The skin “eats” – Food Pharmacy

Just as we have become more and more, what can you say, food-wise, it may be time that we also become skin-care-wise. Because we have understood that What we eat and in fact too how we eat (do not stress when we eat and chew properly) is important for our health.

We have learned that semi-finished and finished products are not the best because of the additives that are often found in these dishes. We have simply understood that food is best if it is prepared from scratch and with good, that is, organic and labeled ingredients. We have also understood that we feel good about eating more green and we are also many who have hung on to the trend of juicing green to get as much green in us as possible.

In the same way that we have understood how important food is for our health, we have also begun to understand that the skin also “eats”. The pharmaceutical industry has also benefited from and developed everything from hormone and nicotine patches to painkillers, etc.

”There are too many people counting calories and not enough people counting chemicals.”

It’s a quote from an unknown person that I found a few years ago, and it’s really time to change that attitude when it comes to skin care. By taking care of and nourishing your skin with natural ingredients, you will feel better both physically and mentally. Because everything is connected.

So what do you feed your skin with? Do you look at the contents of the jar? Do you choose your skin care based on a content you know what it is?

I know, it’s so hard to understand a table of contents but NOC Sweden which is an industry organization for brands in natural, organic skin and beauty care. They have produced a list of content that you do not want in your skin care: The black list I myself simply opt out of a product / product if I do not understand the table of contents. Sure, there is good skin care out there on the market, but I still want to strike a blow to make your own skin care. So get the point! You tailor your skin care to your skin’s needs, can it get better?

Photo: Anneli Hildonen

It is easy, stripped down and fun to do your own skin care and actually know what to lubricate yourself with. It also creates rings on the water, which are so important today and which provide benefits both in the environment, on the skin and in your wallet. You have everything to gain from starting to think more green, even when it comes to your skin care. Your skin will feel better both on your inside and on your outside.

But what are the benefits of doing your own skin care?

The result: You will discover the effect of now doing your own customized skin care on your skin. I promise you your skin will shine like an oil painting. You will get what everyone seems to want right now, ie glow. You will also feel the difference in the texture of your skin.

Health effects: Let the food be your medicine and the medicine your food. Yes, if Hippocrates had been a dermatologist, he would certainly have applied that sentence to skin care as well. Because just like good food in the long run also means good health. So what you lubricate yourself with also has a health effect.

“Every day useänder the Swede four to twelve hygiene and so-calledöunit products that often containåller a cocktail of different ämnen, as neither är favorable för millön or föis your skin. Innehåmilk and of här products äis partly or completely made up of äI am äare synthetic, petrochemical and nature identical, the latter äis synthetically identified by nature but äis manufactured in a laboratory. Neither är säseparate millövänliga. The är not så easy to hudvård products äare non-organic or organic. Många hudvårdande products innehåller organic ingredients but only to a certain extent. Within the conventional hudvården anväFor example, synthetic fragrances are preferredälls in a laboratory. These är volatile and födisappears quickly in the air and för that the scent should remain behöver man untilätta så called doftbärare. From här doftbärarna äis often phthalates, softöedge ämnen as wellå används in plastic. In a innehållsförtkning står it sällan what doftbärare product innehåller, which gör det svårt föare us consumers. In several studies, phthalates have been shown to be hormone-stöand because they are considered häThey are also harmfulå föoffered them in toys, but everythingå not as fragrantärare.”.

Source: Pure beauty natural skin care from the plant kingdom by me and Lena Losciale

The environment and the wallet: When you choose to do your own skin care with completely pure ingredients and raw materials from the plant kingdom, you make less of an impact on the environment. You do not have to worry about not so environmentally friendly ingredients being washed out into the groundwater. You reuse the bottles and jars in which you have your skin care. And you will also see the change in your wallet.

In the book PURE BEAUTY NATURAL SKIN CARE FROM THE PLANT KINGDOM, you will find over 30 different fantastic recipes both simple, ie you mix a few vegetable oils with a few drops of essential oil until you boil a delicious cream, whisk together a fragrant fluff. You will find recipes for face masks and hair masks. But also soothing and moisturizing gels. ”Pure beauty natural skin care from the plant kingdom ” is a fantastic book for you who want to take yourself further and become a skin craftsman.

In 2018, I ran the pod WOMEN’S LIFE here I interviewed so many interesting people who in different ways are experts in different subjects. I think you should listen to these two interviews I did with Lena Losciale:



Drink more water

The skin and body need regular refilling of water to be able to cleanse and purify the inside. I usually think that when I drink water, my inside is showered. I always start my morning by drinking a glass of room temperature water. I alternate with sometimes drinking lemon water, or a glass of water with a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in. Lemon can unfortunately affect the enamel so my tip is to alternate and not drink lemon water every day.

Try to drink plenty of water but also preferably herbal teas between meals. Here are some of my favorites:

Björkblad is diuretic, good for edema (fluid retention) and is said to promote the work of the kidneys. It is said that tea made from birch leaves is rejuvenating and counteracts the hardening deposition processes that are associated with aging. Björkbladste has a strong activating effect on the secretion, which in turn helps to remove slag, while stimulating egg white formation. Note! Preferably do not drink birch leaf tea, which is diuretic in the evening, because then there is a risk that you will have to run to the toilet half the night.

Brännässla is blood purifying and stimulates blood formation, is also tonic, antirheumatic and rich in minerals, chlorophyll, iron and vitamin C.

Peppermint is stimulating and warming for digestion. It is an invigorating herbal tea that is good for bloated stomachs with a lot of gas. It is said to relieve nausea and be good at anxiety. This summer I made iced tea on peppermint.

Chamomile is a mild soothing herbal tea. Good for colds, fever, stomach ache and anxiety. Chamomile is one of our most widely used medicinal plants.

Lemon balm is a soothing herbal tea for both heart and soul with a healing effect on palpitations, anxiety and sleep disorders. It is said to help lower high blood pressure. Lemon balm is one of our “women’s herbs”.

Rölick, with its slightly bitter taste, helps metabolism, increases appetite, helps and relieves the liver process, blood buildup and digestion.

How to make herbal tea

Put a large pinch of herbs (1-2 teaspoons) per teacup in a saucepan of cold water. Let them simmer, do not boil, then take them off the plate, let simmer for at least two minutes. Then you get the most important minerals, vitamins, essential oils and aromas. Strain the tea.

Source: Little tea book – flowers and leaves we collect for teas, by Sister Märta in collaboration with the herbal group Anastomosen.

Cover image: Photo: Anneli Hildonen

This is a guest post. Any opinions expressed are the writer’s own.