Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Skin pretty foods

My poor skin. Wait, no, poor me. As we speak I have a very sizeable spot on my forehead. It was one of those spots that you can feel coming for a few days, but then decides to rear its ugly head when something important is coming up. To counteract this horrific zit and to make my skin feel prettier in general, I've been trying to stick to my own advice.

Blueberries, strawberries and raspberries.
You know what, I have no idea if these are like super foods or something or if they are just good for you because they are fruit. But my skin is definitely at its best when I load up on berries. I try to have a serving of each of these every day and my skin repays me by glowing beautifully and being relatively clear.

There is no denying that glugging down the clear stuff does you good. I really noticed it in the sweltering heat of last week, as I drunk about twice as much water. My skin was radiant and clear, and I just felt better in myself. I am perfectly happy with plain water, but to make it a little more palatable, I slice two lemons each morning, put them in a jug with some tap water and keep the jug in the fridge all day, topping it up each time I have a glass. The water tastes great, it's lovely and cold and you can just keep going back for more. I'm pretty sure the lemons are good for you too...

Spinach and greeny things
I'm going to be honest with you. I have half a bag of spinach in my fridge. It's been there for about a week. It's going a bit of a funny colour. I had good intentions though! At the start of last week I convinced myself that I would be craving spinach, cucumber and lime smoothies each morning, but that just hasn't happened. I know, I know, it's good for me and my skin loves it bla bla bla, but it's just not got the same appeal as a bowl of berries and yoghurt. I do notice a big difference when I chew this rabbit food though, as much as I hate to admit it.

Extra Virgin Olive Oil
I'm pretty lucky that this has always been part of my diet. My parents used it all the time, and we use it too. Now there's no point using it as a cooking oil since it's been painstakingly cold pressed (that's where the extra virgin bit comes from), but it's fantastic as part of your salad dressing, drizzled on some bread (naughty!) or even put straight on your face. Yep that's right, it's a fab facial oil.

I'd better go and have a big glass of water, followed by some spinach while I soak my face in olive oil, as I'm just tucking into a big bowl of strawberry and raspberry crumble. With creme fraiche. Whoops. 

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