Healthy Skin

Metabolic Balance is a nutrition concept that balances the metabolism and the whole body. You get a quality of life that you cannot only feel, but also see. One benefit that many of our clients see is how this program and way of living can also be a rejuvenating cure for the skin. A balanced proportion of macro- and micronutrients and the right amount of water will provide the optimal conditions for healthy skin.

Many foods that are regularly on the menu with Metabolic Balance, such as high-quality oils, berries, herbs or carrots, also contain natural beauty elixirs, which enhance the positive effect of the nutrition on the skin.

Skin: A Reflection of Your Health

Although face creams and skin products can help with skin maintenance, the key to clear and healthy skin comes from within! What you eat and drink has a direct influence on your skin health. Providing your body with the correct balance of nutrients ( helps to “feed” your skin. Many skin problems such as acne, psoriasis and eczema can be caused by poor eating habits because your skin isn’t getting the proper nutrients it needs.⁣

Skin diseases often result from internal illnesses and nutritional metabolic disorders. For instance, research has found that acne occurs in primitive tribes only when they gave up their traditional diet. Before that the tribe members had no skin problems.⁣

Evidence also suggests that acne can be aggravated by dairy due to the growth hormones found in dairy products like milk. Milk in particular is a real hormone cocktail and contains precursor molecules of testosterone – a male sex hormone significantly involved in the development of acne. Milk also contains insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1), which is similar to insulin and also stimulates testosterone production.⁣

When it comes to your diet and the Metabolic Balance program, be patient and consistent. Whether the change is due to an illness or cosmetic concern, your skin won’t improve overnight. That being said, if you stick with it, it will be worth the investment.⁣ Many of our clients notice a clearing up of their skin or having healthier skin after following their plan!

For more information check out these studies and links:

Adapted from: Metabolic Balance Canada
Photo: Adrian Motroc (Unsplash)

Summer Skin Care

Although skin care is important year around, summer brings a new set of skin care challenges. Sometimes it can be easy to forget that our skin is our largest organ and that it too needs love and care.

Below are few tips to make sure your skin stays healthy all summer long!

  • Hydrate! Drinking lots of water is important not just for your overall health but also for your skin.
  • Sunscreen. Apply sunscreen often throughout the day (and don’t forget sensitive areas such as your ears, lips, and mouth). If you have tendency to forget to reapply your sunscreen, try setting a timer on your phone as a reminder.
  • Load up on Vitamin C! This vitamin is vital for skin health and has even been said to limit UV damage.
  • Wash and moisturize. Sweat and dirt can clog your pores and cause a build up of oil. Try washing and moisturizing daily to keep your skin nice and healthy!
  • Wear a hat. Staying in the shade or wearing a hat can help you avoid some of the damaging effects of direct sunlight.

Skin Care Tips from metabolic balance

metabolic balance wants you to have not only a healthy diet but a healthy body so taking care of your skin during the winter season is essential.  Here are some tips to help you keep your skin healthy.

  • Moisturize your Skin –  Your skin care routine should change with the season.  As the weather gets colder your moisturizer should change. Find one that has oil to provide a protective layer.
  • Exfoliate your skin –  Invest in a dry brush. If you don’t know how to use one, here is a video about dry brushing.
  • Wear gloves to protect your hands.   When you wear gloves, you protect your hands from the cold which will hep to prevent your skin from cracking.
  • Purchase a humidifier to add moisture to the air.
  • Drink plenty of water.  Your metabolic balance plan has designated how much water you need.  Follow your plan and have a chat with your metabolic balance coach about integrating water breaks into your daily routine.
  • Get a Pedicure –  Just because your feet are tucked inside of boots and shoes does not mean you should ignore them.   Invest in a foot bath and some pepermint foot lotion. A weekly foot bath and a daily dose of pepermint foot creme will make sure your feet stay soft and ready for your summertime sandals.
  • Stay away from alcohol or clay-based beauty treatments that will dry out your skin. Use mild cleansers and look for masks that are hydrating.
  • Get a Paraffin wax treatment –  Small paraffin wax machines are easy to find and will offer you the perfect treatment for dry skin on your hands, face, elbows and feet.  Follow the instructions carefully and use only the proper equipment.  If you do not want to DIY, you can find paraffin treatments at your local spa or salon.
  • Purchase moisturizer with sunscreen.  The sun can burn in winter just like it can in summer.