I’ve read numerous times that dairy is really bad for your skin, and while I’m not religious I decided lent was the perfect time to give it up. My roommate is going vegan so I thought it would be a fun thing to do lent together, and also a perfect time frame to set myself a goal.
It starts tomorrow so over the last weekend I sorted through my cupboards and found all the food I needed to eat up! This included oreos, creamy soup, cakes, cookies and RICE CAKES (yes I did not expect this). Being british, I also love tea, with milk, and I am currently trying alternative milk for this. Yesterday I attempted cashew milk, not the best but not the worst I have tried (coconut milk up to now being the worst). I went shopping yesterday and picked up some rice milk, and almond milk to also try. I plan to make a post on all the different alternatives with pros and cons! Most of all, I am going to miss eating cheese and going out for meals is going to be very difficult. But I’m really willing to give it a go if there is a possibility it could help my skin.
So why dairy. I’ve read numerous articles previously about people cutting out dairy and it leading to a drastic improvement in their skin. There isn’t any direct proof that dairy causes acne, but there are a lot of theories about how it can be bad for acne. According to many sources dairy is pro-inflammatory, which many of you know by now, that inflammation is bad for acne.
I hope to post my first VLOG tomorrow (how exciting)! This will be about the beginning of my journey of no dairy, probably covering some similar points I have mentioned here and more. I really hope to do weekly VLOGs about what I have been eating and the changes in my skin. Please subscribe now so you will see the video when I post it, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjPewck10xYZE5RNFqLWGKA. I need 100 subscribers so I can get my own unique URL so please help me reach that!
I really hope that me putting in the effort to do this can eventually help other people in possibly making diet changes to help their skin (or not if it doesn’t work!).
Oh and now I’ve posted this, it means I can’t back out, so good luck to me!
Lemon water is something I drink often, it’s amazing for your skin, health and fitness. When at university I drink lemon and lime water almost every morning, but whilst being home for summer I completely messed up this routine. I thought it was time to try some more exciting detox water, and saw on Pinterest a lemon, cucumber and mint water…
I thought it was time to post another smoothie recipe, and I loved this one! This included: a handful of mixed berries, 1/2 a banana and a handful of spinach. I also added a little fruit juice and yogurt to make it a bit thinner!
Its really important when aiming to maintain healthy, glowing skin you also think about what you are putting into the body as well as the outside! I thought it was finally time to post about what foods you should eat to help improve your skin. Now there are lots of different foods which are helpful to clear your skin from the inside out. In this post I am going to discuss Almonds, Walnuts and Dark Chocolate. But there is much more to come soon + some recipes, so stay tuned…
Since as its summer now and it’s getting much hotter and many of you will be going on holidays, I think it’s really important to know how to care for your skin in hot weather. The beautiful sea above I took from my holiday in Zante last year! In the next few days I’m going to post about my favourite summer beauty products, that I love in the summer months! But for now here are some important rules to stick by:
1. Stay Hydrated
It’s so important during the summer months that you stay hydrated, drinking plenty of water is necessary to have clear, young, healthy looking skin. If your dehydrated your skin will be drier. You should aim to drink 8 glasses of water every day. Don’t skip the moisturiser just because your drinking lots of water, its important to do both…