Our skin can take quite a battering from the elements, making it all the more important to ensure it is getting the nutrition it needs. And so, the British Naturopathic Association has offered some super easy and natural hacks that will make a noticeable difference to the way your skin feels and looks. This includes:
• Primrose oil: This works wonders thanks to its chief ingredient of linoleic acid, which is high in essential fatty acids.
•Vitamin A: This important vitamin contains a group of compounds which includes its active forms (retinal, retinol and retinoic acid), along with other provitamin A carotenoids, such as beta-carotene. Women should aim for 700mcg of vitamin A daily, while men should get 900mcg. Eggs and dairy products are excellent sources, while orange and green leafy veggies like sweet potatoes, carrots, cantaloupe and spinach are loaded with beta-carotene that your body will use to make all the A it needs.
• Anti-ageing B complex vitamins: B vitamins offer many skin health benefits, with two of the most significant being cell renewal and stress relief. Cell renewal is what keeps our skin looking and feeling healthy, so consider examining or supplementing your diet to safely increase your levels.
• Keep hydrated: So simple yet often forgotten, water is the key to so many natural fixes. Try drinking a pint of water in the morning and then following every toilet visit.
• Reduce alcohol and caffeine intake: By reducing your alcohol and caffeine intake, you will see a noticeable difference to
your skin. Try decaffeinated drinks as an alternative and buy small bottles of wine instead of normal sized ones.
• Rest well: Making sure you get enough sleep is vital to get your body working at its best. Beauty sleep will help your skin to hydrate repair and rebalance. The body literally renews and rejuvenates during sleep, as recorded evidence shows that skin cells regenerate faster at night than during the day. Cell division does occur throughout the day, but peaks around 2am, so make sure you get a good night’s sleep to take advantage of it.

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