What is healthy skin?

Wat is een gezonde huid?
Caroline van Eeuwijk, co-founder of Witlof Skincare, tells:

“I once spoke to a woman who said: “I want to do that skin detox, but I'm not going to say goodbye to my Chanel foundation. I think it's so beautiful. It stings a lot when I put it on, but I'm happy to take that for granted."
Someone with a severe skin condition also told me that she had to take a suitcase full of jars of Vaseline with her on holiday, to rub herself from head to toe every day.
And the dermatologist who was almost finished with his training, with whom I Facetimed a while ago, thought he had the best job in medicine, “because the number of cured patients is the highest of all disciplines. We give someone with eczema an ointment and then they get rid of it!”. When I noted that the person had to continue applying the ointment, he did not see it as a problem, because it was solved by using that ointment.”
But when is your skin healthy?
Your skin is your largest organ
First of all, it is good to realize that your skin is your largest organ and part of your living body. The skin is also called your third kidney, because its excretory function is one of the most important. In addition, your skin has a barrier function, with a special acidity (pH value) to keep unwanted bacteria and other negative influences out. And of course the skin also protects what is behind it.
Let your skin do its own work
If you consider that a square centimeter of skin, which is a few millimeters thick, contains 10 million cells, 45 meters (!) of nerves and 50 sebaceous glands, you can perhaps imagine how incredibly ingenious the functioning of this organ is. Our idea at Witlof Skincare about skin care is: let the skin do its own work, which is much more complex than we can imagine. Give your skin the freedom to regulate itself. Support skin functions only where your skin needs it, for example with a dry skin type; it could always use some extra (skin-identical) oils.
Connected to the rest of your body
Because your skin is part of your body, the condition of your body and especially your intestines also affects your skin. If the skin is your outlet, you may experience problems with your skin due to food intolerances or allergies, for example, in the form of inflammation, itching, dryness or irritations. Nutrition and lifestyle are therefore essential for good skin condition. A healthy body also has healthy skin.
Healthy skin for Witlof Skincare is skin that is neither too oily nor too dry, maximally hydrated and without redness, sensitivities or irritations. A skin that feels supple and does not shine but glows.
How do you keep your skin healthy?
Do you want to keep your skin in optimal condition and healthy? In addition to healthy skin care, ensure good nutrition that suits your body and drink plenty of water, because healthy skin comes from within. An easy rule of thumb is: “If you can't eat it, don't put it on your skin!

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