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February 19, 2018

How to get great skin beyond skincare products

Fan washing face

So often, it feels like we are being told the only way to get good skin is by using this facewash and that shave cream. And while there is truth to that, it’s not everything.

Great skin comes from so much more than what you put on your skin. A healthy complexion is also the result of your overall lifestyle.

Here are a few of our favorite tips to help you achieve the great skin you’re looking for.


Vitamins

You need to nourish your body’s largest organ with the proper vitamins. Vitamin E is one of the best antioxidants for your skin. Found in nuts, seeds, and spinach, Vitamin E protects against UV damage and also has anti-inflammatory qualities. Many skincare products on the market, including Fulton & Roark’s own Face Wash, are infused with the vitamin.


Another essential nutrient for good skin is Vitamin B5. Found in eggs, fish, and legumes among other foods, this vitamin is also known as pantothenic acid. It helps keep your skin moisturized, soft, and elastic. It's such a powerful nutrient, we included B5 in our Shampoo + Body Wash. 


The other B Vitamin you should be adding to your daily routine is B7, aka Biotin. You have probably seen this in the vitamin aisle at your local Target or GNC sold using the phrase “Skin, Hair, and Nails” and with good reason. Found in whole grains, organ meats, and soybeans, healthy levels of biotin can do wonders.


While many Fulton & Roark products are formulated with vitamins for healthy skin, make sure you’re eating these vitamins too. If your diet doesn’t include the foods rich in skin-healthy vitamins, consider adding vitamin supplements to your routine.

 

Probiotics

You probably already familiar with the health benefits of probiotics for your gut. They also have similar detoxing benefits for your skin. Probiotics flush your body of inflammatory toxins and bad bacteria, which would otherwise escape through your skin. Try integrating Kefir, fermented foods (such as kimchee or kombucha) or a daily probiotic into your daily routine and watch the positive ways your skin will react.


Sweating

We often think of sweating as a negative side effect of working out. However, it has proven to be extremely beneficial to in helping achieve good skin. Check out our article on the power of sweat here.

 

Eating Clean

Do you ever binge eat pizza or McDonald’s then wake up with a full-on break out a couple days later? It’s because what you eat directly affects your skin. Food is broken down when digested and distributed through your body. You would rather be sending skin-friendly vitamins and minerals to your organs, than junk that will make its mark (both inside and out). For the most skin-healthy diet, we suggest (and most doctors) limiting your dairy, sugar, and grain intake. On top of that, check out this list of  25 foods you should be incorporating into your diet to make the most of your skin.