Fresh and healthy skin not only looks great, but also says a lot about your immune system. Because if you are healthy, this is usually reflected on your skin appearance. Enough sport, fluids, a diet based mainly on plant foods are important. Our generation is particularly health-conscious. We want beauty not only from the outside, but also from the inside, because “being beautiful” is closely connected with “being healthy”.
Scientists and doctors agree, healthy skin is stronger and better prepared to fight off free radicals. Let’s take a closer look … The skin is the barrier of our immune system. The first contact with viruses, bacteria, parasites or other external influences such as pollution or UV radiation takes place on the skin. The skin is constantly learning and has several defense strategies at its disposal: a mechanical one through particularly impermeable calluses, a microbiological one through good bacteria that inhibit germs, and a chemical one, the so-called acid mantle of the skin. If pathogens have penetrated the skin, immunological protection kicks in, which means that the various cells of the body work together to fight the foreign organisms.
The skin’s Langerhans cells fight off free radicals – such as exhaust fumes and fine dust, because these can irritate the skin and cause cell damage.
If the cell is destroyed by external influences, adenosine triphosphate (ATP) comes into the “game”. This ensures that the immune system is activated. The Langerhans cells now fight the invaders through the alarm triggered by the ATP and convert the ATP into ADP (adenosine diphosphate), which reacts to the inflammation with a calming effect.
One thing is clear: skin and the immune system belong and function together. For our skin to be well, we also need a strong immune system. With your diet and healthy lifestyle, there’s a lot you can do to support your skin and immune system.
Here are our 6 tips for healthy and beautiful skin, because health and beauty go together:
Skin care: a daily skin care routine rich on antioxidants and adequate vitamins C and E protects the skin inside and out and supports the skin’s own repair function. Our Eye Routines give you smooth and resistant skin. Our Eye Lift Serum contains valuable ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, vitamin E, aloe vera. Our innovative Eye Intense Elixir is many times more effective than Vitamin C due to its high-quality olive seed extract. This protects your skin from harmful environmental influences and prevents premature skin aging.
Antioxidants: You should take enough antioxidants, these are found in plant foods and fruits, especially in berries and foods with a high vitamin C and vitamin E content.
Hydration: To protect your skin and keep your body vital, make sure you drink enough fluids. Water or unsweetened tea is best for this.
Fresh air and relaxation: Whether hiking, yoga, swimming or just a short walk. The increased oxygen supply and better blood circulation will renew your skin cells and it will also do your connective tissue good.
Make sure you get enough sleep, because at night your skin recovers and regenerates. It is not without reason that it is called “beauty sleep”.
Laughter: Strengthens the immune system, makes you happy and keeps you young!