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6 Ways to Reduce Inflammation 500 333 Facercise

6 Ways to Reduce Inflammation

facial exercisesInflammation is a major contributor to the aging process.  It’s a stressor that negatively impacts the health of our bodies and skin. It accelerates aging and leaves us vulnerable to chronic illnesses and diseases that can shorten our life span. While inflammation plays a critical role in the body’s healing process, often times the inflammatory substances don’t back off when they’re done working. This leads to enlarged pores, sagging, puffy skin and an increased appearance in fine lines and wrinkles. The good news is, advanced skincare products and a healthy lifestyle can help offset its effects.

Follow these tips to reduce the inflammation that negatively impacts our skin.

1. Avoid Unhealthy Fats and Simple Carbs

Stay away from trans fats, hydrogenated oils and polyunsaturated vegetable oils, aka “unhealthy fats,” at all costs. Refined sugars and simple carbs cause blood sugar levels to spike and crash, which also triggers inflammation in the body and skin.

2. Combat Stress

Stress leads to the increased production of cortisol, a hormone that causes inflammation and leads to belly fat. Reduce stress by exercising, meditating and relaxing—find what works for you and practice it daily.

3. Reduce Exposure

Minimize exposure to environmental stressors that produce inflammatory responses, such as UV rays, pollution, free radicals and secondhand smoke. These are some of the biggest culprits of premature and accelerated aging.

4. Eat Anti-inflammatory Foods

Load up on whole grains, lean protein and foods packed with antioxidants, such as fresh produce. When choosing fruits and vegetables, seek out the most colorful spectrum possible. Wild-caught fish and foods that contain monounsaturated “healthy’ fats are also excellent options. Some ideal choices include avocado, eggs, tomatoes, squash, pumpkin, berries, citrus, green tea, walnuts, pecans, almonds and dark leafy greens like kale, spinach and Brussels sprouts. Spices like cinnamon, turmeric and ginger are also touted for their anti-inflammatory effects.

5. Exercise

Regular workouts and general physical activity reduces inflammation and combats stress. Aim to get 45 minutes of exercise five times a week. Strive to incorporate cardiovascular, strength and flexibility training for maximum benefits.

6. Use Products That Fight Inflammation

Antioxidant-rich products like our Complex C Serum and Nourishing E Oil are necessary weapons for your fight against inflammation. They boast anti-inflammatory properties to help heal the skin and fend of free radical damage that causes premature aging.

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7 Anti-Inflammatory Foods 500 333 Facercise

7 Anti-Inflammatory Foods

facial exercisesThe buzz these days is all about an anti-inflammatory diet—and for good reason. Following an anti-inflammatory diet is an excellent way to improve your overall health and combat the signs of aging. Many doctors tout this type of diet because it can reduce blood triglycerides, decrease the risk of high blood pressure and prevent cardiovascular disease. Anti-inflammatory diets have been shown to improve physical recovery time and reduce the risk of many chronic illnesses and diseases. Eating anti-inflammatory foods is also an excellent complement to a good skincare program and regimen of anti-aging facial exercises.

While there are many different anti-inflammatory diets to choose from, there are several types of food that can be found in most. Most doctors recommend avoiding processed foods and those high in refined sugars and simple carbs. Read on for a few foods that will help you fight inflammation in your body.

1. Water

Proper hydration definitely helps your body fight off inflammation and flush out the toxins. If you get bored simply drinking water, switch it up with lemon water, honey water and green tea to up your antioxidant ante.

2. Leafy Greens

Dark leafy greens such as spinach, broccoli, collard greens and kale contains high levels of dietary fiber and a rich content of vitamins and minerals that fight inflammation, such as iron, calcium and an array of phytochemicals.

3. Fatty Fish

Oily fish that are high in omega-43 fatty acids are a great choice for your health, skin and waistline. Try to eat several servings of salmon, mackerel, tuna or sardines each week.

4. Nuts

Loaded with fiber, vitamin e and some healthy fat, nuts are a great way to satiate your diet and reduce inflammation. Almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews and walnuts are all great choices.

5. Whole Grains

Swap out white bread, pasta and rice for whole-grains that are fiber-rich. They will fill you up without spiking your blood sugar levels like “white” breads and other products.

6. Peppers

Bell peppers are the perfects example of colorful veggies that increase your antioxidant consumption and reduce inflammation.

7. Berries

Berries are loaded with vitamin C and antioxidants that can significantly decrease inflammation. The darker the berry, the higher the antioxidant content, but all are good choices.

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