It’s a great idea to concentrate on eating healthily and eating particular foods, foods with healthy oils and Omega 3 fatty acids.
These oils are found in oily fish, olive oil, nuts and seeds and they really help to boost collagen production which helps the skin to become smoother and more supple.
If you suffer from blemished skin, stay away from sugary and high-fat content foods, too much sugar can change the collagen fibres and can cause them to become rigid and inflexible. It also increases insulin production, making the skin appear sallow and washed out. They can also contribute to inflammation and breakouts by affecting the delicate balance of the bacteria in the gut which may lead to facial breakouts.
Drink lots of water – it’s all about HYDRATION.
The skin is the largest organ of the body and we lose so much moisture through sweating and everyday natural processes. It needs replacing people to keep our bodies functioning properly and keep the skin hydrated and looking healthy.
Be kind to your skin!
A great skincare regime is essential, moisturiser is always the key as it protects and feeds the skin. Another factor that can affect some people is Gluten intolerance. This is a protein found in wheat, barley and rye. This can cause inflammation leaving the skin looking bloated and swollen. It can also affect pigmentation, age spots and dark patches.
A simple tip, you are what you eat, so eat plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables and try to limit your intake of processed foods and keep the good old takeaway for a Saturday night.