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Want great skin, but nothing seems to work? In this episode, which is part 1 of 2, Jen shares how to have great skin and age well. You will learn how to protect your skin and renew your skin cells, what cleansers and moisturisers to use and why you need more Vitamins A, C and E in your diet.

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SHOWNOTES

Many people ask me, Jen, how do you have such clear skin? So, I want to share the 7 steps to great skin. As there is a lot to cover, I’m going to break this up over two podcasts. 

What are the 7 steps to great skin?

  1. Protection 
  2. Eliminate 
  3. Renew Cells
  4. Feed your Skin 
  5. Essential Oils
  6. Change Constantly  
  7. Toxins to Avoid

Step 1 – Protect

Question 1: What happens when you cut an apple?

Answer: It goes brown.

This is the result of oxidisation or free radical damage

Question 2: How do you help prevent the apple from going brown?

Answer: You protect it from free radical damage with lemon juice.

Reduce free radical impact

  • PH balanced cleanser
  • Use cold-pressed vegetable oils as a moisturiser
  • Green Tea – drink and atomise episode 11
  • Supplement with antioxidants “ACE”
  • Check back of arms (hyperkeratosis)
  • Eat plenty of fruit, veggies and fresh food          
  • Avoid the sun between 10am and 2pm
  • Shower aromatically, once a day

The Acid Mantle

The pH scale measures how acid or alkaline something is. It goes from 1-14 with Acid being 1 and Alkaline being 14. Health skin sits around 5.6 – 6.5.

Why is it important?

  • It keeps bacteria bugs out
  • A healthy acid mantle protects from oxidation
  • Protection of acid mantle = cheapest antioxidant

Vitamin A rich foods

  • Kiwi fruit
  • Guava
  • Grapefruit
  • Mango
  • cantaloupe
  • dried apricots 
  • milk 
  • egg yolks 

Vitamin C rich foods

  • Acerola
  • Kiwi fruit
  • Guava
  • Grapefruit
  • Mango
  • Papaya
  • Plums
  • Pineapple
  • Strawberry
  • Melon

Vitamin E rich foods

  • Sunflower seeds raw
  • Almonds raw
  • Olives
  • Papaya
  • Dark green veggies like spinach and Silverbeet
  • Blueberries

Step 2 – Elimination 

Healthy skin needs healthy cells.

What makes a cell healthy?

  1. Oxygen
  2. Nutrients & Water
  3. Elimination of their Wastes

How do we eliminate wastes?

Elimination is one of the secrets to great skin and longevity.

  1. Skin: 1/3 of the body’s toxins are eliminated through the skin
  2. Lungs: During respiration, when we breathe out, we eliminate toxins
  3. Bowels: Left-overs from digestions process is eliminated right to the end
  4. Kidneys: Urine is produced by your kidneys filtering your blood

Skin is the most vulnerable part of your body – check out Episode #12 on pimples and Episode #2 on water. Your skin operates like a 3rd kidney.

How to maximise your third kidney

  • Steam baths 
  • Saunas 
  • Hot houses
  • Detoxifying aroma bath
  • Skin brushing (check out Episode #26 on the lazy lymphatic system)
  • Cleansing herbs like Burdock Root, the anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties of the root can help resolve skin issues (check out the link below for the herbs that I use)

Step 3 – Renewing your skin cells

Imagine your skin is like a brick wall.

  • The bricks are like your skin cells
  • The body makes skin cement from essential fatty acids 
  • The cement holds the bricks together 
  • Like a brick wall, the better the cement holds the bricks together, the stronger the wall.
  • Remove too much cement, and you weaken the wall
  • Chemical peeps act like a jackhammer on the skin cement weakening the integrity of your skin

So, what should you do – or not do?

  • Don’t use chemical peels
  • Do weekly pawpaw, kiwi or pineapple face exfoliation (the enzymes will act as a natural exfoliator)

Be sure to tune in for part 2 when I cover the next four steps to great skin.

Helpful links:

Jen’s skin cleansing herbal tonic http://bit.ly/3aMmjW4

Where the spots are

Healthy Life Hacks

So, the healthy life hack I want to leave you with today is: 

  1. Go through the show notes above and choose your focus areas.

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