Many Scandi women are blessed with glowing, healthy skin – and it’s no secret how they get it. With a healthy diet, exercise and a few Eleni & Chris products you too will be glowing…no matter what part of the world you’re from.
Feed your skin
There is truth to the old adage, you are what you eat. An unhealthy diet can slow your metabolism, and even damage organs, such as your heart, liver and, yes, even your skin.
The food you fuel your body with can significantly improve the health and aging of your skin. A staple of the Scandinavian diet is fatty fish, such as salmon and herring. Rich in omega-3 acids, these fish actually help keep your skin moisturized and reduce inflammation. For snacks, munch on nuts and seeds, which are rich with nutrients that serve as antioxidants for your skin. Be sure your trail mix contains walnuts for their vitamins C and E, and sesame seeds, for their zinc. And if you’re looking for the ultimate veggie side dish, look no further than a serving of broccoli florets. They contain a powerful compound that protects the skin against sun damage. Of course, you will still need to wear a topical SPF. Consider broccoli your internal sunscreen that helps your skin stand up to UV light. Lastly, for a gorgeous and even skin tone, be mindful of how much alcohol you consume. It’s important to keep your liver, the body’s main detoxifying organ, in top shape.
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Break a sweat
Exercising to the point of breaking out into a good sweat is equivalent to a mini-facial. When the pores dilate, sweat expels trapped dirt and oil.
Yoga is not only a wonderful way to exercise, but also many of the poses actually stimulate the skin directly. Beginning with a simple forward-bending pose (Utthanasana), you can feel your blood flow rushing to your face, which increases oxygen supply to the skin cells and supplies helpful nutrients that rejuvenate the skin. For more advanced practitioners that can do a shoulder stand, this pose helps improve your skin’s texture and quality by shifting blood circulation toward your face. Even if yoga isn’t for you, regular cardio exercise can help you clear your skin of acne with increased circulation. Working out helps draw toxins out of the body and helps correct the hormonal imbalance that can cause adult acne.
Ready, set, glow!
Scandi ingredients are at the center of many Eleni & Chris products. Packed with vitamins and minerals, these are the secret weapons that will help you achieve a glowing, healthy complexion.Start with the Sincell Glow Mask to brighten and moisturize your complexion. This cream-like soft touch face mask helps even out skin tone by using it 1 to 2 times a week. Make no mistake. This isn’t an ordinary mask, it contains the trifecta of natural ingredients: cloudberry extract, glacier water and Sea3Oil™. If you prefer an exfoliant, incorporate the Peeling Pen into your skin care routine. The ingredients rebuild the skin, and it fits all skin types, even the most sensitive. With cloudberry extract this tiny pen helps you achieve a radiant glow, while gently remove dead skin cells and restoring moisture to the skin.