Recipe for Great Summer Skin!
The cooler months can leave our skin feeling dry, parched and flaky, so how can you prepare your skin for the warmer summer months? Getting beautiful skin takes more than just a good moisturiser. Beautiful skin starts on the inside.
It is all too easy to turn to creams and lotions to get your skin looking and feeling renewed after the harsh winter months. However, let’s not forget the role of a nutritious diet and exercise which gets your blood pumping to help revive even the dullest of winter skin.
As well as putting healthy foods into our bodies, and nourishing our bodies from the inside, exercise also plays an important role in creating and maintaining healthy skin. Exercise has a number of benefits when it comes to the appearance of the skin. Increased muscle tone firms the foundation that underlies the skin’s tissue and regular exercise keeps the blood flowing which in turn bathes the skin in oxygen and vital nutrients which encourages new cell growth and the diminishing of damaging toxins.
Healthy skin begins with a healthy diet and regular exercise as well as a skin regime that includes exfoliation, cleansing, moisturising and the use of a good sunscreen.
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Below is a menu for great skin!
- Colourful fruits and vegetables are packed full of antioxidants and fibre. Diets rich in these improve skin tone and appearance and may prevent photoaging.
- Water is vital for flushing waste from the body and keeps skin hydrated and plumped.
- Fish, especially salmon, is full of anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids. Shellfish are also a good source of zinc.
- Healthy fats found in things like avocado, flaxseeds and olive oil, all have beneficial fats that promote supple and glowing skin.
- Nuts like almonds and walnuts are great sources of omega-3 fatty acids and Vitamin E.
- Whole grains are a wonderful source of B Vitamins which are crucial for producing new skin cells.
- Spices such as basil, cinnamon, cloves, garlic, ginger, red chilli, turmeric and curry are known to have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant actions.