How to Look After Your Skin While You Indulge This Christmas
It may not sound very glamorous, but outer appearance and the health of your skin is a direct reflection of what’s going on in the internal body and in particular your body’s ability to detoxify. Before you think about buying the latest miracle cream and investing big dollars into your skin care routine, why not start by supporting your liver through nutrition to allow for efficient toxin clearance? When excessive toxins circulate throughout the body this causes inflammation which can manifest in the skin and show up as acne, dryness and premature aging. To keep things simple here are my top foods to support your skin health and a delicious recipe to help you indulge over the festive period.
Gelatin naturally binds to water to help food move more easily through the digestive tract, it can help with the reduction of bloating and improved bowel movements which in turn supports toxin removal. It is also a rich source of dietary collagen which is a key protein responsible for skin elasticity and tone and the renewal of skin cells.
Turmeric contains antioxidants and anti-inflammatory components, these are essential for optimal healing and can even prevent the severity of breakouts if used consistently. Turmeric is so simple and easy to include as an herbal tea, in a smoothie or in a curry or stir-fry.
Berries are high in antioxidants, which prevent free radical damage in the body. Free
radicals speed up the ageing process and contribute to wrinkles and other unwanted effects.
Blueberries are such an easy on the go snack and a delicious addition to smoothies!
Melrose Essential Reds contains astaxanthin from micro algae known to be one of the most powerful antioxidants in nature. It promotes healthy skin and vitality from the inside out. Combined with nutrient-rich berry blend and pomegranate high in plant polyphenols.
Check out our Breakfast berry trifle recipe
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