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Today’s show with guest naturopath Liezel Barnard was all about common issue with the skin and what we can do to strengthen our skin on the outside as well as what we can do from the inside and from a general lifestyle perspective. Most skin conditions aren’t a life sentence and there’s a lot we can do to either avoid experiencing them in the first place, OR lessen severity or make it go away!
What we mentioned
GUT – the book. Simple. Excellently relatable. A must read.
Bureau of Meteorology UV Index – to know when to use sunscreen and when it’s safe to dose up on the most natural and effective form of Vitamin D – the sun! For fair skin and red hair, please consult with your doctor when the best, safest option is for you.
Natural sunscreen picks to cover up without irritating the skin?
NOURISHED LIFE has you covered in Australia – Kelapa and Eco are my favourites there! Just pop through the link and check them out.
IHERB in the USA – I LOVE the Caribbean solutions SPF 25. Brilliant.
Acne in Canadian Inuit adopting a Western Diet.
Acne in Okinawans adopting a Western Diet.
The fillagrin gene, eczema and the “Atopic March”
Ziyab AH, Karmaus W, Yousefi M, Ewart S, Schauberger E, Holloway JW, Zhang H, Arshad SH. Interplay of filaggrin loss-of-function variants, allergic sensitization, and eczema in a longitudinal study covering infancy to 18 years of age. PLoS One. 2012;7(3):e32721. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0032721. Epub 2012 Mar 5.
Liezel’s top 5 tips for a healthy skin
- Maintain and protect the skin barrier.
- Use mild non-soap cleansers
- Moisturise regurlalrly, never let the skin dry out
- Maintain and protect the skin and gut flora
- Avoid strong antibacterial or antibiotic products unless absolutely necessary
- Eat a wholefood diet high in fibre to feed your good gut bacteria
- Take probiotics if needed
- Have adequate Vitamin D intake
- Consume adequate omega 3 fatty acids through consumption of small oily fish or fish oil or algae supplements.
- Usually 2 fish oil capsules per day
- Find out what your skin condition triggers are and avoid them where possible. Keeping a journal is a good start.
Amazing partner offer for the month of September from Weleda!
I adore Weleda – It was – before I even knew it – the first low tox brand I had used. My auntie used to send me the Arnica massage oil the years I had a bad back in hospitality and it was and is just gorgeous!
Now I use the Smoothing Rose day cream, the Rosemary bath milk and hair tonic, the Evening Primrose age revitalising serum, the legendary Skin Food and the Almond sensitive hand cream in my regular routine as well as gifting the baby range to all new borns in my family and friendship circle and using the ARNICA every time there’s a bump, bruise or flight to catch where I don’t want to get puffy! Suffice it to say, it’s a brand I LOVE. They farm biodynamically, they care passionately about their farming partners around the world and they’re walk the walkers. So…
I’m super excited to be able to offer you guys a HUGE 20% AND free shipping over $29.95 for the month of September across the whole range from the Weleda Australia website (sorry this one is just for Aussies!)
Enter your LOWTOXLIFE code at the check out for your discount and happy shopping – The new perfumes are amazing, with the pomegranate being very popular (although the Agrume is my favourite). Lots of great things to enjoy from a company that cares about YOU and the planet when they make stuff! And that’s the low tox way we like it! Uh huh, uh huh (Child of the 80s joke).
And that’s all I have for you this week! Have you listened back though the shows yet? I’d love to know your AHA’s and favourites if you fancied leaving a comment.
OH! Did you hear we were going weekly in October? No more of this waiting around for 2 weeks to get the next episode – I can’t handle the suspense myself! So from October we will broadcast weekly with a bucket load of guests lined up already until January. So many inspiring people to chat to, so little time.
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