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Five ways to restore youthful, healthy skin

1. Make natural foods a part of your diet

Healthy skin starts on the inside, and a diverse diet of nutrient-filled foods is the key to natural beauty. We’ve often heard about staying hydrated, consuming a rainbow of vegetables and wild-caught salmon is good for our skin but bone broth, specific herbs and berries, and maca root are lesser-known superstars, worthy of adding to your regular nutrition routine.

2. Jump in the ocean

Sea salt is loaded with healthy skin-friendly minerals like magnesium, calcium, and potassium which are beneficial to any number of conditions. Salt’s natural moisture-reducing abilities also help to regulate the overproduction of oil that leads to clogged pores. Feeling sore muscles? Magnesium is known to alleviate body aches and pains. No wonder a dip in the ocean feels so good.

3. Say no to sugar

When we consume sugary foods or simple carbs, like a piece of cake or white bread, our bodies produce a surge of insulin to stabilize blood sugar levels. When insulin increases, so does inflammation which can worsen skin conditions like acne or eczema. Sugar also breaks down collagen. Less sugar means fewer wrinkles and clearer, firmer skin.

4. Juice it up!

There can be a noticeable difference in your skin’s health and vibrancy when you incorporate fresh-squeezed juice into your day. Skin problems are often more than skin deep, in fact just trading morning coffee for a serving of green juice can reduce breakouts, puffiness, and even help with digestion. It’s one step toward amazing looking skin.

5. Make a facial appointment

Regular facials are one of your skin’s best defenses, and a good esthetician will tailor a 60 – 90-minute treatment specifically for your skin type and concerns. Unique to Maui, the Honua Facial at Maui’s Best Massage + Spa uses native Hawaiian botanicals to cleanse, soothe, and hydrate, leaving you feeling refreshed, relaxed and glowing (to book your appointment, call 808-426-7418).