Ten Fool Proof Ways to Change Your Skin and the Science Behind It

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The world of skincare is constantly changing. New products and trends aimed toward improving our complexions are popping up daily. From supplements to diets to moisturizers, the beauty industry is taking a new approach to skincare.

However, not all of the latest crazes are backed by science. The founders of Correxiko will help you navigate this confusing topic so that you can make worthwhile investments to keep your skin nourished and radiant. Here are 10 of the best ways to improve your complexion.

Unwind with a Massage

The benefits of massage have long been substantiated. Facial massage is not only relaxing and luxurious, it can help to improve the way you look and the way you feel. Massaging the face while applying your favorite serums, moisturizers and masks has been shown to increase the effectiveness of these products by enhancing the dermal absorption by the skin.19 Regularly massaging your face also increases circulation and boosts the delivery of nutrients and oxygen to skin cells, giving you a fresh and youthful appearance.

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Facial massage has even been shown to reduce anxiety and improve mood status.20 Not only can massaging your face help you maintain that youthful glow, it can also keep the blues away.

Try Dry Skin Brushing

Dry skin brushing can do wonders for your skin. The process of dry skin brushing has been shown to exfoliate the skin while increasing blood flow, leading to a glowing complexion. When winter weather has your skin feeling dry and rough, dry brushing is an excellent choice to remove built up dead skin cells, resulting in a smooth complexion.

When dry brushing the face, a more delicate brush should be used. This gentle exfoliation removes clogged pores caused by excess oil and dead skin cells. The best time to dry brush your skin is before a shower, so any dead skin cells can be washed away. Always moisturize after dry brushing to ensure optimum results.

Feed your Face

Nutrient depletion is a main reason for a dull complexion. The skin is the largest organ and just as a poor diet can result in weight gain and health problems, it can also result in premature aging, acne, and other undesirable skin issues. Research shows that providing the skin with vital nutrients like fatty acids, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals can slow or reverse signs of aging like wrinkles and thinning skin.

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Most diets heavy in processed foods are lacking in the important nutrients that the skin needs to regenerate and stay healthy. Scientific studies have even found that modern day agricultural practices have led to soil that is depleted of vitamins and minerals, resulting in produce that is lower in nutrients. Taking a supplement specifically designed to nourish the skin can help to nurture your complexion by providing the optimal amount of nutrition, even if your diet is less than perfect.

Focus on Fat

Healthy fats are essential for the well-being of the skin. The beneficial fats found in foods like avocados, nuts, seeds, olive oil, coconut and fatty fish are vital for skin elasticity and are the key component of cell membranes, which protect the skin cells by keeping them hydrated and allowing important nutrients into the skin.  

Omega 3 fatty acids, a type of fat, act as potent antioxidants in the body, reducing inflammation and protecting the skin from free radical damage and premature aging.4  Longer chain omega 3 fatty acids called EPA and DHA, which are most beneficial to the body, are found exclusively in seafood and algae. Although it is possible for the body to create EPA and DHA from the shorter chain omega 3 fatty acid ALA, which is found in plant foods like flax, pumpkin seeds, hemp, soy and walnuts, the conversion rateis very limited, with reported rates of less than 15%.

Go for the Green

Eating a diet rich in green leafy vegetables is a must for beautiful skin. Greens like kale, spinach, and Swiss chard are packed with nutrients that directly benefit the complexion. Vitamin K, a fat-soluble vitamin found in these nutritious veggies, works to protect elastin, a protein that preserves the structure and elasticity of the skin.5 Magnesium, which combats inflammation, and calcium7, which is involved in the generation of new skin cells8, are both abundant in these greens. Greens also provide other benefits including high doses of anti-inflammatory compounds and a healthy serving of fiber. Fiber slows digestion, allowing your body to absorb the nutrients it needs to keep you looking lovely.

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Correxiko® Skin Supplements are formulated to provide the body’s cells what they’re lacking and help heal skin through lessening sun damage, acne, uneven skin tone and premature aging. Launched in 2016 these capsules, whose ingredients are 100% vegan, hit the beauty world with a clear mission, “offer results that are seen and felt.” Beauty junkies started buzzing about the top-notch ingredients leading it to achieve “best-seller” status for Beauty Supplements in Europe.

Correxiko delivers the first noticeable improvement, a rise in cell energy levels within the first week of use. Then over the next weeks of daily use, people start to reap the rewards of brighter, more even skin tone.“This product is for the hardcore beauty and wellness enthusiast. These are people who work out, eat well but want an added edge to their beauty routines,” says Dr. Dinuk Dissanayake, Correxiko Co-Founder whose background is Gastroenterology. “They also know better and don’t buy into the hype of expensive topical creams that don’t manage to penetrate skin cells, where they’re actually needed,” he adds.  

Boost Vitamin C Levels

Vitamin C, found in strawberries, mangos, bell peppers, kale, and many other fruits and vegetables plays a crucial role in skin health. This vitamin protects the skin against sun damage and is involved in the synthesis of collagen. Collagen is a protein that is necessary to keep the skin looking young and luminous. As we age collagen production slows, leading to wrinkles and sagging skin. A diet rich in vitamin C will help to prevent skin breakdown and signs of early aging by aiding in the generation of new skin cells.  In one groundbreaking research study conducted on 4025 women, lower intakes of vitamin c were significantly associated with the presence of a wrinkled appearance and senile dryness.  All the more reason to eat your fruits and veggies. 

Sweat it Out

It is well known that being fit and active helps us to stay healthy, but recent research suggests that exercise can reverse the signs of skin aging, even for individuals who start working out later in life. The study found that men and women who frequently exercised had younger looking skin with healthier dermal layers compared to men and women who did not exercise.

Although we don’t know exactly how exercise keeps the skin looking younger, researchers believe that it has to do with a tiny parts of our cells called telomeres. Telomeres, which are found in the nucleus of cells, control aging. Telomeres become shorter as we age, and longer telomeres have been linked to a longer life. Studies have found an association between regular exercise and the lengthening of the telomeres. What a great reason to get sweaty.

Stay Hydrated

Proper hydration is key for a youthful complexion. Water is needed for many important biological functions like the transportation of nutrients and oxygen, waste removal, and circulation. Like all cells in the body, skin cells need water to function properly. Not drinking enough fluids throughout the day leads to dry, flaky skin and a dull complexion.

The best choices for fluids are water and unsweetened teas, particularly green tea. Green tea contains compounds called polyphenols, which have been shown to benefit the skin in several ways. Polyphenols have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and work to protect skin cells from sun damage. Research has shown that these amazing compounds can also help to promote the growth of new skin cells.

Get Your Beauty Rest

Chronic sleep deprivation negatively impacts the body in many ways, including wreaking havoc on your complexion.  A recent study found that chronic poor sleep quality was associated with increased signs of aging, diminished skin barrier function and lower satisfaction with appearance in women.

Sleep is a time for regeneration during which your body repairs damaged cells, rehydrates, and eliminates toxins from the skin. When we sleep, the body replaces the collagen and hyaluronic acid that is broken down during the day, helping the skin to stay youthful. Inadequate rest can lead to the degradation of collagen, resulting premature aging. To help your skin stay healthy, aim for 7 to 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep per night.

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