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Best foods for increasing moisture in the skin

When it comes to skincare, the most important tip is to sleep, eat and drink healthy. Everything else is an add-on. If you are not sleeping, eating and drinking healthy, you may find that your skincare products are not working as they should. My advice is to start to rethink your lifestyle to help your skin. There’s no point in wasting more money on expensive skincare products, when your lifestyle is interfering with the products. If you feel your skin lacks moisture and you want your skin to look more plump, here are some foods you may want to eat more of.

 

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Avocados

Avocado is an amazing fruit, rich in nutrients and goodness. It contains well over twenty vitamins and minerals, including vitamin B, C, E and K, riboflavin, niacin, folate, pantothenic acid, magnesium, potassium, lutein, beta-carotene, omega-3 fatty acids and anti-ageing antioxidants. These nutrients increase the skin’s moisture, which makes it appear more youthful and vibrant. It also works wonders on the hair from within as well. If you prefer to apply topically, you could play around with making your own Avocado skincare products. There are loads of recipes available for face masques, facial scrubs, hair treatments, body moisturisers and more, made with avocados.

 

Raw Nuts and Seeds

If you are a nut lover, then you will be happy to hear nuts are great for adding moisture in the skin. Raw nuts and seeds support collagen production in the body, which leads to a plump skin, reduction in fine lines and wrinkles. So go stock up on Chia seeds, Sunflower seeds, Walnuts, Cheshnuts, Pumpkin seeds, and the likes. Your skin will thank you for it.

 

Oily fish

Oily fish like salmon and sardines are great for adding moisture in the skin. I was so happy to discover this as I am not a fish lover but the only fish I do eat sometimes is salmon and sardines. They are great sources of omega-3 fatty acids, which is what our skin needs to look supply and plump.

 

Berries

Berries like strawberries, raspberries and blueberries are amazing sources of vitamin C. This vitamin is important for the formation of collagen, which the skin needs for structure and elasticity.

 

Do you eat any of these regularly? Which is your favourite? Also, please share any skincare tips that is tried and tested by you in the comments section below. Thanks for stopping by.

 

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Give to those who have nothing this Christmas with Solace Women’s Aid

This year has been an odd year for me. There has been a lot of ups and downs, but the downs have been a bit more than normal for some weird reason. I am glad the year is almost over. I am looking forward to the Christmas break and starting 2020 from a clean slate. It is so easy to get carried away this season with feeling Christmassy. There are presents to buy and wrap, decorations to put up and shopping to do, it can be too easy to stay focused on ourselves and what we need.

 

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Give to those who have nothing this Christmas

This year and going forward, I am doing it differently. I am giving the little I have to those who have nothing this Christmas. It is surprising to know how many people go without day after day in one of the richest countries in the world. Homelessness is rising day after day, women and children are fleeing their homes due to domestic violence. These people have nothing this Christmas. Imagine if we all gave the little we had to a charity of our choice. That would put smiles on so many faces.

Solace Womens Aid

The charity of my choice this Christmas is Solace Womens Aid (and this is not an ad). The charity focuses on supporting women and children fleeing domestic abuse in London. I have no ties with this charity. I just think they are doing a great job and I felt like supporting the team through a donation and a blog post. Domestic violence is a major issue for the most vulnerable in the society and it breaks my heart to hear about women and children being forced to leave their home and belongings to be away from male abuse. These women and children usually leave with little or nothing, to start all over again. The fear of the unknown means many women would rather stay in abusive environments than seek refuge elsewhere. Which is why charities like Solace Womens Aid is amazing and your donations can help them do more.

 

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Every month, I plan to donate to a new charity and share a blog post about the charity as well. I hope we all have an amazing time getting ready for the big day this month, and remember those who have nothing this season.

Thanks for reading and donating. Have a great week.

Benefits of Decluttering

I watched Marie Kondo’s Netflix show earlier this year and it taught me a lot of things. I found her decluttering strategy very convincing and she inspired me to carry on living a clutter-free life. Clutter does my head in. I like open spaces and I like my home free of clutter. Which is why I am forever decluttering and sending preloved items to other homes. I feel better when I give and if it isn’t bringing me joy then there is no need for it in my space.

Many people don’t like decluttering as they feel they will always have a need for their items, even though they haven’t touched it in years. Others just like the whole idea of having things everywhere. It makes them feel like they own things.

 

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Clutter does no good regardless of the idea behind it. Now I am not saying you should buy stuff only to get rid of them shortly after. What I am saying is holding on to items you don’t need won’t help you mentally or physically. There are so many benefits of decluttering, here are a few –

 

Having regularly decluttering sessions keeps your space clutter-free

The most obvious benefit is that it keeps your living space free of clutter. It opens up spaces you never knew you had and that alone is amazing.

 

It stops you from wasting money on items you don’t need

Having regular decluttering sessions will stop you from wasting money on items you have no use for. When you declutter your home, you have the opportunity to take a good look at what you have, which allows you decide on items you need and items you don’t need. That way you don’t make the mistake of repeating purchases you don’t need.

 

Decluttering makes space for what to come

When you give away items you don’t need, you make spaces for what you do need, and usually these things come in wonderful ways. Sometimes for you to manifest what you want in your experience, you have to get rid of what you don’t want or what no longer serves you.

 

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It helps you clean better

Once you declutter you will find it a lot easier to clean your spaces better as you would be able to reach them. Getting rid of the junk around you also gets rid of the dirt eventually.

 

I could go and on about the amazing benefits of decluttering. Since I started doing this regularly my life has changed for the better. I will be decluttering again just before Christmas. I have a few bags ready to go to charity and I am looking forward to getting rid of them.

How often do you declutter?

 

 

 

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