3 Ways To Prep Your Skin For Maximum Vitamin D Absorption
The season for outdoor activities is almost here, and chances are, you’ll be spending more time in the sun. As Savers already know, sunlight is the best way to get Vitamin D, so it makes sense that the condition of your skin matters a whole lot .
Sunlight also lifts your mood and eases bone-damaging depression. With today’s three easy tips, you’ll maximize Vitamin D absorption, ensuring that you’ll get the most bone-building benefits from this crucial vitamin.
Let’s get right to it!
1. Exercise Regularly
Science has clearly shown that exercise actually improves the integrity of your skin. The secret lies in collagen, a connective tissue that is found in hair, nails, skin, and bones, and is responsible in large part for your bones’ flexibility.
When you exercise on a regular basis, you’re preparing your skin for springtime sun exposure by boosting collagen production and integrity, which can also repair sun-damaged skin.
Scientific Proof That Exercise Turns Back The Clock On Skin
Researchers found that study participants who exercised regularly greatly improved their skin integrity – in fact, participants over the age of 65 developed skin on par with someone in their 30s or 40s!1
When skin is damaged by too much sun exposure, collagen is lost and replaced with a substance called elastin. Researchers “dissolved” elastin in sun-damaged skin, and found that collagen was intermingled with the elastin, masking its presence.2
Of course, regular exercise also improves bone strength and flexibility, as Savers know. So it gets your skin, muscles, and bones ready for outdoor activities.
2. Drink This Smoothie Often
Regardless of what you put on your skin, if you have a poor diet, your skin will show it. This same principle applies to bone health: what you put in to your body is directly “mirrored” in the state of your bones, hair, skin, and so forth. That’s why the Save Our Bones Program is rooted in delicious, nourishing foods that rejuvenate your bones, skin, and every body system.
Here’s a good example of an excellent drink that nourishes your skin from the inside. This delicious green smoothie has several Foundation Foods that provide the nutrients your bones and skin need to radiate youthful health and vitality.
Gracious Greens And Fruits Smoothie
- 3-5 romaine lettuce leaves*
- 1 large handful of baby kale*
- 4 sprigs of parsley*
- ½ medium cucumber* (if the cucumber is organic, feel free to leave the peeling on)
- 1 small lemon*
- 1 apple*
- 1 banana*
- 2 tablespoons ground flax seeds*
- 1 cup of pure water (adjust to achieve desired consistency)
- Small piece of fresh ginger root
- Put all ingredients except flaxseed and banana in a blender. Blend at high speed.
- Add rest of the ingredients and blend for one minute or until completely smooth.
3. Scrub Your Skin With Sugar
Finally, a bone-healthy, skin-renewing use for sugar! You see, sugar helps slough off old skin cells so your skin will look fresh and youthful. And unlike commercial scrubs and face masks, this easy-to-make DIY recipe is free from chemical additives and toxins, such as:
- Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate
- Butylene glycol
- Fragrance (usually this vague term denotes parabens)
- C13-14 Isoparaffin
…to name a few!
Also, this scrub is inexpensive in comparison to store-bought products, and a great way to use the white sugar that is sitting in your pantry.
Here is the recipe:
DIY Bone-Healthy Sugar Scrub
Makes about 1 ½ cups
- 1 cup sweet almond oil (you can choose a different skin-friendly oil if you like, or combine oils)
- 1 cup white sugar
- 5 drops of your favorite essential oil (Personally, I like to use orange essential oil for this recipe.)
Stir all ingredients together in a medium bowl. Pour into a glass jar and cover.
Use this scrub on freshly cleansed skin. You can use it on your face, heels, hands, elbows, or wherever you’d like to remove old skin and promote a healthy glow. Rub it into your skin gently for 30-60 seconds, and then rinse with warm water. For a deeper moisturizing effect, allow the mixture to sit on your skin for 3 to 5 minutes before rinsing.
If you like, follow the scrub with this DIY moisturizer. It’s also free of toxic chemicals, and contains only skin-renewing, bone-healthy ingredients.
Remove Toxins To Rejuvenate Skin And Bones
As I mentioned earlier, what you put into your body shows on your skin and in the health of your bones. Toxic chemicals promote oxidative damage, one of the key effects of aging. Avoiding them as much as possible is important, but since exposure to some degree is inevitable, removing them is a vital component to younger, healthier skin and bones.
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Till next time,
1Sadfar, Adeel, et al. “Endurance exercise rescues progeroid aging and induces systemic mitochondrial rejuvenation in mtDNA mutator mice.” PNAS. January 2011. Doi: 10. 1073/pnas. 1019581108. Web. http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2011/02/18/1019581108.abstract
2Schwartz, E., et al. “Collagen alterations in chronically sun-damaged human skin.” Photochemistry and Photobiology. December 2003. 58(6):841-4. Web. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8310007