Some have it, many want it. Which one are you?
Healthy skin is absolutely achievable if you know how. All you need is good nutrition, hydration and a quality skin care & make up brand.
Here are my top tips for clear, healthy, glowing skin.
Number 1 is Water: our bodies are made up of over 60% water. By staying hydrated you ensure the smooth running of your body from clear concentration, elimination of toxins and yes, clear skin! Aim for 2 litres per day and extra if you’re active. Most people struggle to achieve this but by keeping a bottle with you at all times it’s easily achievable.
Next up is Nutrition: you can’t expect to have healthy skin if you don’t put healthy food in your body. Even more importantly you can’t expect to have a healthy body either. Essentials for good skin are vitamins and minerals which play vital roles within the body to keep it working, the skin is an organ too so the same applies. Vitamins and minerals are mostly found in plant sources such as fruit and vegetables. The more the better, green vegetables in particular because they contain the largest variety of vitamins and minerals as well as antioxidants which protect the cells from damage which leads to ageing skin.
Aim for 2 portions of veggies with each meal to ensure you’re getting enough and snack on fruit for an extra boost of antioxidants, especially apples and blue fruits such as blueberries & blackberries.
B Vitamins are one of the only vitamins you can’t get much of from fruit & vegetables (the other is vitamin D which is mainly produced in the skin and sparsely available from food, most people need to supplement this). If you eat meat then make sure you eat unprocessed, whole meats and you should be able to get your B vitamins in. If you’re a vegetarian or vegan you will most likely need to supplement B Vitamins. B Vitamins are essential for the repair of the body, if you’re breaking out in spots or finding wounds are slow to heal you may be lacking them.
Protein and fat are also essential components for good health and good skin. Proteins are the building blocks for the body. The best sources of protein are fresh, unprocessed meat, chia seeds & hemp seeds. Good fats include oily fish such as Salmon & Mackerel, extra virgin olive oil, avocados, real butter, ghee & coconut oil. These help to transport fat soluble vitamins (A, D, E, K) around the body and help to lower inflammation leading to – you guessed it! – healthy skin. You do not need to fear fat.
Finally we have good skin care & makeup: cheap products full of chemicals will clog your pores and irritate your skin. A good skin care routine using high quality products will help to keep your skin looking fresh & youthful!
You should always begin with a good cleanser.
If you have oily skin, this is the one for you. For dry skin try this. These are gentle enough for daily use and won’t clog your pores.
Next we tone. This helps to close the pores and soothe the skin after cleansing. This rose water is particularly soothing if you suffer from sensitive skin prone to redness.
Moisturising is essential to replace moisture lost throughout the day and this daily moisturiser is light enough to use every day, it’s non greasy and suitable for sensitive skin.
If you have ageing skin then this serum will be your saviour!
If you’re looking to completely overhaul your beauty and skin care products then this kit will have everything you need.
If you have any questions or requests for future post please don’t hesitate to contact me. I am a transformation consultant working with clients to overhaul their health, nutrition, make up, skin care and hair!
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