a clean source. If you need some help with this, you can check our my Instagram for more information on ingredients to watch out for (@nourishwithjass). I recommend checking out the beauty section of vitarock.com for the best green beauty products. Many of the ingredients in our skin care today can really dry out the face and cause worsening skin overtime.
Use a humidifier during this process of dry to humid air as Spring starts to blossom. If you suffer with dry skin, eczema, or acne, this is one major point I ask my clients to do because it truly makes such a difference!
8. More fibre.
Add in some more fibre to your diet. This includes all vegetables and grains! Fibre helps to pull toxins out of the body and creates that natural flow for our skin. Personally, I would recommend more cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, kale, and cauliflower due to their high fibre intake and cancer fighting antioxidants. I would recommend adding at least one cup of veggies to your meals. A smoothie is a great and easy way to incorporate more fibre into the diet. I love adding a handful of spinach, hemp hearts and chia seeds to my smoothies.
I hope you enjoyed reading my suggestions! Remember that if you are suffering with severe skin troubles, it’s a good idea to start working with someone professionally like a Holistic Nutritionist or a Naturopathic Doctor to get you to where you need to be. Make your health a priority now, so it does not have to be an investment in the future.
I would love to hear if you try these tips! Have any skin care rituals for transitioning seasons that you’d like to share? Tell us in the comments below!
Written by Jass Stupak, CNP
Jass Stupak is a Holistic Nutritionist from Kelowna, BC. Jass is the owner and founder of Nourish with Jass, her private practice, where she specializes in gut health and candidiasis for women.