Nourishing your skin from both the inside and outside is key for strong, healthy skin. Here are my top 5 strategies for helping create healthy skin, including why camel milk may be such a great choice for your skin care routine!
Water water water. Many people don’t drink enough on a daily basis, and our skin is often the first thing to suffer. Drinking approximately 35 mL per kilogram each day is adequate for most people, though if you regularly exercise and sweat a lot you will likely require more.
Include healthy fats
Inclusion of healthy fats, from avocado, nuts, seeds, fish, olive oil and camel milk helps to provide the fatty acids required for improved skin quality. Eating a mix of these daily is recommended to meet your daily fatty acid requirements.
We know the impact of dehydration on our skin, and alcohol only exacerbates this. If you choose to drink, keep point 1 above in mind and ensure you drink adequate water as well. Have a glass of water for every alcoholic drink you consume.
All the veggies
Vegetables are nutrient and water dense, meaning they pack a real punch when it comes to provision of vitamins and minerals. Vitamins A, C and E and the minerals zinc and selenium are particularly important for health of our skin. Upping intake of a variety of colours of fruits and vegetables makes it easier to meet daily needs of these important nutrients. In particularl, baby spinach, red cabbage, broccoli, papaya, kiwi fruit, blueberries and sweet potato have fantastic nutrient profiles for improving the health of your skin. Aim for at least 5 serves of veggies and 2 serves of fruit each and every day.
Use good quality skin products
Having had eczema my whole life, I’m always on the lookout for good quality products that can help improve my skin. I love to use products that don’t contain synthetic chemicals, are sustainable, and I love supporting small businesses… so when I discovered Summer Land Artisan Collection camel milk skin care I had to try them out! I did a bit of reading as I hadn’t really heard of using camel milk in skin products before. I learnt that Camel Milk is naturally full of AHAs, Vitamins, Minerals and Anti-Aging and Anti-Inflammatory immune proteins. Camel milk is low sugar and cholesterol and rich in iron, copper, zinc and magnesium. Plus, it is a good source of the antioxidant vitamin C – a popular antioxidant for use in skin care.
So what does this mean for your skin?
Following a healthy, balanced diet can work wonders to improve your skin from the inside out. When working outside in, whilst I can only speak of my experience using Summer Land’s Camel Milk products, I know I will certainly be using them again! The Shampoo and Conditioner have been a godsend for hair, whilst I have loved the richness and easy absorption of the Night Cream and Body Cream.
I’m told that the unique nature of the milk structure enables it to work within the skin’s layers and has been demonstrated to stimulate cell regeneration, collagen and elastin production, healing and immune responses within the skin’s formative lower dermal layers – which, I think, might be why my skin feels so soft!
Summer Land sources milk from their own Camel Dairy in QLD to make into skin care. Summer Land products are a sustainable, ethical, chemical-free choice. Summer Land is uniquely Australian Made and owned and made in small batches.