The skin is a mirror of our health. Just one look and we can understand how well we are or how the person in front of us is feeling! Experts know how to interpret the character traits and current humour of people, as well as the state of individual organs and tissues simply by looking at the face.

At the same time the reverse is true: by taking care of our skin we can do a great deal for our health in general.

Care from the outside

Stimuli that arrive at the skin…reach deep down. It’s not by chance that we perceive hugs from a person dear to us or massage that is carried out well as enjoyable.

Even applying a lotion or cream carefully and delicately is a hug for the soul and stimulates subcutaneous nervous sensors to work in a more coordinated manner.

More energetic stimulation of the skin is also healthy. For example, a shower with alternating hot-cold-hot cold temperatures exercises our system of heat regulation, improving blood circulation and thereby giving our skin a fresh rosy glow.

Rubbing with a wet towel removes dead cells from the uppermost layer of skin, making it appear fresher and clearer. Lastly but not least, passing a dry brush over the skin of the whole body makes it appear toned and fresh, and well supplied and nourished by the invigorated blood circulation.

Tell me what you eat

Diet is fundamental for health and for a beautiful looking skin.

This begins with deep-down hydration, which is achieved by consuming a sufficient quantity of liquids every day ( water and if desired, green tea, herbal teas, juices ).

Solid foods should be separated and alternated in a balanced manner, favouring the consumption of fruit and vegetables at any time of the day, and integrating these with other foods that range from pulses ( lentils, chick peas, soya beans, beans, peas, etc), cereals such as rice, barley, millet, maize, and wheat derivatives such as pasta and bread, preferably wholegrain and grown organically.

Meals should be easily digestible, therefore fairly simple: a complex meal (consisting of appetizers, first course, second course, and dessert) is certainly more difficult to assimilate.

The skin can also be an indicator of an intolerance to foods, manifestating redness, spots, blackheads, swelling and other reactions. Therefore, if you have some of these symptoms, it is important to verify whether it is an adverse reaction to specific foods.

These may be foods consumed only occasionally, but also, and often above all, ingredients that we consume regularly every day.These are numerous approaches for investigating allergies and intolerances, but specialists certainly do not agree on the methods…Therefore, until the food/s responsible is/are identified, it may be necessary to undergo various tests and then carefully follow the instructions of doctors.

In reality, you shouldn’t have to make great sacrifices and these shouldn’t last very long, and so this route is certainly worth taking.