Over-indulging on comfort foods & drink always has the nasty habit of making an unwelcome appearance on our skin.
Our skin & complexion act as the perfect barometer for our health - so if we are less than healthy inside, this will show up as spots & blemishes, dull complexions & dry, itchy patches.
(I think most people are aware that if you eat a diet of hamburgers & vodka, your body won't shine to its full potential!)
The positive effects of following a good diet & healthier lifestyle will reflect in a glowing complexion, shining eyes & healthy hair!
Drink 1-2 litres of pure water every day!
Be kind to your digestion!
A healthy digestive system is the core of good health!
If you frequently suffer with spot outbreaks on your forehead & near your eyebrows - this may signal a congested colon - so make sure you drink lots of water & include more good fibre in your diet!
Drink nettle tea!
Nettle tea is one of the best herbal teas for skincare as it reduces the bodys release of histamines, so can help with skin inflammation. Drinking 2-3 cups of nettle tea a day will help keep the bowels moving to release trapped waste, which otherwise encourage skin problems & blemishes.
Get your greens!
Make barley grass part of your life this year, fantastic skin food, enzyme-rich - it will help remineralise your body with essential vitamins & enzymes. Buy pure barley grass powder & add to warm water for a health-giving tea!
Eat healthy fats
A low intake of healthy fat leaves skin cells weak & prone to damage & premature ageing. Include as many healthy fats in your diet such as those found in avocado, pumpkin seeds, oily fish, almonds, hemp & flaxseed oils.
Snack on nuts & seeds
Because they are rich in essential fats, including some nuts & seeds in your diet can help you shed excess weight. Almonds are rich in Vitamin E & reputed to trim your waistline!
If you suffer with acne or a chronic skin condition such as eczema - eating foods rich in zinc & selenium will also help your skin repair quicker. Think Pumpkin Seeds & Brazil Nuts!
Exercise! Walk, run, dance, sing ... get yourself moving around!
Indulge in a full body massage!
Give up smoking!
Look for alternatives!
There are lots of things you can do to shift to a happier state of being, something that makes you happy, supporting a cause that you believe in, spending time with friends & family, spending time in nature ... most importantly living with gratitude & focusing attention on the good things we have!