Improving circulation to your skin is imperative if you want a healthy and glowing complexion. Skin conditions such as acne, wrinkles, dark circles, slow healing scars, and lackluster or discolored skin can indicate the absence of oxygen to the skin.
Any activity that boosts circulation will improve your complexion by feeding your skin cells with rejuvenating oxygen and nutrients, while working to whisk away toxins and waste products. The better your circulation, the better your skin, it’s as simple as that!
Read ahead for six ways to boost circulation in order to improve your complexion:
Increasing blood flow brings fresh blood circulation to all areas of the body, especially to the skin, the body’s largest organ. Increasing blood flow to the skin helps to rejuvenate and nourish skin cells by bringing them oxygen and nutrients and helping to carry away negative substances such as free-radicals and other waste products that may be harmful to the skin.
When the skin is deeply exfoliated, such as during microdermabrasion, blood flow is increased to the small blood vessels called capillaries, which are located near the surface of the skin. This helps to ensure healthy circulation in all areas of the integumentary skin system.
Following a microderm session is the perfect time to take advantage of your nutrient-rich serums for an extra beauty boost.
2. Regular Exercise
Exercise promotes healthy circulation, making exercise one of the number one ways to boost circulation and improve your complexion
Regular and consistent exercise improves cardiovascular health, which works to efficiently deliver oxygen and nutrient rich blood to all organs in your body. Exercise also promotes sweating which effectively opens the pores and allows toxins and waste to escape the skin, working to promote a healthy and glowing complexion that is free of blemishes.
Exercise also helps to fight chronic inflammation, which is detrimental to healthy circulation.
If you're new to facial mists, following a sweat session can be the perfect time to use one. A facial mist is one of the fastest and easiest ways to deliver antioxidants and nutrients to refresh, brighten and tone the skin. Leave the gym with a healthy glow!
Receiving a regular massage is one of the best ways to stimulate blood flow and improve circulation in the skin on all areas of the body. Not to mention, it’s one of our favorite ways to relax!
Massage is said to be a great way to stimulate the liver to process waste products and eliminate them from the body, which is extremely effective in helping to creating a glowing complexion.
There are a number of essential oils that are believed to increase blood flow, such as Eucalyptus, known to be a vasodilator, which means that it relaxes the blood vessels and allows more blood to circulate throughout the circulatory system.
Coriander is also an effective essential oil to promote circulation by facilitating stress relief and decreasing inflammation. Additionally, grapefruit oil is known to be a circulatory system stimulator.
Proper hydration can drastically improve blood volume, therefore blood circulation and waste elimination. Maintaining proper hydration promotes the transportation of both nutrients in the blood and waste away from the cells.
6. High Fiber Diet
Blood should be able to flow through all arteries without any obstructions and blockages and the best way to ensure this is to eat a whole-food, plant-based diet high in fiber.
Leafy greens, celery, bananas, root veggies, broccoli, cauliflower, berries, and citrus fruits are all high fiber foods that effectively promote circulation and work to support the health of veins and arteries.
When you aim to eat a diet high in fiber that is obtained from whole-food (not powders or drinks) then you subsequently ensure that you are eating a diet rich in nutrients, which play a very significant role in circulation. This type of diet also helps to fight inflammation, another impediment to healthy circulation.
Follow these healthy tips, and you'll be so happy to see the improvements in your skin!