Exfoliating, toning, cleansing and moisturising your skin to death? But still finding breakouts and blemishes staying persistent?
They say you are what you eat, so if your trusty face cream isn’t doing the job then you might want to look at your diet and make some small but effective changes for glowing skin.
So next time you’re buying your skin products, add these healthy natural sources to your basket for a clearer complexion.
1. Natural remedies
Shop-bought products can often focus more on the scent and design than the actual skin benefits, so natural sources are a good way of cutting down the risk that you are simply paying for packaging. Natural antiseptics like hazel oil and tea-tree oil make great toners – dilute the oil and dab any blemishes with cotton wool.
2. Manuka honey
This sweet super food has become extremely popular due to the vast number of health benefits each little tub has. With it’s strong antibacterial properties, it is recommended you eat one spoonful a day with breakfast. Its sweet, rich texture means it’s perfect to add to morning porridge, yoghurt or cereal. Enjoy the taste and the benefits to your skin.
Keeping hydrated is super simple and completely free. Even though six to eight glasses a day seems a lot, your skin will thank you and appear plumper, fresher and clearer.
4. Herbal tea
Switching your English breakfast for nettle, peppermint or green tea will you give you an extra boost of cleansing antioxidants. They are highly detoxifying and will help flush your body of toxins which could be affecting your skin. Drinking a mug or two a day should give you great results without requiring much effort.
5. Nuts and seeds
As well as being good for your skin and nails, the high level of useful minerals like zinc makes nuts and seeds great for your skin. Snack on walnuts, brazil nuts and pumpkin seeds throughout the day or add them to a smoothie. This will ensure you don’t become deficient in the essential vitamins and minerals your skin needs to stay healthy.
6. Salad essentials
Of course most salads are naturally nutritious, but adding beetroot, tomatoes and watercress to your salad will give you plenty of vitamins A and E, potassium and antioxidants to nourish your skin, remove any toxins and work as a cleansing agent. Your morning skincare routine will be far more simple.