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HOW TO MAINTAIN YOUR GLOW IN THE FALL?

GLOW FROM THE INSIDE OUT

- 5 Tips based on my personal experience-

1.) EAT FERMENTED FOODS

I love fermented foods and drink but don’t consume them year around -ok, except maybe kombucha:) I always listen to my body so I can tell that my higher craving for fermented foods is a reoccurring thing as soon as Fall and the cooler weather arrives. It’s like my body is telling me that I need to strengthen my immune system and get prepared for the winter and the flu season. By eating fermented foods you support your gut bacteria. Why is that good for us? Well, because it is estimated that ~70 % of the immune system lies in the gut so basically gut flora is our immune system, you definitely want to keep it healthy. I just leave a link with a bunch of studies below if you’d like to understand more deeply how healthy gut flora (aka probiotics) plays beneficial role in immunity.

 

So...Are fermented foods the secret to glowing skin? I would say definitely a part of it! Your gut and skin are both elaborately connected to each other, if something goes wrong with your gut, the symptoms will inevitable make themselves known on your skin ... facial redness, acne, eczema, dry skin and rosacea can all have the same root cause: poor gut health and gut function.

I’m from Hungary and lived close to a village where the tradition of making sauerkraut (the best you have ever tasted!) goes back to the 18th century. No wonder I was so disappointed to try the ones that you can buy at the stores here. It’s not even close to what I remember a sauerkraut should taste. I quickly realised that making your own is easy and fun and I encourage all of you to give it a try, there are so many types of fermented foods you can experiment with. This year I am a kimchi lover, I’m on my third jar since September. I told you, my body is craving for it…:) I follow a quick and simple veganized recipe (email me if interested) and me and my skin are in love with it.  

1.) EAT FERMENTED FOODS

I love fermented foods and drinks but don’t consume them year round -ok, except for kombucha:) I always listen to my body so I can tell that my increased craving for fermented foods is a reoccurring thing as soon as the Fall and the cooler weather arrives. It’s like my body is telling me that I need to strengthen my immune system and get prepared for the winter and the flu season. By eating fermented foods you support your gut bacteria. Why is that good for us? Well, because it is estimated that ~70 % of the immune system lies in the gut so basically gut flora is our immune system, so you definitely want to keep it healthy. I'll just leave a link with a bunch of studies below if you’d like to understand more deeply how healthy gut flora (aka probiotics) plays a beneficial role in immunity.

My kombucha setup

 

So...Are fermented foods the secret to glowing skin? I would say definitely a part of it! Your gut and skin are both elaborately connected to each other, if something goes wrong with your gut, the symptoms will inevitably make themselves known on your skin ... facial redness, acne, eczema, dry skin and rosacea can all have the same root cause: poor gut health and gut function.

Growing up in Hungary I lived close to a village where the tradition of making sauerkraut (the best you have ever tasted!) goes back to the 18th century. No wonder I was so disappointed to try the ones that you can buy at the stores here. It’s not even close to what I remember sauerkraut should taste like. I quickly realised that making your own is easy and fun and I encourage all of you to give it a try, there are so many types of fermented foods you can experiment with. This year I am a "kimchi-holic", I’m on my third jar since September. I told you, my body is craving it…:) I follow a quick and simple veganized recipe (email me if interested) and me and my skin are in love with it.  

 

1.) EAT FERMENTED FOODS

I love fermented foods and drinks but don’t consume them year round -ok, except for kombucha:) I always listen to my body so I can tell that my increased craving for fermented foods is a reoccurring thing as soon as the Fall and the cooler weather arrives. It’s like my body is telling me that I need to strengthen my immune system and get prepared for the winter and the flu season. By eating fermented foods you support your gut bacteria. Why is that good for us? Well, because it is estimated that ~70 % of the immune system lies in the gut so basically gut flora is our immune system, so you definitely want to keep it healthy. I'll just leave a link with a bunch of studies below if you’d like to understand more deeply how healthy gut flora (aka probiotics) plays a beneficial role in immunity.

1.) EAT FERMENTED FOODS

I love fermented foods and drink but don’t consume them year around -ok, except maybe kombucha:) I always listen to my body so I can tell that my higher craving for fermented foods is a reoccurring thing as soon as Fall and the cooler weather arrives. It’s like my body is telling me that I need to strengthen my immune system and get prepared for the winter and the flu season. By eating fermented foods you support your gut bacteria. Why is that good for us? Well, because it is estimated that ~70 % of the immune system lies in the gut so basically gut flora is our immune system, you definitely want to keep it healthy. I just leave a link with a bunch of studies below if you’d like to understand more deeply how healthy gut flora (aka probiotics) plays beneficial role in immunity.

 

So...Are fermented foods the secret to glowing skin? I would say definitely a part of it! Your gut and skin are both elaborately connected to each other, if something goes wrong with your gut, the symptoms will inevitable make themselves known on your skin ... facial redness, acne, eczema, dry skin and rosacea can all have the same root cause: poor gut health and gut function.

I’m from Hungary and lived close to a village where the tradition of making sauerkraut (the best you have ever tasted!) goes back to the 18th century. No wonder I was so disappointed to try the ones that you can buy at the stores here. It’s not even close to what I remember a sauerkraut should taste. I quickly realised that making your own is easy and fun and I encourage all of you to give it a try, there are so many types of fermented foods you can experiment with. This year I am a kimchi lover, I’m on my third jar since September. I told you, my body is craving for it…:) I follow a quick and simple veganized recipe (email me if interested) and me and my skin are in love with it.  

1.) EAT FERMENTED FOODS

I love fermented foods and drink but don’t consume them year around -ok, except maybe kombucha:) I always listen to my body so I can tell that my higher craving for fermented foods is a reoccurring thing as soon as Fall and the cooler weather arrives. It’s like my body is telling me that I need to strengthen my immune system and get prepared for the winter and the flu season. By eating fermented foods you support your gut bacteria. Why is that good for us? Well, because it is estimated that ~70 % of the immune system lies in the gut so basically gut flora is our immune system, you definitely want to keep it healthy. I just leave a link with a bunch of studies below if you’d like to understand more deeply how healthy gut flora (aka probiotics) plays beneficial role in immunity.

 

So...Are fermented foods the secret to glowing skin? I would say definitely a part of it! Your gut and skin are both elaborately connected to each other, if something goes wrong with your gut, the symptoms will inevitable make themselves known on your skin ... facial redness, acne, eczema, dry skin and rosacea can all have the same root cause: poor gut health and gut function.

I’m from Hungary and lived close to a village where the tradition of making sauerkraut (the best you have ever tasted!) goes back to the 18th century. No wonder I was so disappointed to try the ones that you can buy at the stores here. It’s not even close to what I remember a sauerkraut should taste. I quickly realised that making your own is easy and fun and I encourage all of you to give it a try, there are so many types of fermented foods you can experiment with. This year I am a kimchi lover, I’m on my third jar since September. I told you, my body is craving for it…:) I follow a quick and simple veganized recipe (email me if interested) and me and my skin are in love with it.  

1.) EAT FERMENTED FOODS

I love fermented foods and drinks but don’t consume them year round -ok, except for kombucha:) I always listen to my body so I can tell that my increased craving for fermented foods is a reoccurring thing as soon as the Fall and the cooler weather arrives. It’s like my body is telling me that I need to strengthen my immune system and get prepared for the winter and the flu season. By eating fermented foods you support your gut bacteria. Why is that good for us? Well, because it is estimated that ~70 % of the immune system lies in the gut so basically gut flora is our immune system, so you definitely want to keep it healthy. I'll just leave a link with a bunch of studies below if you’d like to understand more deeply how healthy gut flora (aka probiotics) plays a beneficial role in immunity.

1.) EAT FERMENTED FOODS

I love fermented foods and drinks but don’t consume them year round -ok, except for kombucha:) I always listen to my body so I can tell that my increased craving for fermented foods is a reoccurring thing as soon as the Fall and the cooler weather arrives. It’s like my body is telling me that I need to strengthen my immune system and get prepared for the winter and the flu season. By eating fermented foods you support your gut bacteria. Why is that good for us? Well, because it is estimated that ~70 % of the immune system lies in the gut so basically gut flora is our immune system, so you definitely want to keep it healthy. I'll just leave a link with a bunch of studies below if you’d like to understand more deeply how healthy gut flora (aka probiotics) plays a beneficial role in immunity.

My kombucha setup

So...Are fermented foods the secret to glowing skin? I would say definitely a part of it! Your gut and skin are both elaborately connected to each other, if something goes wrong with your gut, the symptoms will inevitably make themselves known on your skin ... facial redness, acne, eczema, dry skin and rosacea can all have the same root cause: poor gut health and gut function.

2) STAY HYDRATED

I’m sure you heard this for the nth times but a reminder never harms especially that this is maybe the number one key factor to a healthy radiant, glowing skin. In the Fall/Winter your body can feel less dehydrated than during the hot summer days so unfortunately many people don’t really feel like drinking water. Until a couple of years ago I was definitely one of them and honestly I couldn’t even imagine starting my mornings with a glass of water. Who wants to drink cold and plain tasting water when it’s chilly outside and even sometimes inside anyway? ...That’s what I thought, but today it’s all different and I couldn’t even imagine NOT drinking a huuuge glass of water as soon as I open my eyes (Ok, as soon as I finish using my tongue scraper first). How did I get to that point? I started with a commitment. A commitment, that I drink a glass of hot/warm water with freshly squeezed lemon thru a glass straw first thing in the morning as a part of my morning ritual. Yes, I needed it to be a ritual not just a habit so I can not only stick to it easily but eventually can’t wait and get excited for it(?). Today my morning water doesn’t have to be warm or flavoured with lemon to be appealing for me, but if you just start your commitment I would definitely recommend lemon, ginger or some kind of berries.

Throughout the day I love drinking freshly squeezed juices and tea -I think I could do a whole seperate blog post about all the wonderful, antioxidant full teas out there which are sooo beneficial for the skin. My favourite is still the good old green tea which helped me fighting acne big time. Did you know that there are studies out there providing direct evidence that green tea antioxidants are able to enter the skin and affect the molecular mechanism behind acne? Green tea improves pretty much all the causes of acne (inflammation, insulin and hormones) and not just internally but we can highly benefit from it topically as well -that’s why we also use it in our helichrysum & frankincense ultra light facial crème as well as in our eye crème.

2) STAY HYDRATED

I’m sure you've heard of this for the nth times but a reminder never harms, especially that this is maybe the number one key factor to a healthy radiant, glowing skin. In the Fall/Winter your body can feel less dehydrated than during the hot summer days, so unfortunately many people don’t really feel like drinking water. Until a couple of years ago I was definitely one of them and honestly I couldn’t even imagine starting my mornings with a glass of water. Who wants to drink cold and plain tasting water when it’s chilly outside anyway? ...That’s what I thought, but today it’s all different and I couldn’t even imagine NOT drinking a huuuge glass of water as soon as I open my eyes (Ok, as soon as I finish using my tongue scraper first:P). How did I get to that point? I started with a commitment. A commitment, that I drink a glass of hot/warm water with freshly squeezed lemon thru a glass straw first thing in the morning as a part of my morning ritual.

 

 

Yes, I needed it to be a ritual not just a habit so I can not only stick to it easily but eventually 'can’t wait' and get excited for it. Today my morning water doesn’t have to be warm or flavoured with lemon to be appealing for me, but if you just start your commitment I would definitely recommend lemon, ginger or some kind of berries.

Throughout the day I love drinking freshly squeezed juices and tea -I think I could do a whole seperate blog post about all the wonderful, antioxidant-ridden teas out there which are sooo beneficial for the skin. My favourite is still the good old green tea which helped me with fighting acne big time. Did you know that there are studies out there providing direct evidence that green tea antioxidants are able to enter the skin and affect the molecular mechanism behind acne? Green tea improves pretty much all the causes of acne (inflammation, insulin and hormones) and not just internally but we can highly benefit from it topically as well

 

-that’s why we also use it in our helichrysum & frankincense ultra light facial crème as well as in our eye crème.

Growing up in Hungary I lived close to a village where the tradition of making sauerkraut (the best you have ever tasted!) goes back to the 18th century. No wonder I was so disappointed to try the ones that you can buy at the stores here. It’s not even close to what I remember sauerkraut should taste like. I quickly realised that making your own is easy and fun and I encourage all of you to give it a try, there are so many types of fermented foods you can experiment with. This year I am a "kimchi-holic", I’m on my third jar since September. I told you, my body is craving it…:) I follow a quick and simple veganized recipe (email me if interested) and me and my skin are in love with it.  

3.) EAT PLENTY OF CRUCIFEROUS VEGGIES

Every year I anxiously wait for the summer when I can finally eat cruciferous vegetables from my garden. Kale is one of my favourites because it grows so well that you can’t really make a mistake, it doesn’t require much attention -except when they get infected with aphids but that’s a different story…So why do I mention it here? Because it is still growing in abundance and will continue throughout the fall months until the first real frost, and sometimes a bit after it. The Beauty Chef swears that these cruciferous vegetables (kale, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage etc) are a natural “internal skin moisturizer that supercharge your inner beauty routine” and I couldn’t agree with her more. Kale is loaded with vitamin C, A and K which help repair skin tissues, prevent free radical damage, and also gives you a radiant and fresh glowing look. I will definitely freeze some for the hard winter months and hopefully will have enough for the spring as well, but I have been also playing with the idea to grow them inside. What do you think? Have you ever tried growing them inside? Feel free to shoot me a message here/ on Fb/ Instagram if you have any tips for me!:)  

 

3.) EAT PLENTY OF CRUCIFEROUS VEGGIES

Every year I anxiously wait for the summer when I can finally eat cruciferous vegetables from my garden. Kale is one of my favourites because it grows so well that you can’t really make a mistake, it doesn’t require much attention -except when they get infected with aphids but that’s a different story…So why do I mention it here? Because it is still growing in abundance and will continue throughout the fall months until the first real frost, and sometimes a bit after it. The Beauty Chef swears that these cruciferous vegetables (kale, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage etc) are a natural “internal skin moisturizer that supercharge your inner beauty routine” and I couldn’t agree with her more. Kale is loaded with vitamin C, A and K which help repair skin tissues, prevent free radical damage, and gives you a radiant and fresh glowing look. I will definitely freeze some for the hard winter months and hopefully will have enough for the spring as well, but I have been also playing with the idea to grow them inside. What do you think? Have you ever tried growing them inside? Feel free to shoot me a message here/ on Fb/ Instagram if you have any tips for me!:)  

2) STAY HYDRATED

4) GET OUTSIDE

I love being outside in the Fall... the colours are just simply beautiful!! I know it is tempting to hide under a blanket on a cold, rainy day but staying active will help boost circulation, keep your pulse rate up and your natural glow intact. Committing to a 30 minute walk every day is super beneficial to maintain your natural radiance. Not to mention how nature can fill your soul up with gratitude and reduce the harmful stress immediately. Bonus if the sun is shining :) Speaking of sunshine….Please do not forget how important supplementing with vitamin D is from fall to spring. If you don’t get adequate sun exposure- and let’s be honest, most of us do not here in Canada- I recommend daily supplementation with 2,000 IU. Vitamin D also plays a role in the creation of new skin cells (a process called differentiation) and without enough of it your skin can struggle to make new cells and could cause it to look dull.

 

4) GET OUTSIDE

I love being outside in the Fall... the colours are just simply beautiful!! I know it is tempting to hide under a blanket on a cold, rainy day but staying active will help boost circulation, keep your pulse rate up and your natural glow intact. Committing to a 30 minute walk every day is super beneficial to maintain your natural radiance. Not to mention how nature can fill your soul up with gratitude and reduce the harmful stress immediately. Bonus if the sun is shining :) Speaking of sunshine….Please do not forget how important supplementing with vitamin D is from fall to spring. If you don’t get adequate sun exposure- and let’s be honest, most of us do not here in Canada- I recommend daily supplementation with 2,000 IU. Vitamin D also plays a role in the creation of new skin cells (a process called differentiation) and without enough of it your skin can struggle to make new cells and could cause it to look dull.

I’m sure you've heard of this for the nth times but a reminder never harms, especially that this is maybe the number one key factor to a healthy radiant, glowing skin. In the Fall/Winter your body can feel less dehydrated than during the hot summer days, so unfortunately many people don’t really feel like drinking water. Until a couple of years ago I was definitely one of them and honestly I couldn’t even imagine starting my mornings with a glass of water. Who wants to drink cold and plain tasting water when it’s chilly outside anyway? ...That’s what I thought, but today it’s all different and I couldn’t even imagine NOT drinking a huuuge glass of water as soon as I open my eyes (Ok, as soon as I finish using my tongue scraper first:P). How did I get to that point? I started with a commitment. A commitment, that I drink a glass of hot/warm water with freshly squeezed lemon thru a glass straw first thing in the morning as a part of my morning ritual. Yes, I needed it to be a ritual not just a habit so I can not only stick to it easily but eventually 'can’t wait' and get excited for it. Today my morning water doesn’t have to be warm or flavoured with lemon to be appealing for me, but if you just start your commitment I would definitely recommend lemon, ginger or some kind of berries.

Throughout the day I love drinking freshly squeezed juices and tea -I think I could do a whole seperate blog post about all the wonderful, antioxidant-ridden teas out there which are sooo beneficial for the skin. My favourite is still the good old green tea which helped me with fighting acne big time. Did you know that there are studies out there providing direct evidence that green tea antioxidants are able to enter the skin and affect the molecular mechanism behind acne? Green tea improves pretty much all the causes of acne (inflammation, insulin and hormones) and not just internally but we can highly benefit from it topically as well-that’s why we also use it in our helichrysum & frankincense ultra light facial crème as well as in our eye crème.

5) REDUCE OVERALL ANXIETY AND STRESS

As the days get shorter and darker people can experience depression and anxiety more frequently - this is why point #4 is so crucial above! Personally I used to feel stressed out or even worried and anxious more during the fall and winter time surprisingly often by little things like it was coded in my genes... For me it resulted in frowning which can over time lead to wrinkles on the forehead... Not a good thing! Luckily I managed to learn several techniques which can help me cope with anxiety and the stressful, rainy, miserable days. Today I share with you my favourite tip which can even result more glowing skin and works on the body, soul and mind: yoga. You don’t have to be a “yogi” to experience its full benefits, with dedication and consistency the results will come sooner than later. I aim to practice yoga every day at home, nothing crazy, sometimes just a 20 min session....(highly recommend the lovely, Canadian Julia aka Boho Beautiful on Youtube). Believe me, even that little time can set your mood for the whole day or help you get a goodnight sleep. What I love so much about is that it forces you to focus on your breathing which can kill anxiety and depression just in seconds. There are some poses that are primarily known as the best for glowing skin, such us the shoulder stand (Sarvangasana) which promotes blood circulation towards your face or the standing forward fold (Utthanasana) that increases oxygen and nutrient supply to the skin fighting inflammation and free radicals that have been known to cause aging.

3.) EAT PLENTY OF CRUCIFEROUS VEGGIES

Well, these were my most important 5 tips...Hope you find this post useful! Let me know if you have any questions or if you'd like to share Your glowing tips for the Fall!

xx Judit

Every year I anxiously wait for the summer when I can finally eat cruciferous vegetables from my garden. Kale is one of my favourites because it grows so well that you can’t really make a mistake, it doesn’t require much attention -except when they get infected with aphids but that’s a different story…So why do I mention it here? Because it is still growing in abundance and will continue throughout the fall months until the first real frost, and sometimes a bit after it. The Beauty Chef swears that these cruciferous vegetables (kale, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage etc) are a natural “internal skin moisturizer that supercharge your inner beauty routine” and I couldn’t agree with her more. Kale is loaded with vitamin C, A and K which help repair skin tissues, prevent free radical damage, and also gives you a radiant and fresh glowing look. I will definitely freeze some for the hard winter months and hopefully will have enough for the spring as well but I have been also playing with the idea to grow them inside. What do you think? Have you ever tried growing them inside? Feel free to shoot me a message here/ on Fb/ Instagram if you have any tips for me!:)

4) GET OUTSIDE

I love being outside in the Fall... the colours are just simply beautiful!! I know it is tempting to hide under a blanket on a cold, rainy day but staying active will help boost circulation, keep your pulse rate up and your natural glow intact. Committing to a 30 minute walk every day is super beneficial to maintain your natural radiance. Not to mention how nature can fill your soul up with gratitude and reduce the harmful stress immediately. Bonus if the sun is shining :) Speaking of sunshine….Please do not forget how important supplementing with vitamin D is from fall to spring. If you don’t get adequate sun exposure- and let’s be honest, most of us do not here in Canada- I recommend daily supplementation with 2,000 IU. Vitamin D also plays a role in the creation of new skin cells (a process called differentiation) and without enough of it your skin can struggle to make new cells and could cause it to look dull.

5) REDUCE OVERALL ANXIETY AND STRESS

As the days get shorter and darker people can experience depression and anxiety more frequently - this is why point #4 is so crucial above! Personally I used to feel stressed out or even worried and anxious more during the fall and winter time surprisingly often by little things like it was coded in my genes... For me it resulted in frowning which can over time lead to wrinkles on the forehead... Not a good thing! Luckily I managed to learn several techniques which can help me cope with anxiety and the stressful, rainy, miserable days. Today I share with you my favourite tip which can even result more glowing skin and works on the body, soul and mind: yoga. You don’t have to be a “yogi” to experience its full benefits, with dedication and consistency the results will come sooner than later. I aim to practice yoga every day at home, nothing crazy, sometimes just a 20 min session.... (highly recommend the lovely, Canadian Julia aka Boho Beautiful on Youtube). Believe me, even that little time can set your mood for the whole day or help you get a goodnight sleep. What I love so much about is that it forces you to focus on your breathing which can kill anxiety and depression just in seconds. There are some poses that are primarily known as the best for glowing skin, such us the shoulder stand (Sarvangasana) which promotes blood circulation towards your face or the standing forward fold (Utthanasana) that increases oxygen and nutrient supply to the skin fighting inflammation and free radicals that have been known to cause aging.

Well, these were my most important 5 tips...Hope you find this post useful! Let me know if you have any questions or if you'd like to share Your glowing tips for the Fall!

xx Judit