Healthy Diet

We all know that a healthy diet is the corner stone of our overall well-being, but there is little evidence to prove blemish outbreaks are directly linked to it. However, get to know your skin- there could be food triggers which cause flare-ups, keep a food diary to identify them and avoid them. There are also dietary elements which will help provide nutrition to promote healthy skin:

  • Water, water, water! It's crucial to maintain hydration and flush out toxins, therefore keeping your skin looking healthy. Drink at least 2 litres a day

"I know it is constantly said but the benefits of drinking lots of water really do help your skin keep hydrated and clear. If, like me, the thought of drinking cold water in the winter is unappealing try drinking warm water with a slice of lemon or peppermint tea. It has the comfort of a warm drink on a cold day but is much better for your skin than coffee."

Susie Munchen, Make-Up Artist

 

  • Organic Green Tea helps to protect the skin from UV and pollution and is rich in antioxidants 

  • Low fat yoghurt is full of Vitamin A, an essential vitamin for your skin

  • Almonds are high in Vitamin E which helps to moisturise your skin from within the body

  • Olive and Sesame oil contains essential fatty acids which help to nourish your skin

  • Blueberries, raspberries, cranberries galore! Each are rich in phytochemicals which contain antioxidants to protect the body against the harmful effects of free radicals 

  • Whole-wheat bread, brazil nuts, cottage cheese, meat,fish and eggs all contain high amounts of selenium which has been associated with healthy looking skin

  • Salmon and walnuts are great for the essential fatty acids Omega 3 and 6- important for your body's general health