Did you know that simply improving your circulation or blood flow can aid in having healthy, glowing skin?
Good circulation is essential for both nourishment and detoxification of your skin.
Blood delivers oxygen and nutrients to your cells while it removes waste products. Our bloodstream carries away metabolic wastes, toxicity and pathogens so they can be eliminated from the body.
Poor circulation can result in our metabolism being dysfunctional causing you to feel cold or lacking in energy. Also your organs and cells could become nutrient deprived resulting in a decline in skin health and appearance.
Poor Circulation could cause: –
- Poor skin tone
- Skin discolouration
- Ageing & wrinkles
- Dark circles under your eyes
So the good news is that there are some easy ways for you to boost your circulation – here are 5 you could try today 😊
1. Shower Cold ❄️
Yes you read right! For improved circulation and skin health skip the hot tap next time you shower.
Studies have shown that cold water can stimulate the lymphatic and endocrine system, improve hormone balance, alleviate depression & improve immunity.
2. Healthy Bites 🍉
It turns out that some of my most favourite snacks are great for circulation – maybe they are your faves too?
Watermelons is a natural antioxidant linked to improving circulation.
Ginger is known for helping nausea and digestion problems as well as increasing blood circulation.
Sunflower seeds are rich in vitamin E, which is shown to help keep blood clots from forming. They are great at helping improve circulation.
3. Exfoliation 🌿
A body scrub can help to remove dry, flaky skin cells and brighten tired, dull looking skin to promote smooth, healthy and flawless skin. But not only does exfolitaing help with smooth, healthy skin, but this simple beauty habit can also help to get your blood moving. Reach for a luxurious fresh scrub like our Award Winning Waratah & Wattle Seed Sugar scrub to stimulate blood flow and circulation.
4. Move that Body! 🏃♀️
Improve your blood flow through daily movement. You could try yoga, a gym workout a daily walk, gardening or simply playing with the kids. Through movement, blood flow is increased carrying oxygen, nutrients and hormones to cells throughout the body, including the skin. It also aids in the elimination of waste products such as toxins and free radicals.
5. Massage 🧖♀️
Massage improves blood and lymph circulation, which can enhance the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to cells. This makes the cells healthier and more efficient. So now you have an excuse to give yourself a self massage or treat yourself today. 😁