Spring into Health

With glimpses of better weather and of lockdown restrictions being lifted things are looking brighter.

However, a combination of the winter weather and central heating may have taken its toll on the condition of the largest organ in your body i.e. your skin. If your skin is feeling tight, dry or dehydrated and looking a little dull flaky and patchy here’s a few tips to help you get a healthy glow. What you put in your body is as, if not more important than what you put on it. So let’s start with 7 healthy eating tips from the NHS:

Eating your way to healther skin

  1. Base your meals on higher fibre starchy carbohydrates – wholegrain varieties, such as wholewheat pasta, brown rice or potatoes with their skins on, help keep you fuller for longer.
  2. Eat plenty of fruit and veg – eat at least the recommended 5 portions of a variety of fruit and veg every day.
  3. Eat more fish – It’s a good source of protein and contains many vitamins and minerals. Aim to eat at least 2 portions of fish a week, including at least 1 portion of oily fish , which is high in omega-3 fats, which may help prevent heart disease.
  4. Cut down on saturated fat and sugar – On average, men should have no more than 30g and women, no more than 20g of saturated fat a day. Avoid processed foods. Check labels to see how much saturated fat and sugar foods contain and make healthier choices.
  5. Eat less salt – no more than 6g a day for adults
  6. Drink water – I know it can seem a bit boring, but it really is great for your health and wellbeing. All your organs benefit (especially your skin), from drinking around 6-8 glasses of water a day. Sugary soft, fizzy drinks and alcohol don’t count.
  7. Eat a healthy breakfast – choose one that’s high in fibre and low in fat, sugar and salt as part of a balanced diet, to help you get the nutrients you need for good health.

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Here are a few other things that will help your skin.

More tips for getting a healthy glow

  • Get active and be a healthy weight – this has been more of a challenge during lockdown.  Start slowly and choose activities you enjoy.
  • Quit smoking – it can badly affect the skin’s elasticity and increase the signs of aging.
  • Wear skin protection in all weathers – sun, rain, wind can all cause skin damage, so wear a good moisturiser to hydrate, condition and protect.
  • Ensure you have the correct skin care regimen – choose one that works on your skin cells not just the upper layer.
  • Seek professional advice and guidance for your personal skin care programme.

If you’d like more information about how to achieve a healthy radiant glow and keep your skin looking younger for longer, book a free, online consultation with Jemma.

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