How come I didn't know my skin has a 28-day cycle?!


28 Day Skin

Contributor: Dr. Salar Parvini 

Nature works in cycles. Creation. Destruction. We all live our lives in cycles too. Wake up. Go to sleep. If you are female you know that every 4 weeks (or so) you'll shed the lining of your uterus and have your period unless you're pregnant.

Did you know you have another 28 day cycle? You do! It's your skin!

New skin cells form beneath the surface of your skin to replace mature cells that slough off. This process takes about 28 days to complete. As the new cells grow, they change and mature and develop.

In fact, it's why we exfoliate

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Exfoliation helps this process along. Just don't over exfoliate because it actually does more harm than good. Over exfoliation can cause localized inflammation and over exfoliation can leave healthy skin cells exposed. You need a layer of mature cells to help retain your moisture barrier.

What many don't realize is that skincare products typically require 28 days to show their effects. That's because when you're nourishing your cells, you're helping the new cells become good, strong, healthy mature skin cells. You're helping those new cells achieve and maintain their optimal health!

Products that promise immediate results are only giving you short term results that won't last. But when you nourish the new cells month in and month out, you'll have beautiful healthy skin for life.

Just remember that healthy new cells start from within. Good food, hydration, sunlight and exercise are the foundation and there are no shortcuts here. You supplement that with clean skincare products a good routine, and clean makeup.

4 easy steps to add to your healthy skin routine:

DRINK UP

When it comes to hydration, you want to consume HALF your body weight in ounces every single day. Water is an excellent source but you can also drink any of the following to meet your daily hydration goal:
  1. Coconut water 
  2. Tea 
  3. Bone broth 
  4. Herbs 

PUT GOOD IN YOUR BODY:

Our digestive system doesn't just affect our brain but also our beauty.
When your gut microbiome is out of balance it will be reflected in your skin especially if you suffer from acne, psoriasis or eczema. A good balanced diet will give you all the “cellular beauty” nutrients you need to make, and keep your skin healthy.
INCREASE your intake of:
  • Fatty fish
  • Avocados
  • Citrus fruits
  • Walnuts
  • Broccoli
DECREASE your intake of:
  • Alcohol
  • Refined sugars
  • Processed foods
  • Meat

PUT GOOD ON YOUR BODY:

We spend a lot of time thinking about what we put “IN” our bodies, but it's equally important to be aware of what goes “ON” our bodies. Our skin is the largest organ on our body and for whatever reason is the most overlooked.
Skin can absorb harmful chemicals and pollutants from the environment AND what we put on it. Investing in clean, plant derived, holistic skincare is worth the spend.
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UP THE SHUT EYE

Is your sleep routine wacky? Are you burning the candle at both ends?
Get your beauty sleep! 6 to 8 hours of it!
Sleep is essential for the optimal health of your body AND skin.

Your skin cycle is just one of the many cycles of life. It's always the right time to start investing your body's largest organ - your skin.