When we think of the circulatory system we often think about the heart, and then heart disease, heart attacks and stroke. These are important to consider, but the circulatory system also contributes in a large way to our skin health.
First, what exactly is the circulatory system you might be wondering. It’s a major organ system that moves blood through your blood vessels (veins, arteries, capillaries) via the pumping of the heart. The blood carries oxygen and nutrients to the cells in our organs like our skin, and then removes waste products and carbon dioxide via the detoxification organs like lungs, liver and kidneys.
Healthy blood circulation is key in getting optimal oxygen and nutrients into the cells of our skin for a healthy glow, faster healing, and to help prevent premature aging.
Some tips to improve circulation:
Drink more water! Our blood volume is mostly water, so now you see why drinking water every day is so important. The goal is to try to drink half your body weight in ounces a day.
Dry brushing. This stimulates the skin enhancing blood flow, and a bonus is it stimulates the lymphatic system which helps remove waste products from the body.
Exercise. We all know by now how important it is to get movement into our daily lives. It improves our heart health and boosts circulation.
Healthy Diet. Eating a balanced, plant-rich diet is key to a healthy circulatory system. Making sure you get your greens, B vitamins, iron and healthy fats help to build strong blood.
Cold Therapy. Doing an ice bath might be too extreme for you, but one minute of a cold shower, or just dipping your feet in cold water for one minute, or an ice roller for your face can do the trick. The sudden temperature change brings a boost in circulation. As always, check with your physician or health practitioner to make sure these practices are safe for you..
After implementing all or even just one of these tips to improve your circulation, don’t forget to follow up with a moisturizer like any of our Dormer211 face and body products.