Glowing skin is something that we are all love - who doesn't like to add #wokeuplikethis to their #nofliter IG pics? Some of us are blessed naturally, but for the rest of us, it’s actually comforting to know that a flawless complexion be achieved through healthy habits and lifestyle behaviours. Which ones? Here’s the best of the best.
- Cut the crap. Skin is our largest organ, so by eating minimal processed foods and focusing on fresh, wholesome produce free from chemical additives will be your best friend here. If the gut is irritated, it can show up in rashes, pimples or dull skin: gluten, dairy, sugar and alcohol are the most common culprits.
- Remember we are what we absorb, so if we are putting chemicals on our face, it’s going to go somewhere. And that somewhere might not be noticeable until you have a zit the size of everest in the centre of your forehead (on the same night as your tinder date, of course). Chemical free, paragon free, organic and mineral make ups are our choice. And of course your mum has told you 100000 times, but we will remind you - always take your make up off after a night out. She’s actually right this time.
- Backtrack - if you have a breakout each time you go to the cinema which correlates with you eating a choc top, or maybe it’s around the time of your period when you are consuming block after block of chocolate, maybe there’s a link? Personally, I notice the day after eating a tub of messina my skin harbours a pimple, alwys. Although it was delicious, i’ve learnt to create a sugar free nice cream using bananas which tastes just as good and doesn't make my skin erupt - Much nicer. If you’re not sure why your skin is going crazy, try eliminating common irritants (gluten, dairy, sugar and alcohol0 for 2 week blocks and see the difference. There will be one, we promise you.
On a final note, ill just mention that most of the photos you see - either on IG, Pinterest or your favourite blog WILL have edited images that HAVE been retouched to REMOVE all the imperfections, bumps and scars. So don't get down on yourself if you think you’re the only one who is challenged with acne, pimples and less than perfect skin. We all have it. Just some of us are better at hiding it than others.