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5 tips to improve your skin before the big day

1. Drink Water

Water makes up to 75% of our bodies and is vital in or body functioning. It purifies our body and skin by removing toxins. Without enough water in our filtration system the body expels toxins through our skin. Water is essential in maintaining a healthy moisture balance in our skin and it is recommended that we aim to drink around 6 large glasses a day.

2. Green Tea

Green Tea offers a number of benefits when improving skin. Best served cold it is a natural anti inflammatory and can help reduce red blotchy skin It also contains EGCG which helps prevent collagen destruction and improves the elasticity of skin reducing the effects of ageing and wrinkling of the skin, 

3. Oily Fish

Oily fish such as Salmon, Mackerel, Herring, Trout and fresh Tuna (Not Canned) contain a high amount of Omega 3 Fatty Acids which are an essential nutrient. Cell membranes are built from these essential fats maintaining the cell flexibility and helping control what crosses through the membrane both into and out of the cell. A tell tale sign of Omega 3 deficiency is dry skin, this is because with out enough of the fatty acids cells are less able to keep a hold of the water and lose their plumpness. It is common for those with Omega 3 deficiency to suffer from itchy skin and be prone to eczema.

4. Exfoliate

Dead skin cells can trap dirt and block pores and cause breakouts leaving an uneven skin tone. Exfiloating regularly using good facial scrub and exfoliating sponge removes these dead skin cells leaving our skin feeling smooth . 

5. Clean your mobile phone screen

Wait for it....... Mobile phones are almost 20 times dirtier than a public toilet seat that's a lot of bacteria and we don't always remember to sanitise them properly. A scarier thought than that is they spend more than 58 mins a day on our face.


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