In the United States alone, women spend about $30 billion dollars per year on beauty products for their hair, skin and nails. (Ref. 1)
Unfortunately, many of those products simply mask the real problems rather than solve them – kind of like putting a fresh coat of paint on a car with an engine that hasn’t run for seven years.
In most cases, it’s our health that’s to blame, and one of the biggest indicators of less-than-ideal health is the condition of our hair, skin and nails.
Whether caused by stress, a poor diet or a troubled digestive tract, the world is usually the first to see what we’re going through, as our body tries to tell us – and everyone who sees us - that something is just not right.
Is stress the culprit?
According to dermatologist Dr. Flor A. Mayoral of the University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine, a wide range of conditions can be triggered by stress, including skin problems that are usually blamed on something else.
“In treating hundreds of patients over the years with skin conditions such as eczema, rosacea, acne and psoriasis, I have seen firsthand how stress can aggravate the skin and trigger unexpected flare-ups that, in effect, create more stress for patients,” Dr. Mayoral told the American Academy of Dermatology’s SKIN Academy during a recent session. (Ref. 2)
Stress triggers problems by causing surges of the hormones cortisol and adrenaline – the fight-or-flight hormones that our ancestors once needed to escape danger but now also do damage, including causing inflammation, the biggest contributor to not only problems with skin, hair and nails, and also contributing to a host of different diseases including type 2 diabetes, cancer and rheumatoid arthritis.
To ease symptoms, make sure to exercise, try stress busters such as meditation and yoga and consider taking our Neuro Natural Serenity, an all-natural supplement to help support a heathy state.
Are you eating right?
If we eat a healthy diet, we often are rewarded by beautiful skin, hair and nails.
Eating whole foods instead of refined or processed foods is the best option, say the experts at Johns Hopkins, because processed foods often include chemical additives and sweeteners that offer little by way of nutrients.
And according to experts, choosing the right foods can make all the difference when it comes to health, both inside and out. (Ref. 3)
Some top recommendations include:
Eat dark leafy greens. Kale, romaine lettuce, spinach and broccoli are dense in nutrients which feed the skin by promoting healthy blood flow.
Get enough omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3s help strengthen blood vessels, promoting blood flow, including to the cells of your skin.
Load up on antioxidants. Antioxidants fight free radicals that love to reveal their damage through a variety of skin problems including dark spots and wrinkles.
Skip the sugar. Not only is sugar linked to inflammation, it also causes glycation, a complex process during which sugar molecules essentially go out in search of proteins to latch onto – especially collagen and elastin, the proteins found in skin. Sugar essentially makes skin sag and causes wrinkles, and there is nothing sweet about that. Hydrate.
Drinking plenty of water can help ensure that your skin is hydrated, too.
Improve your digestive system & boost your immunity as well
One of the best ways to heal from within is to maintain a healthy immune system – and that starts with the digestive tract.
Why? Almost 70 percent of our immune system lives in our gut, and when it doesn’t function properly, the results are clearly visible through our hair, skin and nails, which are on display to everyone we meet.
Because our outer appearance reflects so dynamically our actual health, doing as much as we can to improve our internal health will definitely make a difference.
Skin conditions such as blemishes, rosacea and eczema, brittle nails and dry, lackluster hair are often linked to poor digestion, in part because the nutrients your body needs aren’t being absorbed properly, but also because your body’s immune system isn’t offering you the best line of defense.
The digestive system and the immune system are so closely intertwined because when the digestive system isn’t working properly, it steals enzymes from the immune system in order to function, leaving the immune system vulnerable. (Ref. 4)
These problems can lead to a toxic buildup that reveals itself through not only our hair, skin and nails, but also through our energy levels and overall sense of well-being.
Our Kiwi-Klenz supplement – one of our three Core Wellness Activators - can help boost your immune system by improving your digestive tract and flushing away toxins that leave skin and hair looking dull, dry and unhealthy.
Made from the whole fruit of the New Zealand kiwifruit, Kiwi-Klenz provides everything good that’s found in the super fruit.
Kiwi-Klenz contains prebiotics that not only feed existing probiotics but also promote the growth of new ones, elevating both the digestive and immune systems in the process. It also helps flush toxins and creates a healthier environment so the nutrients from the foods you eat are better absorbed.
For the best results, use our Kiwi-Klenz formula along with our other Core Wellness Activators, including Total Balance – enriched with a wide range of nutrients to feed skin, hair and nails – and one of our Omega-3/DHA supplements. These products are designed to work in synergy to provide overall health that will show up everywhere, including your hair, skin and nails.
WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING:
“I have tried probiotics and fiber supplements and nothing compares to the balance Kiwi-Klenz has given my digestive system. I'm feeling in control again and I can't thank Xtend-Life enough.” - Lauren, USA.