The philosophy I’ve employed my entire life is a simple one: what is good for your health is good for your skin. Making your health a top priority every day will, on average, leads to great results over the long run. If the body is a machine, then any actions taken to promote wellness are the same as those meant to keep the machine running smoothly and efficiently. This translates to fewer blemishes, delayed signs of aging, and fuller-looking skin. Moreover, a reduction in the prevalence of common skin ailments means less reaching for those quick fixes that often lead to the introduction of longer-term problems. Unfortunately, most people ignore or simply aren’t aware of the behaviors consistent with optimal health. I’m not talking about specifically tailored programs to maximize individual health, but rather the things every person can benefit from because they are evolutionarily consistent with our biology. I’ve established principles that I call the five pillars of health. Broadly speaking the five pillars are sleep, nutrition, exercise, mental stress, and environment. Each of these categories, when optimized, have dramatic effects on health and therefore our skin.
As a quick summary:
Although I could discuss each of the categories above in far greater detail, for the purpose of this series let’s move onto a description of products I use for my skin, where first I’ll describe the tricks of the cosmetics industry to make you think you need more than you do.
Part 3 next…