Your skin reflects what’s happening inside your body. Diet and nutrition do show on the outside. So one of the pleasing side effects of a clean, nourishing diet is a glowing complexion. If you were a habitual ‘bad eater’ and are changing your habits, you will be amazed at not only how much better you feel, but also how much better you look. Spending at the makeup counter is, in my opinion, about covering up. Why cover up your skin when it’s gorgeous, and the solution is as close as your kitchen. Here’s a low down on how food directly affects your skin.
Embrace essential fatty acids – not all fats are created equal.
- Substitute hemp seeds for chia seeds in your salad.
- Opt for hemp-seed oil instead of flax oil in your smoothie .
- Choose to make a tahini salad dressing, as sesame seeds are rich in omega-6’s.
- If you eat three tablespoons chia seed or a 6 ounce piece of wild salmon per day as your diet is sufficient in omega-3’s – so skip the omega-3 supplement.
- Choose to snack on pumpkin seeds, raw or dehydrated, as they are rich in omega-6 and zinc, which helps with the conversion of inactive linoleic acid form to active gamma-linolenic acid.
- Kale salad with a handful of sunflower seeds adds crunch plus a rich source of omega-6 and zinc.
- Look for crackers made with flax seeds and sunflower seeds for a better omega 6:3 ratio
Think, could your skin be affected by dairy, gluten or sugar?
For good skin health (and pretty much everything else) proper digestion is key.
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Good, better, best skincare products. Not all brands are created equal. With so many companies touting their wares, and making promises about dewy complexions, looking 10 years younger and so on, the choice can be overwhelming. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you could find a skincare company that delivers on the simple promise delivering what it says it will? Like cleansing without drying…toning without the damaging effects of alcohol…rejuvenating without clogging the pores and providing deep hydration where you need it most. Natural Beauty Care talks about moisturising. The small miracles a tube of moisturising cream is supposed to deliver give pause for thought, don’t they? A refreshing find would be moisturiser that
- Was affordable
- Hydrated deeply with lasting moisturising effect.
- Not pimple-forming.
- Not over-perfumed.
- Didn’t make your T-zone look like a shiny ski ramp
- Doesn’t cause a rash.
- And is kind to bunnies – being ethically produced, that is never tested on animals.
- Plant based
- Harnesses the healing power of nature
- Is manufactured in clinical conditions – that’s a must I recon.
- Created by a small family business.
- The supports the local community in which it is home.
- A range whose main ingredients are grown organically.
- The ingredients grow on ground that is no use for anything else – you can’t grow crop on it or even graze sheep as it’s so steep.
- A skincare range made possible with a freelance workforce whose office is the land on which they work.
- Workers who pay no ‘rent’ for the land. They do a handshake deal with the farmer and land is promised to them, for FREE, for, well, almost forever, as long as the farmer and his family stay there too.
‘In my humble opinion, one of the best skincare product ranges around.’ Michelle Mitchell, Owner, Natural Beauty Care..