A first impression is not easily altered. The truth is, most first impressions are based on a few key things: voice, emotional state, face shape, and attractiveness. Not only do these things create a first impression; they create a lasting impression. The impression may not change even when a person is given solid evidence to prove that their impression is wrong. 

That’s just one reason healthy skin is so important. It is one of the first things a person sees. Fortunately, with a bit of time, money, and effort, healthy skin is attainable.

Start at the Cellular Level

Since health starts in the cells, getting healthier skin by starting at the cellular level should be no surprise. Cellular health is possibly the most important aspect of healthy skin. Cells are the deep building blocks of the epidermis, and to maintain cellular health, several things can be done. 

  • Eat a diet rich in antioxidants. An overabundance of oxidative stress damages all cells in the body and causes diseases that can affect the skin, such as cancer. Antioxidants counter oxidative stress, creating a thriving, balanced atmosphere for healthy cells. Antioxidant-rich foods include fruits, veggies, beans, nuts, and green and black tea. 
  • Apply products to the skin that contain redox signaling molecules. Redox signaling molecules, which are found in products like RENU28® gel made by ASEA, help balance out oxidative stress. They also help sick, weak, or dying cells signal genes when they need to be replaced, which keeps skin looking and feeling younger.
  • Take a redox-rich supplement, like ASEA® REDOX Cell Signaling Supplement. When cells get old or sick, they send out a redox signaling molecule communicating to genes that it’s time to be replaced with a new, healthy cell. Boosting your body’s natural balance of these molecules allows for the greatest chance at cellular health, and that includes skin health.

You Are What You Eat

What you put inside of you makes a big difference in how you appear on the outside. Certain foods and vitamins play an essential role in how to get healthier skin.

  • Focus on your gut. Gut issues can manifest in the skin, from eczema to acne. To heal your gut, cut out sugar and add a supplement with pro and prebiotics, like ASEA® VIA™ Biome. 
  • Healthy fats and skin appearance are like two peas in a pod. The fats found in avocado, seeds, and nuts help make strong and healthy cell membranes, including skin cell membranes. Healthy skin membranes protect skin against environmental damage.
  • Stay hydrated. Drinking six to eight glasses of water a day helps keep skin hydrated and glowing. 
  • Cut back on or eliminate foods that are hard on the skin, such as caffeine, sugar, processed foods, and for some people, dairy. Also, smoking is incredibly hard on the skin. Need a reason to quit? Do it for younger-looking skin.

Focus on the Surface

We learned the importance of cells and healthy skin at the foundation. Now let’s learn the tips and tricks to keep the surface healthy.

  • Moisturize daily, especially right out of the shower. But be warned. Not all moisturizers are created equal. Use high-quality products with safe ingredients, like RENUAdvanced® Ultra Replenishing Moisturizer made by ASEA.
  • Incorporate a retinoid or retinol into your routine. These repair DNA damage caused by the environment and sun, protect against precancerous lesions, and promote accelerated skin cell turnover.
  • Use sunscreen daily. Ultraviolet radiation, which is in sunlight, causes cancer. If the prevention of skin cancer isn’t enough to motivate you to use sunscreen, maybe this will. Ultraviolet radiation, over time, causes skin discoloration and a change in skin texture (which is a much nicer way to say sun exposure causes wrinkles).

So now you know how to get healthier skin—skin bound to make a good lasting impression. Get your ASEA® products ASAP because your skin deserves the best.