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5 Foods for Glowing Skin January 10 2014

If you were looking for an excuse to devour some food, you’ve come to the right place. Demolish the following 5 foods and reap the skin benefits. Your tastebuds will be thanking you too.

1. Save Skin with Sweet Potato.

These bad boys contain omega 3, fatty acids, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium and zinc as well as essential vitamins. They provide anti-inflammatory benefits to the skin plus they’re packed full of antioxidants – which help in fighting skin damage. Sweet potato fries, yes please!

 

2. Soften Skin with Walnuts

Packed full of omega-3 essential fatty acids as well as copper, walnuts help to improve the elasticity of skin and boost collagen production. Grab a handful and eat your way to a better complexion!

3. Protect with Pomegranates

Pomegranate contains polyphenol antioxidants, which helps to protect the skin against free radical damage. They also reduce the signs of sun damage. But most importantly, pomegranate seeds are delicious.

 

4. Boost Skin with Blueberries

These incredible little berries are the key to glowing skin. Experts consider them one of the best sources of antioxidants available. They help to reduce cell damage, keep the skin looking younger and make skin glow. Go on; get to the supermarket and stock up.

 

5. Cut Wrinkles with Capsicum

Studies have found that women who eat green and yellow vegetables regularly, tend to have fewer wrinkles - especially around the eyes. They’re also an antioxidant gold mine, which helps to decrease skin sensitivity. Cut up some capsicum, invite hummus along and you’ve got yourself a party.

 

 


Why Is My Skin So Dry? October 18 2013

If we were given a dollar every time we heard this, we would have $17.50 (a child also asked and they got a 50% discount). Why is my skin so dry, you ask? It’s usually due to the change in seasons. Your skin is exposed to different elements all year round and sometimes it needs a little help catching up.

Cold weather can especially upset our complexions. Leaving the warm heat of your car, to the harsh breeze outside and then back into a heated office… will leave your skin dry, itchy and uncomfortable. The combination of wind, central heating and low humidity severely dehydrates the skin.

 

So how can you prevent this?

  1. Moisturise, moisturise, moisturise! Lather yourself in moisturiser twice a day. Keeping your skin hydrated will prevent itchy, flaky skin.

  2. Try to avoid extremely hot showers. A warm shower with a softening wash is far gentler on your skin. 

  3. Drink 3 litres of water every day. Your skin is a living, breathing organ so treat it that way! You need to give it the nutrients it needs and water is number one. Increase your water intake to keep your skin soft during the colder months. 

  4. Cut the junk. Try to eliminate sugary foods. The breakdown of sugars damages the collagen that keeps skin smooth and firm.  

  5. Use face masks. If you worked 9-5 without a lunch break, you’d be exhausted. Well your skin works 24/7 battling different elements – the least you could do is give it a 15 minute break!

If it’s too late for prevention and your skin has already buckled under the breeze… then exfoliation is key! Gently exfoliate your face in a circular motion to get rid of the dead skin cells and then moisturise religiously.

 

 

 


5 Simple Steps To Glowing Skin! October 10 2013

A face mask a day, keeps fine-lines away! It’s all about hydration. Your skin is the largest organ in your body so it needs an adequate amount of care. If you are after an even deeper face mask treatment, follow these 5 steps:

 

  1. Cleanse the skin
    Use a cleanser to take the dead skin off before applying your mask. This will allow the mask to penetrate your skin cells.

 

  1. Steam your face
    Fill your sink with hot water. Then drape a towel over your head and lean over the sink - but don’t get too close! This will open up your pores which will help to release the toxins.

 

  1. Apply the mask. 
    Tear open the pouch and apply the mask. Be sure to smooth out any bubbles!

 

  1. Moisturise the skin. 
    After removing the mask, rub any remaining product into your skin and neck. This will continue to hydrate your cells.

 

  1. Repeat! 
    Once you start living with healthy, glowing skin... you’ll never go back!