You can use the best topical skincare products available but if you don’t look after your diet they cannot have any real effect. We’ve all heard the saying “you are what you eat” and as cliché as it is, it’s true. Eating an unhealthy diet can have a dramatic effect on your skin often bringing out the toxins you are consuming in the form of blemishes and acne. There are some particular foods and ingredients which are linked to better skin and most of them tend to be green. For example kale, broccoli, kiwi but there are many other tasty things that are great for your skin. Greek yoghurt is full of protein (double that of normal yoghurt) which helps skin become firmer and help resist lines and wrinkles. Raw cacao (the unprocessed form of cocoa) is full of flavonoids which can help hydrate your skin, keeping it looking firmer and smoother. Kidney beans can help fight blemishes as they have a high zinc content which has healing properties. So the message here is eat naturally for the perfect glowing skin diet and you will see a difference in your skin, so much so that you will find it hard to go back to your old diet.
Drink More Water
A simple change can make such a difference to your skin and by just increasing your water intake your skin can look plumper, less red and banish those blemishes. Whether you are worried about spots, dry or ageing skin, drinking more water will help improve the appearance of your skin. Water plumps the skin, making wrinkles and pores to look filled in. As well as this a variety of structures in the skin that support collagen need water to work effectively. Water can also help fight off breakouts by reducing the concentration of oil in your skin. If the skin is too oily this can lead to acne, breakouts and clogged pores. Water effectively dilutes the oil helping to reduce breakouts. However, drinking a load of water today won’t change your skin forever, it is important to maintain a steady flow of water to give you really healthy skin. Aim to drink 8-10 glasses of water each day and try to spread them out as opposed to drinking them all at once, that will just make you pee it out before it reaches your kidneys, intestines, circulation and to your skin.
Use Natural Skincare Products
Many people have no idea of the effects of chemicals found in mass produced skincare and many of people skin complaints - spots, sensitivity and eczema - can actually be caused or even made worse by the chemicals we apply in our creams and cleansers. Many mass produced skin products, as opposed to natural products, contain preservatives, parabens and certain chemicals that make it a certain colour or smell nice which in fact have no effect on your skin whatsoever. Natural skincare products tend to have a higher potency than mass produced products with chemicals and preservatives and so although they can be more expensive, you are in fact getting more for your money. Natural skincare is also more beneficial to the environment,the manufacturing of chemical based beauty products can put those chemicals into the air and water so with natural beauty products which are farmed and manufactured organically, fewer chemicals are put into the environment.