How To Get That Summer Glow

Get a glow from the inside out this summer by following these top tips to plump, healthy skin. 

If you're prone to letting your skincare regime lapse over summer, made a pact with yourself to keep on top of it this year. Well-maintained skin can boost your appearance and give you a healthy glow, so get onto it now!

Diet

Incorporating healthy eating plans into your daily routine can help you sparkle from the inside out. Add pumpkin seeds to your salads or snack on them for a hit of minerals, zinc and fatty acids like omegas 3, 6, and 9. Reach for radishes if you really want to eat your way to a more beautiful appearance - they're high in silicon, vitamin C and sulfur, boosting collagen and stimulating the circulatory system to create glowing skin.

Foods rich in selenium are a great addition to your diet, as the antioxidant helps protect against skin cancer, age spots and sun damage. Four brazil nuts a day will be enough to reap this benefit, or try eating more fish and tomatoes.

Sunscreen

We all know how important it is to wear sunscreen, but how many of us religiously apply it every morning? Even on the darkest days you can still be affected by sun damage, so experts recommend making sunscreen application part of your daily routine.

Not only is sun-damaged skin unsightly, it can also contribute to skin cancer, which accounts for nearly 80 per cent of all newly diagnosed cancers in Australia per year. Currently, two in three Australians will be diagnosed with skin cancer by the time they're 70, so help beat these odds by protecting your skin from the sun's harmful rays.

Hydrate

Your skin cells are made up of water, which means that when your body doesn't get enough of the liquid, the lack of hydration will show itself in your skin. It will often become dry, tight and flaky, and can be more prone to wrinkling.

Replace lost water by keeping hydrated throughout the hot summer months.

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