Get that glow: your skin needs food & exercise too

Making a few small tweaks to your diet and skincare routine can make a big difference when it comes to having a healthy, luminous complexion

27 January 2019 - 00:00 By Nokubonga Thusi
Taking your vitamins is not just applicable to your body but the skin can really benefit from them too.
Taking your vitamins is not just applicable to your body but the skin can really benefit from them too.
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1. JUICE YOUR WAY TO LUMINOSITY

Combat some of those tricky internal skin imbalances by juicing them away. Drink raw beetroot or celery juice every morning to help balance out, purify and improve circulation within the skin.

2. MAKE PROBIOTICS PART OF YOUR ROUTINE

Ingesting probiotic supplements not only helps towards a healthy gut but healthier skin too.

Elevate the skin's wellbeing by using skincare with probiotic ingredients such as lactic acid to assist with combating acne bacteria, barrier strength, moisture retention and nutrient absorption.

3. BOLSTER THE BARRIER WITH ANTIOXIDANTS

Taking your vitamins is not just applicable to your body but the skin can really benefit from them too. Adding a good dose of active vitamin C to your skincare routine not only brightens skin tone but protects the skin cells from free-radical damage and premature aging.

4. USE NATURAL EXFOLIATORS TO BUFF SKIN

Exfoliation is crucial in prepping the skin's surface for luminosity and product absorption. Trade in harmful, abrasive scrubs for natural exfoliants such as rice enzyme, papaya or oatmeal to gently remove dead skin in minutes.

5. WORK OUT THOSE FACIAL MUSCLES

Never under-estimate the power of a good face massage. A buzzing trend in the industry right now; facial rollers and gadgets are a quick and easy way to increase circulation, lymphatic drainage and resurface skin.

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BEAUTY BUYS TO TRY

  1. Elizabeth Arden Superstart Probiotic Whip to Clay Cleanser, 125ml, R430
  2. Foreo Luna Mini 2 Mint, R2,400, dermastore.co.za
  3. Dermalogica Age SmartBiolumin-C Serum, 30ml, R1,495
  4. SIX Rice Enzyme Exfoliating Powder, 150ml, R873, sixskincare.com
  5. Lamelle Nourish Range, from R260

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