By now we all know that what we put in our skin is just as important to its health and vitality as what we put on it. And here at Organic Index we take skin health seriously, and we’d like to help you understand how you can support your skin to achieve an enviably gorgeous glow with edible beauty.
Because whether you’re in your 30’s, 40’s or beyond, healthy skin is absolutely possible.
Our skin is the largest and most visible organ we possess and is subtly (or not so subtly, in the case of inflammation, rashes or jaundice) communicating with us all the time. It can give us a clear insight into the health of less visible organs, such as the liver, gall bladder and digestion.
So it makes sense that our internal health is incredibly important to skin health,
and the liver is one of the key organs that indicate the status of your skin.
The liver is vital for a beautiful, natural glow and skin softness, as well as a defence against signs of premature ageing. A sluggish liver that isn’t performing well can lead to dark spots and pigmentation, unsurprisingly called liver spots – go figure 😉
Your liver has the important task of filtering everything you come into contact with; food, liquid, pollution, medication… If it’s having trouble dealing with excessive amounts, or its performance is being hampered in some way, this in turn affects the skin as it works harder to excrete toxins and contamination.
Dull skin, fine lines, excess sebum (milia seeds around the eyes and temples) and other symptoms such as overheating, excessive perspiration, acne/rosacea itchy and botchy skin can all symptoms of strain on your liver.
Therefore it comes as no surprise that supporting your liver is one of the easiest ways to support your skin health, paying attention to hydration, rest and diet. Other ways to help would be using non-toxic beauty brands and chemical-free makeup/natural makeup, natural skincare and natural suncreams.
Why we love edible beauty Raw Complexions. Accredited Nutritionist Kristina Temelkovski has included some power-packed ingredients in her beauty powders, which can be enjoyed with your favourite smoothies or juices.
Since we’re talking about the liver, here are three ingredients featured in Raw Complexions edible beauty that help support this organ:
Beetroot aids tissue growth and repair, and also protects against oxidative damage and premature ageing (eating beets can support overall liver health and function).
Turmeric treats congestion and breakouts, boosting liver detoxification by assisting enzymes that actively flush out dietary toxins – an instant liver pick-me-up!
Berries of any type are huge in anti-oxidants, containing phytochemical—antioxidant-rich plant compounds that support your liver and help to protect your body from free radicals and oxidative stress, linked to chronic diseases and ageing.
We always recommend adding this edible beauty option to your smoothie or juice, because Kristina doesn’t include additional ingredients such as fillers or sugars. This means you’re only getting ingredients that directly benefit your skin’s health and none of the unnecessary faff.
Because it’s what Raw Complexions doesn’t include that particularly impresses us. You’ve also no doubt heard the word spirulina bandied about as the new superfood, and it does have some fantastic health benefits.
Our concern is with the potential neurotoxicity that has been associated with spirulina, and the apparent contamination of spirulina with toxin-producing blue-green algae. You can read more about this on the Nutrition Facts website.
So while Organic Index has a plethora of Australian and New Zealand-based natural and organic body and skincare products that work to give you beautiful skin, we’re backing that up with edible beauty such as Raw Complexions to give you total skin health, from the inside out!
No.1 Skintox $34.95
A blend of rich superfoods and ancient Chinese herbs that aid in detoxifying and cleansing the skin from within.
Ingredients: Camu Camu, Bee Pollen, Schisandra Berry, Amla Berry, Flaxseed Meal, Pomegranate Powder
No.2 Skin Balance $34.95
A powerful blend of alkalising greens and herbs that aid in skin rejuvenation with antioxidant protection, slowing down the signs of premature aging.
Ingredients: Hemp Seeds, Alfalfa, Ashwagandha, Atsragalas Asparagus, Beetroot, Slippery Elm, Strawberry, Tumeric, Celery Seed, Kelp, Siberian Ginseng
If you’d like more information, we love the review that www.just askarjun.com did on Raw Complexions… read more here!