It wouldn't be a new year without a resolution to increase exercise and decrease sugary treats to improve our wellbeing and lose some pounds. Have you ever taken the time to consider what impact these lifestyle changes have on your skin as well as your waistline?
Glowing skin starts from the inside and is complimented with beautiful skincare on the outside. Skin cells renew every 28days, and a steady supply of nutrients is essential to support this.
The phrase 'you are what you eat' couldn't be more accurate; your diet and lifestyle can significantly affect your skins health and the speed it ages.
Take a look at the five best ways to treat the skin from the inside out.
1. Stay hydrated
Drink and eat your way through 6-8 glasses of water each day. Skin needs moisture to stay flexible. Even mild dehydration will cause your skin to look dry, tired and slightly grey.
Some fruit and vegetables, such as watermelon, courgette and cucumber also count towards your day's water intake.
It's also essential to hydrate the outer layers too using skincare. Any skin type can be dehydrated so ensure you use a moisturiser daily to protect the skin from the environment and keep skin feeling fresh and looking fabulous. The Babassu and Bergamot Daily Moisturiser from Gentlemen's Tonic is designed with ingredients to target any skin types. The Nourishing Face Cream from marocMaroc is a super-hydrating cream that melts into the skin without heaviness despite its ultra-nourishing properties. The combination of dates, honey and argan oil will leave skin with a refreshed youthful glow.
2. Fruit and Vegetables
Contain powerful antioxidants that help protect skin from the cellular damage caused by free radicals responsible for premature ageing and pigmentation. Include Spinach, Kale, Papaya, Avocados and tomatoes (to name a few) into your diet for normal skin cell development and healthy skin tone.
The Gentlemen's Tonic Advanced Derma Care Invigorating Gel Cleanser contains a gentle fruit acid exfoliation of orange, lemon and blueberries to brighten the skin. Also, the Shower Milk from marocMaroc uses orange to refresh the skin and boost energy.
3. Vitamin C
A super antioxidant that is needed to support the immune system, promote radiant skin and help blemishes heal. The best sources are blackcurrants, blueberries, broccoli, kiwi fruits, oranges, papaya, strawberries and sweet potatoes. Vitamin C is needed to produce collagen that strengthens the capillaries.
Find Vitamin C in the Gentlemen's Tonic Advanced Derma Care Brightening Serum it improves the overall complexion, reduces the early signs of premature ageing and promotes clear skin.
Increasing your circulation by running and doing home workouts, this will deliver a greater amount of oxygen and nutrients to your skin, helping to repair it and increase collagen production.
Compliment exercise by exfoliating your skin once a week with the Exfoliating Body Cream from marocMaroc, this will boost circulation and remove dead skin cells. Exfoliating also helps to stimulate cell renewal, so keeping the skin looking younger.
5. Vitamin E
Protects the skin from cell damage and supports healthy skin growth. Foods high in vitamin E are almonds, avocado, hazelnuts, pine nuts and sunflower oils.
The luxurious marocMaroc Nourishing Hair Mask hydrates the hair from root to tip using Vitamin E rich almonds. Use once a week to give your hair a healthy shine.
Ensure you're getting enough essential nutrients to keep your skin healthy, strong, and glowing from the inside out! Don't forget to complement this with skincare to protect and refresh the outer layers too!