Top Tips for glowing, youthful skin – Part 1

 

We’re so excited to be bringing Holistic Facials to The Well Garden!  Using high quality, natural products and  incorporating massage, aromatherapy and lymphatic drainage, Katie White, Holistic Therapist and Facialist, individually tailors each treatment to the client.

By taking a holistic approach, Katie addresses the fact that the products we use are only a small part of looking after our skin: she is a firm believer that we need to take care of our minds, bodies and spirits in order to see long-lasting improvements and results.

Over the next few weeks, Katie will be sharing her top tips for beautiful, healthy, happy skin that won’t break the bank and that are easy to incorporate in to your daily routine. First up…

DIET!

First things first, if you don’t have a balanced and complete diet rich in vitamins, minerals, fats and antioxidants your skin will suffer – whether that is today or in the future, trust me! To ensure that you’re glowing both inside and out, incorporate the following into your diet:

  • ZINC– Amazing for regulating hormones and therefore hormonal spots on the skin. Reduces excess oil production and helps with wound healing.
    Zinc rich foods: sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, lentils, legumes, cashews, prawns, quinoa
  • OMEGA 3 – An anti-inflammatory, keeping any inflammatory skin disorders at bay such as eczema, rosacea, psoriasis and acne.
    Omega 3 rich foods: flaxseeds and flaxseed oil, walnuts, salmon, tofu, prawns, cauliflower
  • VITAMIN A – Our skin loves vitamin A! It keeps the top layer of the skin (epidermis) strong, smooth and toned. Vitamin A promotes a healthy cellular membrane, keeping skin plump and hydrated and it is also anti-aging, helping to slow down the normal breakdown of collagen and elastin, keeping skin looking youthful.
    Vitamin A rich foods: carrots, papaya, sweet potato, spinach, kale
  • VITAMIN C – Reduces redness and inflammation in skin, reduces scarring, fights infection and is also vital in the production of collagen, which keeps the skin looking plump and firm.
    Vitamin C rich foods: bell peppers, dark leafy greens, kiwifruit, broccoli, berries, citrus fruits, tomatoes, peas, and papayas.
  • FAT-SOLUBLE ANTIOXIDANTS – Protects against free radicals and pollutants, reduces inflammation, firms skin and reduces the appearance of wrinkles. These also reduce scar tissues and repair sun damage – pretty amazing, eh?
    Antioxidant food sources: red peppers, dark green leafy veg, prawns, sweet potatoes, berries

Look out for part 2 next week where Katie gives her tips on her favourite products.

For more information on Katie’s Holistic Facials, click here or call 0203 095 9735 to book an appointment.

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