14 Feb Beauty Bio-Hacking for Beginners
“Bio-hacking” is fast becoming a buzzword these days. And, despite the “techy” terminology, it isn’t anything too complex. Beauty bio-hacking is really just a way to achieve better skincare results faster by taking a whole-health approach. In other words, instead of relying on cleansers and creams alone, you’re also putting the right things into your body to boost your efforts – working in sync with your own biology (which explains the “bio” piece).
One way to do this is with help from apps (like MyFLO, which helps you track your menstrual cycle and even suggests dietary tweaks to alleviate PMS symptoms). Brands like Bulletproof Coffee and additives like adaptogenic mushroom powders are another way to “hack” your nutrition for better performance and overall wellness.
As far as basic bio-hacks to get you started, we’ve gathered up the top recommendations from across the web:
Drink More Water
Staying hydrated is key to flushing toxins from the body, maintaining energy balance, and – bonus! – enjoying healthier skin.
Eat Less Sugar
Research links sugar to everything from heart disease and chronic inflammation to low energy and poor skin health – and it’s in EVERYTHING! At least, it feels that way. This makes limiting sugar a bit of a challenge, but one well worth the effort.
Take Your Vitamins
It’s difficult to get all the nutrition our bodies need from food alone. That’s why finding a balanced mix of vitamins and supplements can help skin and overall health. Talk to your health provider about the right choices for your unique body. Essentials like B vitamins, Magnesium, Vitamin D, and quality probiotics are a great place to start.
(Re)consider Your Caffeine Intake
The way our bodies metabolize caffeine (or anything, for that matter) varies depending on our individual genetics. In general, however, caffeine is a diuretic, which means it can deplete essential micronutrients and de-hydrate our systems. This isn’t to say you can’t enjoy it in moderation – but replacing your second or third cup with alternatives like matcha or herbal tea (like our favorite Cookie Monster Oolong from China-based Pao Tea) can help you bio-hack your way toward better health.
Quality, all-natural products (like our favorites Lau Botanicals and Dr. Lily Ros) are key to better skin health. But real beauty starts on the inside, with balanced nutrition and committed self-care – plus a few handy bio-hacks to round out the journey.
Visit NutritionStripped.com to discover more hack-worthy ingredients for better health.
And for another tasty bio-hack, be sure to check out our post on herbal teas for glowing skin.