July 26, 2018 3 min read
Your skin is a reflection of how you live and if you’re not treating it right, it’s sure to let you know.
Skincare is about more than choosing the right routine for you, or staying on top of the newest and latest skincare product launches to add to your bathroom cabinet.
Topical products can only ever go so far - and that's why skincare really is about every aspect of your lifestyle.
From what you eat and drink to how much sleep you get, your stress levels and sun exposure - everything impacts the health, vitality and appearance of your skin.
Dry, dull or inflamed skin and even acne breakouts can let you know that your skin isn’t happy, and that your skin barrier may be compromised in some way.
But whatever your skin headaches, your diet is one factor that can definitely help you along the way back to a gorgeous complexion.
Let's take a closer look at your water intake and diet.
Are you filling your body with the nutrients your skin needs to glow?
A skin-focussed diet should be packed with healthy fats, unprocessed foods, lean protein sources and plenty of water.
If you’re surviving on junk food, alcohol and caffeine, then you probably don’t have to look very far to find the cause of some of your skin concerns.
Ready to get serious about the foods that will help your skin thrive?
We took a closer look at 5 foods that can help you eat your way to amazing skin.
Salmon is a nutritious skin super-food, packed with Omega 3 Fatty Acids that help to keep skin supple and free of fine lines. It’s also a great source of selenium, a mineral that helps to protect delicate skin from sun damage.
Avocados aren’t just a tasty breakfast treat, they are a great source of the essential fats your skin needs to stay healthy.
They also provide biotin, a vitamin which not only promotes healthier skin but also strong hair and nails. This comes alongside a good dose of vitamin E, which helps to prevent and reduce signs of skin ageing.
An amazing source of antioxidants, almonds can prevent free radical damage to your skin. This reduces dark spots, wrinkles, and other stubborn signs of ageing.
They are also a great source of magnesium which has been shown to help prevent and reduce acne. Packed with protein they help skin cells to renew, keeping your complexion glowing and fresh.
4. Green Tea
Warm, comforting and a powerhouse of good stuff for your skin, green tea should be high up your list of go-to beverages.
It has antioxidant properties, is a natural anti-inflammatory and helps to reduce pore size and prevent acne. Sip between one and four cups a day to feel the benefits.
Last but by no means least is water. Your skin, like every part of you, is mostly made of water so it figures that topping up on H2O is key to keeping it looking and performing at its best. No need to overdo it, but even slight drops in your hydration levels don't only affect your skin, it also affects your mood, focus and energy levels.
Dry skin is also finer and more susceptible to environmental damage and ageing. Proper water consumption helps skin stay firm and healthy while flushing out unwanted toxins and waste products.
Is your diet supporting your natural glow? Combine great eating with great skincare and reveal your best skin.
Grab your Glow in a Bottle Face Oil, packed with Essential Fatty Acids today, and discover a scene-stealing complexion.
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