The ease of becoming good and shiny skin varies by person – some people regularly suffer with skin conditions such as acne, and some with clean skin. Whatever the skin colour, you can preserve a healthy skin using a healthy diet and skincare regimen in plenty of ways. If the latter is not yet available, now is the time to begin!

Follow our tried-and – tested tips below to get to your skin without blemish this season!

VISIT A DERMATOLOGIST

The ease of becoming good and shiny skin varies by person – some people regularly suffer with skin conditions such as acne, and some with clean skin. Whatever the skin colour, you can preserve a healthy skin using a healthy diet and skincare regimen in plenty of ways. If the latter is not yet available, now is the time to begin!

Follow our tried-and – tested tips below to get to your skin without blemish this season!

EAT THESE SKIN – CLEARING FOODS

Foods known to have great skin-perfecting properties include:

  • Oily fish
  • Yellow and red bell peppers
  • Avocado
  • Broccoli
  • Tomatoes
  • Green tea
  • Walnuts
  • Sunflower seeds.

Hydrate

The best thing you can do for your skin? Stay hydrated! The human body is comprised of approximately 60% water – a strange but true fact to get your head around!

This means it’s recommended that adult men should get a total of 3.7 liters of water per day, including foods containing water, and women should ingest 2.7 liters. Not including foods, Health line suggests that men should drink 13 cups of water each day while women should drink 9. Children should be drinking at least 5 cups to get their daily fill.

Remember to up your H2O intake on hot summer days and when exercising.

Develop a Skincare Routine

According to dermatologist Paradi Mirmirani MD, moderate acne can potentially be improved with the aid of skincare products containing salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide, if used for four to six weeks. Look for these ingredients in creams, face washes, serums and cleansers if you get regular breakouts. If the problem persists, you may need something stronger prescribed by a doctor.

In general, people with all skin types should follow a twice-daily cleansing, toning and moisturising routine; followed by sun-cream in the morning. Choose natural products devised for your skin type, e.g. oily, combination or dry. Some people will find that their skin is better with more or less steps in their routine – it’s all about experimenting and finding out what your skin prefers.

Top product recommendations:

  • Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish hot cloth cleanser
  • Pixy Glow Tonic toner
  • Neutrogena Naturals brightening moisturizer
  • Glossier Invisible Shield daily sunscreen SPF 30.