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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.

 

 


8 Tips For Preventing Pimples October 21 2013

Read these 8 tips to keep those spots away from your skin!

  1. Establish a good skin care routine
    Wash your face morning and night with warm water and a mild cleanser. Try to resist scrubbing as it can further irritate inflamed skin. Make sure you dry your face with a clean towel to avoid spreading acne-causing bacteria.
  1. Keep your skin hydrated
    Many acne-fighting products contain ingredients which dry the skin, so always use a moisturizer which minimizes dryness and skin peeling.
  1. Clean your makeup brushes regularly
    Makeup brushes are a breeding ground for bacteria if they’re not regularly cleaned. Use a mild liquid soap and warm water to clean them once a week!
  1. Inspect your hairline
    If you have breakouts along your hairline, avoid using fragrances, oils and harsh chemicals on your hair. These can migrate to the face and block your pores. Experiment with a few hair products until you find one that doesn’t aggravate your skin!
  1. Don’t pop pimples!
    Put those hands down…yes, you! Popping pimples forces toxins deeper into the tissue which delays the healing process and also causes more pimples!
  1. Limit your time in the sun
    The sun’s harsh UV rays increase inflammation and redness. Ensure you’re slip, slop and slapping with at least an SPF 15.
  1. Stock up on fruit and vegetables
    Nourish your body from the inside, out. Studies show that eating more fresh fruits, vegetables and whole grains to your diet boosts your immunity and skin health.
  1. Get moving!
    Exercise boosts circulation and blood flow throughout the body which helps to nourish skin cells. It also allows the body to sweat out any potentially damaging toxins.  And if that wasn’t enough, exercise produces the most ideal conditions for producing collagen – that help keep fine-lines at bay!

 

 


3 Benefits Of Using A Face Mask October 06 2013

Face masks have been a part of beauty regimes for generations. They give skin the nourishment it needs in a short amount of time. They’re also extremely relaxing, so there’s no wonder why men and women love them (see Rita Ora above)!
Here are 3 top benefits of using a face mask:

 

Health Benefits

Face masks offer a wide range of skin care benefits in one application. It is the easiest way to tackle your skin problems head-on. There is a face mask for every skin type and tissue you can imagine! From cleansing to moisturising and even age-defying… if you have an issue with your skin, there’ll be a solution in the form of a face mask! 

 

Relaxing

It’s relaxing… need we say more? Well, we’re going to anyway. Masks not only nourish the skin but they’re a great way to set aside some time for you. Whether you finally get around to read that book which has been collecting dust on your shelf, catch up on the latest TV series or simply, sit and meditate… your skin won’t be the only one feeling rejuvenated after!

 

Easy To Use

Applying a face mask is incredibly simple. And applying a sheet face mask is even easier! All you need is the mask and a spare few minutes. Simply tear open the pouch, place the mask on your face and VOILA – a no-mess, no-fuss treatment in seconds. Now just sit, wait and reap the benefits…

Life is too short to be self-conscious and worrying if your skin blemishes are noticeable. Tackle those problems head-on by introducing face masks to your skin routine. You can thank us later!