It seems like clean, and organic eating are the hottest buzzwords, used as a selling point for almost every product, whether or not there is any scientific link. Luckily, when it comes to your skin, the benefits are genuine. By opting for organic products in your diet, and cleaner habits overall, you can give back to your body in a number of ways.
Unfortunately, the skin's health comes down to genetics. Although our genes influence the way our skin behaves, there are things we can help to counteract not being born with Snapchat filter level glowing skin.
Firstly, an organic skin care routine will always help. Organic products are ideal, mostly because they guarantee there are no nasty chemicals that contribute to long-term damage. Because of this reason alone, they should always be your first choice.
You get what you give
What you put on your body, is only as good as what you put in your body. You can buy the most expensive moisturiser on the market, but if you are eating fries for every meal, you aren’t going to see the results you want. Essentially, it still comes down to 'you are what you eat'. Give your body the best nutrients, and it will likely give you the best results.
Most of us already know the trauma of a major breakout after a weekend of cocktails and burgers. If you are having issues with your skin, try an organic skincare routine. If you are already on the bandwagon, and you feel like your skin still has room for improvement, we've got a few tricks and tips up our sleeves for you.
Drinking water has been proven to make your skin look more radiant and youthful. It's not only good in this aspect, but it will also benefit your whole body inside and out. If you aren’t drinking enough, the first place you will see it will be your skin. Without enough water, you'll see dullness, may appear more tired and can be more prone to wrinkles and blemishes.
Fruits & veggies
We are told from childhood to make sure we eat five serves of veggies and two of fruit a day. While this is great, and you should keep in the habit of doing it, if you are already hitting your target and not seeing great results in the appearance of your skin, you might want to look at the quality of fresh produce you are eating.
Many people don’t know what it means for fruits and vegetables to be organic. Put simply; it means they were entirely grown through natural methods, without the use of pesticides and other chemicals used for commercial farming. Eating organic foods also has the benefit of being fresher than that grown with pesticides, as they have no preservatives to make them keep for longer.
Cut out refined carbs
Even though there are few things in life better than eating a big bowl of creamy pasta, it can have less than ideal effects on your skin. We aren't saying you should never eat bread or pasta again, but there are some tactics you can try out. For instance, when buying pasta, look for 100% whole grain ingredients instead. These products aren’t refined like bread or pasta made from white flour, where all the nutrients have been stripped away and replaced by additives.
Don’t think because you have embraced a clean eating lifestyle you should give up your skin care routine altogether. You still need to develop and adapt your routine based on your needs. The two should go hand in hand. An organic skincare routine should be supplemented with a relatively clean diet and lifestyle for a fresh-looking, youthful glow.