The start of a new year is the perfect excuse to introduce a few skincare saviours into your lifestyle, and as you’ll discover beautiful skin can be honed in every part of your life.
From what you eat and drink to how you live and which products you rely on day in day out, every skin-friendly change can make a positive difference to how your complexion looks and feels.
Here at Organic Apoteke, our mission is to help everyone discover an enlightened choice for skincare. Spiritually inspired, scientifically-based organic products is what we believe in. But we can admire nature’s resources in every respect to realise a better way of living and achieve great results for our complexions. Read on to discover five skincare saviours made for 2020.
1. Go back to basics with your diet
Beautiful and glowing skin starts from within and nurturing the largest and most visible organ in your body relies on good nutrition. An unhealthy diet can have devastating consequences for your body and your skin. But going back to basics and not following the food fads is what eating your way to better skin is all about.
Fatty fish, like salmon, mackerel and herring, should be a staple in your skin enhancing diet. As sources of omega-3 fatty acids, these fish varieties keep skin soft, supple, and hydrated, even for those with very dry skin. Fruits, vegetables, seeds, and nuts – especially avocado, walnuts, sunflower seeds, sweet potato, broccoli, and peppers – also offer a nutrient-rich injection to the skin.
Don’t forget to stock up on the right herbs and spices too. Turmeric is particularly beneficial to the skin and can be applied externally to realise some pretty amazing benefits. Want a delicious meal and a health kick for your skin? Try our vegan lentil and vegetable potjie recipe.
2. Add a little H20 to the mix
Drinking right can make a huge difference to the health and appearance of your skin. Drinking the recommended eight glasses of water per day is proven to flush out the toxins.
Water is also integral to maintaining a good pH balance and keeping your skin well-balanced and healthy. Drinking more water can actively limit wrinkles and fine lines, moisturise from the inside out and boost the elasticity that keeps your skin looking youthful. Those with problem skin will see the benefits of adding more H20 to their diets too as renowned dermatologist Rachel Nazarian M.D. details:
“I’ve even found that my patients tend to complain of more acne lesions when they’re dehydrated. We know that small changes in diet can affect the type of oil and sebum that your skin makes, which we know, in turn, can be associated with an increase in acne formation. Dehydration may work the same way to trigger these changes in the oil glands in the skin.”
3. Squash stress and up your happiness
Your mood can have a profound effect on the appearance and texture of your skin. Whilst no one can escape many of the little and big stresses that life brings, using stress management techniques when you are met with a challenge is what stressing less for better skin involves. Without the right management, stress can cause under-eye bags, dry skin, rashes, flushing, fine lines, and a dull complexion.
4. Wear sun protection – even in winter
The sun’s UV rays do more damage to the skin than many people think. Long term, the photoaging effects of prolonged sun exposure become even more obvious.
Taking action now by making a good quality SPF part of your everyday skin-care routine (even in the cooler autumn and winter months) will keep sun damage at bay and minimise the risk of other sun-related health concerns.
5. Go organic with your skincare regime
Breaking down your skincare routine into three simple steps is all you need to do to keep your skin looking healthy and beautiful. By cleansing, toning and moisturising you can reap all the rewards of an effective and time-efficient routine that supports great skin.
The products at the heart of your routine should be tried, tested and certified organic to ensure you’re benefiting from all that nature has to offer. Our skincare range is designed and developed with all this in mind.
Our products use the best natural ingredients to support the sophisticated and often complicated system of your skin. As well as forming part of your daily skincare regime, our rejuvenating skincare range provides the boost your skin needs to get back on track.