Seasonal fruit, fresh produce, BBQs, picnics and al fresco feasts – when it comes to sweet treats, Summer delivers!
But it’s not all fun, food and frolics, particularly when it comes the effect this season can have on your skin. Being outdoors more often—specifically the increased risk of sweat—increases your risk of problems such as dehydration, skin sensitivities, acne breakouts, and mineral deficiencies.
With this in mind, it’s important to note that our diet can impact our skin right down to cell level and, as our skin is the largest organ, it is the first and most noticeable part of our body to begin showing tell-tale signs of deficiencies.
In order to maintain healthy, glowing skin and stay full of energy this season, experts emphasise the importance of eating well and getting enough water. We’ve put together a bit of foodie inspiration for you to keep you glowing and bursting with energy!
The classically summery fruit is mostly water, perfect for keeping you hydrated. Plus it’s packed full of vitamin C, which encourages your skin’s collagen production. Coupled with its natural anti-oxidant properties, melon is a fantastic all-rounder to keep you feeling good and looking more youthful!
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This season’s fresh blueberries, raspberries and strawberries are a deliciously versatile way to top up your vitamin intake! Like melon, they’re full of amazing anti-oxidants (which help protect your skin from the elements), but they’re also high in fibre. A vital source of vitamins A and C, these beauty boosters can be eaten on the go, or popped in yogurt, cereal, smoothies, tea or fruit salads! Whether you suffer from acne, broken capillaries or uneven skin, the nutrients in blueberries can help.
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Another great addition to your lunch box are citrus fruits – their vitamin C and amino acids again help in collagen production, giving you a more youthful complexion. Chop a few oranges and limes into your fruit salads or summer drinks to supercharge your skincare routine and inject some summer hues into your diet!
We’re all au fait with the presence of “good bacteria” in fromage frais. But did you know it can work wonders for your digestive system, which in turn has amazing skin-clearing effects? The friendly bacteria in yogurt fights toxins and inflammation in your gut, balancing out your digestive system.
Recently, scientists have found that these anti-inflammatory properties can also bring benefits to your skin, suggesting probiotic yogurt can help with anti-ageing, and skin conditions such as acne and eczema. As our insides and skin are so closely connected and slow digestion (caused by certain carbs, for instance) impacts the type of bacteria that dwell in your gut, molecules from inside your gut lining can creep out into your blood stream, which can inflame the skin, manifesting in acne, redness and dryness.
Natural Skincare Supplements
help: clear skin and help: clear skin MEN are 100% natural skincare supplements that can be easily dissolved into your favourite drinks, smoothies, shakes and soft foods. Containing PravENAC™, our unique formula, both supplements are scientifically-proven to reduce the development of bacteria responsible for acne and blemishes. Taken daily, your skin should begin to be clear of acne spots within as little as 4-6 weeks!
help: beautify skin is a tasty way to spruce up your snacks and is specifically formulated to combat the signs of ageing. The super handy sachet means it can be eaten wherever you are, but it’s also perfect chilled and chopped up into smoothies and yogurts. This naturally apple-flavoured jelly contains PravENAGE™ our proprietary formula which contains skincare saviours such as Co Enzyme Q10, Hydrolysed marine collagen, Resveratrol, Aloe vera and Vitamin C. Altogether, this powerful combination helps you maintain a smoother complexion and delivers noticeable anti-ageing benefits, reducing fine lines and wrinkles; it even helps with smoother application of make-up. Eat 1-2 sachets daily for visible improvement in skin tone in as little as 2-3 weeks.