As we are constantly bombarded with the latest 'super food' or 'detox diet' on our various newsfeeds, it's easy to forget about some of the basic ingredients that can make a huge difference in our diet.
Ginger may not look like the most appealing or be the most tasty food in the world, but it's worth adding it to your diet if you want flawless skin.
This root has benefits for your body both inside and out and our favourite one of all is the fact that it is rich in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals that give you glowing skin.
Ginger is also a great remedy for hair that is prone to breaking as it heals damaged hair and help if you want to grow your hair long.
The best way to treat your hair with it is to massage a mixture of oil and grated ginger to the roots of the hair and leave it in for as long as possible.
But besides the beauty benefits, it's also good for a multitude of other reasons:
It helps speed up your metabolism
It can help ease nausea and vomiting
It you are suffering from trouble with your sinuses, ginger can help ease the symptoms
If you’ve noticed you’re feeling sluggish and worn out after the busy festive period, your skin has probably suffered too.
Over-indulging, stress and lack of sleep can all wreak havoc with your skin’s natural glow.
Get back to your best self with these simple tips…
1. Revamp your beauty routine
Looking after your skin properly is key if it’s been through the wringer over the last few weeks. Make a simple routine and stick to it – a daily cleansing, toning, exfoliation and moisturising process is faster and more convenient than you’d think. You’ll soon notice your skin is brighter and clearer!
2, Don’t clog your skin
While caking on a ton of make-up might seem like the best solution when your skin is dull and breaking out, you need to give it room to breathe too. If you don’t have plans for the evening, why not take your make-up off as soon as you get home from work rather than waiting for bedtime? Whenever you can, go make-up free.
3. Stay hydrated
Drinking enough water is key to maintaining a healthy glow. Try to fit in around two litres a day – once you start the habit of drinking water regularly, you’ll find it gets easier and easier.
4. Get enough sleep
Nothing distresses your skin more than a lack of sleep. Eight hours is considered the norm but you may need less or more – whatever it takes for you to wake up feeling refreshed!
5. Cut out sugar when you can
Processed, high-sugar foods only serve to cause inflammation and break-outs. Cut down on refined and added sugar where you can by only eating fresh, unprocessed food.
Dull, dry, flaky skin is neither attractive nor a sign that your skin is in good condition.
Here are four things you can do to ensure you never leave the house without your face having a natural glow:
Having dull, flaky skin will never leave you looking like you have a nice glow. Make sure you exfoliate at least once a week, depending on your skin type. Exfoliating helps to remove the build up of dead skin cells on your skin and will give your skin an instant glow.
Make sure your skin has enough moisture to ensure it never looks dull. Use a light weight product in the morning but apply a slightly more heavyweight one before you go to bed.
Fish oil supplements
Make sure you are getting enough Omega-3 fatty acids. It is great for helping to evening out skin texture and maintaining skin elasticity.
Protecting your skin from the sun will help to prevent it becoming dry and leathery looking. While it might not make a huge difference in your appearance now, you will definitely see it when you’re older.
S! TV’s Beauty Expert Odette demonstrates how to get perfect natural glowing skin in time for summer.