When it comes to your skin, believe it or not, your heart is a major contributor to your overall appearance. There is a direct link between a healthy heart and healthy skin. Let’s take a look at just how important your heart is when it comes to achieving that healthy, youthful glow
When looking at the cardiovascular benefits brought on by your day-to-day activities or exercising regimen, you probably aren’t thinking about your skin. But, you should be. When your heart is really pumping, you can be sure that it is helping to deliver oxygenated blood and nutrients to the living layers of your skin. Your skin contains a very intricate system of blood vessels that help transport oxygen and nutrients to those cells that contribute to how your skin looks. When your blood flow is improved and that oxygen-rich blood is delivered to both your skin and muscles, you experience that awesome post-workout glow. It’s a bit of a flushed look that gives you rosy cheeks and a more youthful appearance. All thanks to your heart!
The heart is responsible for healthy circulation for the body as a whole. And it’s that circulation that keeps your skin looking more radiant. But, it’s not just about increasing your blood flow to deliver oxygen and nutrients.
And as an added bonus and another reason to get your heart pumping, a healthy heart is great for your hair, too. That improved blood flow helps your skin, and can also be beneficial to your hair. It can help to keep your hair stronger and looking healthier. That same oxygenated blood and nutrients help to stimulate your hair follicles, too. When this happens it can help promote hair growth.
Remember, one of the most important things about exercising and getting your heart pumping is it helps to alleviate stress. Lower stress levels help you to relax, sleep better and keep your skin from taking on that brow furrowed, stressed-out appearance, which definitely can age you. And, less stress has been known to keep hair from becoming brittle and falling out.
A healthy heart = healthy skin!
Written by beauty expert, Jacquie Carter. Jacquie is Director of Outer Nutrition at Herbalife. Discover the HerbalifeSKIN line here.