Out with the old, in with the new.
Now that the Christmas party season is over this is the time of year that we turn our thoughts to what we can do to improve our lives.
If the effects of late night’s, over indulging on rich food, chocolate and alcohol has take its toll on your skin, leaving it looking dull and less than glowing.
Try these simple tips and see how great your skin can look:
Out with the Junk Food:
Swap the junk food for nutrient rich organic fruit and veg. Keep it colourful. Brightly coloured foods like carrots, red peppers, broccoli and spinach are nutrient-rich and packed with powerful antioxidants. Challenge yourself to pile on the purple, red, green and orange fruits and veggies.
Eat two daily servings of protein. Protein is Vital for the growth and tissue repair of the body. Lentils, broad beans, quinoa, tofu or one small serving of meat, oily fish or free range eggs are all excellent sources of protein.
Cut out coffee:
Coffee is a diuretic. It can cause dehydration of the skin. Drinking coffee can also interfere with a good night's sleep, which is essential for good skin. Replace it with hot water and a squeeze of lemon juice. Lemon is an excellent source of Vitamin C. It helps to cleanse the digestive track and allows food to digest properly. It also wakes up your liver and helps to flush out toxins in the morning. Lemon water can make a huge difference in the appearance of your skin. You will notice your skin coming back to life, skin will look clearer and dark under eye circles will disappear.
Banishing the booze:
Alcohol puts a big strain on your digestive system and liver. Like coffee it also dehydrates the skin. Regularly consuming a large amount of alcohol, your skin won't be as radiant as it could be. A lot of the body's water is held in the skin so, if you're dehydrated, your skin will age much more quickly than normal, leading to wrinkles appearing much earlier in life than they would otherwise.
If this is impossible for you to completely cut out drinking alcohol, try not to drink it during the months of January and February. This will help to give your liver a rest and when you do drink alcohol make sure you drink a lot of water.
Increase your water intake:
Water is the key to great skin. It keeps the kidneys functioning well and also aids in eliminating wastes and toxins. It also hydrates and improves moisture levels in your skin, making your skin look hydrated, plump and healthy looking. Drink at least 6-8 glasses of water everyday. And I really mean water! Not flavoured water or fizzy carbonated water, just plain still filtered or bottled mineral water. This is the most fundamental thing of all for clear skin. If you don’t drink enough water on a daily basis, all the other tips I have given you for glowing skin will not work.
Exercise for at least 30 minutes everyday. Any exercise will do. Anything you enjoy. Walking, jogging, swimming, biking, skipping, gardening and dancing. The main idea is to get your heart pumping and blood flowing and to get rid of excess toxins through sweating.
Sleep is crucial for great skin too? According to scientists, those who manage eight hours a night look far more attractive than those who are sleep deprived.
When you sleep you're getting more than rest your body is healing and repairing itself while
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