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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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Skincare basics you should know

Taking care of your skin is important. I started paying more attention to my skin in my 20s, and I wish I started earlier. When it comes to having a great skincare routine, the earlier you start, the better. There is only so much makeup can hide. If the foundation isn’t right, the paint would look off! So ensure your skin is in top shape before spending money on makeup to plaster on it. Here are some skincare basics you should know.

 

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Know your skin

The first step in having a good skincare routine is to know your skin. Is it oily, dry, normal or combination? Oily skin is greasy and shiny. Many of us had our own share of oily skin in our teenage years. Dry skin is dull and flaky with rough patches, especially across the cheeks. Combination skin is a perfectly even toned skin, with maybe an oily T-zone. Knowing your skin type will help care for your skin properly, and with the right skincare products.

 

Use gentle skincare products

Once you know your skin type, you need to get the most gentle skincare products for it. Avoid anything too harsh for your skin, Essential oil-based products are generally good. The simpler the product, the better. Don’t experiment to much when shopping for skincare products. Stick to products you have tried and tested and only use new products you have researched properly. Always read the instructions at the back to ensure there are no harsh ingredients.

 

Don’t pick your face

I know how tempting it is to squeeze spots and blackheads. I also know how horrible it looks when the squeezing goes wrong. Squeezing spreads the bacteria, damages the skin and can scar. My advice is to leave the blackheads and spots alone when they spring up. Alternatively, you can have they removed professionally if they bother you that much. The skincare pros steam the face to loosen the blackheads and extract without any scars or infection. You can also have your acne treated professionally as well.

 

Cleanse, tone and mositurise

These steps are the holy grail of skincare. You really should not skip any of them. Your skin will thank you for it. Cleansing is the first and most important step. You need to always remove your makeup before going to bed. Toner is the second most important step. It is designed to tighten the skin all up again after cleansing. Moisturising is the third and final step. A light moisturiser is great for nights and a heavier moisturiser for the day. A good night cream can also perform wonders on your skin.

 

Healthy lifestyle

Having a healthy lifestyle with a balanced diet and good sleep would do your skin wonders. Drinking the recommended amount of water everyday helps your skin too! So if all else fails, ensure you have a healthy lifestyle to keep your skin glowing.

 

Do you have any tried and tested skincare product you can swear by? Please share them in the comments section.

 

 

 

 

Product Review – Indigo Herbs Papaya Seed Oil

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Hello September! The weather has done a complete 360 in the last few days. It is now a bit chilly with the endless rain and I can smell Autumn. I love taking extra care of my skin in the autumn months to get it ready for the harsh cold weather we experience in winter. Winter can leave my skin really dry so I like to ensure I get my skin ready for that. I recently started using this Indigo Herbs Papaya Seed Oil (Cold Pressed) and I really like it. The Latin name for the oil is Carica papaya, and the oil is extracted using the cold pressing method. It is my first time of using a cold pressed oil and I am loving it.

 

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Here are my thoughts on this Indigo Herbs Papaya Seed Oil

 

PROS
  1. I love the texture of the oil. It is very light and non-greasy.
  2. The packaging is compact which makes it easy to pop in a handbag or luggage to take on holiday. I also like the fact that the oil comes with an expiry date as most skincare products don’t.
  3. It brightens skin’s complexion and leaves the skin very moisturised.
  4. This oil can be used in many ways. I use it as a massage oil. I also use it in the bath sometimes. It can also be used in homemade, natural skin and hair preparations.
  5. The oil is fragrance free and easily absorbed into the skin.
  6. I like the price tag of £13.99 for a 100ml bottle. That is super affordable.
  7. It is Vegan.
  8. This oil is handcrafted in Somerset UK, so you can be rest assured it is great quality.

 

CONS

None.

 

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This oil is naturally anti-inflammatory and for external use only. It is rich in antioxidant vitamins and phytonutrients.

Overall, I really like this Indigo Herbs Papaya Seed Oil and that’s why there are no cons. I can’t fault it in anyway; it is perfect for my skin and it is super affordable. What is there not to like?  I love how it feels on my skin and I can see myself using this massage oil for a very long time. It is definitely worth trying.

Have you tried this Indigo Herbs Papaya Seed Oil? What do you think of it? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below, let’s chat.

Thanks for stopping by. Please like, comment and share this post if you enjoyed reading it. Have an amazing week ahead.

 

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