Foods that are good for your skin
As we welcome 2016 we say hello to our New Year’s resolutions of trying to better ourselves and developing new habits in attempt of getting a healthier lifestyle. With many heading to the gym and trying a new diet to better our eating habits to go by the New Year, New You motto.
When it comes to your skin, you’ll definitely see a difference when keeping a well balanced diet that includes the foods best for your skin. If you want to achieve healthier and clearer skin in the New Year then we’ve got you covered as we breakdown what foods are good for your skin.
Water is the most obvious answer to healthier skin. With most of us overindulging in food and wine over the holidays, water is the best and most effective way of clearing out all those toxins from the inside of your body. Swap your can of fizzy drink this New Year and keep a bottle of water with you at all times to get you in the habit of drinking more.
Most of us love a cup of tea or coffee first thing in the morning, especially in an office culture where tea is our go to when we need a little boost of energy. Green tea has grown more and more popular over the last couple of years thanks to its benefits for the skin and our overall health. Swap your usual cup of caffeine for green tea and you’ll notice a major improvement. Enriched with antioxidants, green tea has a number of benefits from toning your skin to helping preventing wrinkles and offering protection against sun damage. You can either drink it to enjoy its benefits or even apply it onto your skin to see a difference in reducing stress or Psoriasis.
A lot of people have either a love or hate relationship for tomatoes however, you don’t have to eat it to enjoy its benefits. By apply tomatoes on your skin as part of a face mask, it can serve to treat acne and prevent signs of ageing as it’s enriched with Vitamin A and C.
Enriched with a vast range of vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids, pumpkin seeds are definitely a good substitute for a snack this New Year as it helps to clean and tone the skin to leave you with clearer, beautiful skin.
Swap your usual crisps or biscuit snack for a healthier option like berries which are known to be packed with antioxidants to leave you with clearer skin. They serve to prevent early signs of ageing, wrinkles and dry skin. Crushing berries and using them as a DIY home face mask also provides benefits for your skin which leaves you with a luminous glow. Blueberries in particular have been known to be beneficial for the skin, hair as well as weight loss so it’s definitely a healthier habit to develop in 2016.
A healthier diet doesn’t mean you need to cut chocolate out completely. You can still indulge in chocolate by going for dark chocolate. It’s enriched with antioxidants which means you can enjoy having softer skin and sun damage protection as well as enjoy chocolate without feeling guilty.
Say hello to healthy beautiful skin in 2016 by simply keeping a healthier balanced diet with the right foods for your skin.