Women's Holistic Heath Coach & Wellness Chef shares her Favorite Skincare Tips

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Women's holistic health coach, wellness chef, and photographer, McCauley Tawpash is passionate about guiding women to discover the wonders of a holistic lifestyle through easy and tasty recipes, along with self-care methods that promote bodily harmony.

After facing her own health issues, she adopted a "food as medicine" philosophy and started crafting her own recipes that nourish the body. This approach was crucial in restoring her balance. Today, she's sharing a few of her favorite holistic tips for nourishing the skin from the outside in!

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"I’m forever grateful to my mom for teaching me the importance of caring for my skin when I was a little girl. She always told me to “be gentle” and that “your skin is like tissue paper," which stuck with me. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve become more interested in learning how to care for my skin and be proactive when it comes to my skincare. As a holistic chef, I’m a huge believer in putting quality ingredients in my body and I’m also extremely conscious of what I put on my skin. Our skin is one of our largest organs and whatever we put on topically gets absorbed into our body. That’s why I always choose clean, non-toxic, high-quality skincare. One of the reasons I love RBA is because I know I’m getting a product with high-quality, nourishing ingredients without anything synthetic.

Tips that have helped me nourish my skin from the inside out:

1. Eat whole, nutrient-dense, nourishing foods:

Antioxidant-Rich Fruits and Vegetables

Berries: Blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries are packed with antioxidants like vitamin C, which help combat free radicals and promote collagen production.

Leafy Greens: Spinach, kale, and Swiss chard are rich in vitamins A, C, and E, as well as antioxidants like lutein and zeaxanthin, which help protect the skin from sun damage and inflammation.

Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Fatty Fish: Salmon, mackerel, and sardines are excellent sources of omega-3 fatty acids, which help maintain skin moisture, reduce inflammation, and support overall skin health.

Flaxseeds and Walnuts: Vegetarian sources of omega-3s, flaxseeds, and walnuts can also contribute to a healthy skin barrier and help reduce inflammation.

Vitamin C-Rich Foods

Citrus fruits, red peppers, and strawberries promote collagen synthesis and help keep your skin firm and glowing.

Collagen-Rich Foods

Collagen protein: I love adding this to my morning tea or coffee for protein but also to support skin health.

Bone Broth: Rich in collagen, gelatin, and amino acids, bone broth supports skin elasticity and repair.

Probiotic-Rich Foods

Yogurt, Kimchi, and Sauerkraut: Probiotic-rich foods like yogurt help maintain a healthy gut microbiome, which is directly linked to our skin health.

2. Stay Hydrated:

Water: Staying hydrated is essential for maintaining skin elasticity and flushing out toxins. Aim to drink half your body weight in oz per day. Add electrolytes to your water to support absorption.

Eat hydrating foods: Including foods like cucumbers, watermelon, and oranges in your diet will support skin elasticity.

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3. High-quality natural skincare

RBA Skincare: I love RBA because they are free of parabens, sulfates, synthetic colorants, synthetic fragrances, and toxic chemicals. Their products are natural, vegan, and cruelty-free, formulated with ingredients native to the southwest. My favorite products are: Purifying Cleanse, Purifying Facial Mist, and Luminous Moisturizer with all natural SPF 30." - McCauley Tawpash

You can learn more about McCauley here!