Today I'm sending out a special note to mother's everywhere that you are appreciated and are the caretakers of the future world. As many of you may know, I recently lost my mother this year.
So this will be the first Mother's Day I spend without her. If it were not for her complete support and life teachings, I would not be the person I am today nor would l likely be here sharing the knowledge I have gained with you.
Ironically, my mother passed suffering a debilitating condition dealing with a collagen disease known as Sarcoid or Sarcodosis. Yes, it is as ugly a disease as the name implies.
There is no cure for this disease yet. Due to her determination of spirit, healthy lifestyle, and what we applied that we knew would help, she lived many years beyond the expected time and enjoyed her life.
She taught me about generosity and strength in the face of great pain and struggle. Often giving to others when we did not have enough for ourselves. Charity and giving were her greatest strengths.
No doubt it plays a role in my determination to help others first and foremost to live better and HEALTHIER lives.
In respect for her, I am very proud to share with you today that a foundation is being created in her name to help fund research and provide assistance for those suffering debilitating skin diseases. I will share more about this in the near future as the project progresses.
Happy Mother's Day to all the mother's out there caring and working hard for their families. You are loved and appreciated more than you will ever know!
Now on to some great information you can use to continue to build your health and skins health. I'm going to complete the series on skin nutrition today.
Over the last several posts, I've shared with you information of how vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients can provide a healthier state for your skin. Today we will discuss the role of Essential Fatty Acids.
Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs)
If your skin is dry, prone to inflammation, or even frequently dotted with whiteheads and blackheads, you may be lacking essential fatty acids. These important nutrients are crucial to the production of skin's natural oil barrier.
Without an adequate supply of EFAs, the skin produces a more irritating form of sebum, or oil, which can result in problems.
Most people can get all the nutrients their skin needs from a multi-vitamin and a healthy diet, says dermatologist Rhoda Narins, MD, of NYU's School of Medicine.
"You should get your basics in a multi-vitamin, and if you want to reap the benefits of all these other nutrients, get them in food, or use topical preparations," she also adds.
To some extent the National Institute of Whole Health agrees: "It's not a matter of running out and spending a lot of money on vitamins. The idea is to use them in a very intelligent way that's healthful to you. But don't ever think they are the whole answer to dealing with a health problem, particularly aging skin."
So the best approach involves doing the following:
1. Drink plenty of clean water.
2. Use gentle products (glycerin or olive oil based cleansers for example) to cleanse your skin.
3. Always wear a sunscreen that is SPF-30.
4. Eat a well balanced diet low in sugar - that way you can balance out the rest with nutritional supplements.
Using nutrition to create the optimum healthy environment for your skin gives you a powerful and natural weapon against disease and aging.
I hope you have found this information helpful to you and learned some new things. I look forward to bring you even more insights in the coming days.
I always like to give everyone more access to information that you can use today so visit the next link below to get step-by-step information on how to keep your skin healthy, clear, and youthful looking!
Wishing you a healthy and joyous day,
The Hardest Working Guy In Skin Care
"Inspiring Healthy Choices For Better Living."