Restore skin to its smoother healthier self the Hopewood way by trying these remedies.
Drink water – keep your body hydrated, it moisturises your skin from the inside out. Drink at least 6-8 glasses a day if you can.
Use a good moisturiser– apply daily to exposed skin areas, it helps to protect the skin from sun and wind damage.
Apply sunscreen – you need to protect your skin from harmful UV rays so remember to slip, slop, slap all year round! Apply a minimum of 30+ sunscreen to exposed skin every day.
Get a little vitamin D – 10 to 15 minutes of sunshine every day is good for bone density, red blood cells and energy; just make sure it’s no longer than that.
Stay cool – avoid HOT showers because they tend to dry out your skin.
Let your body breathe – cotton and cotton-blend clothing is cool. Wool and other natural fibres allow your body to breathe and can help to regulate your body temperature more effectively.
Love lemons – citrus contains antioxidants that support the skin, so include a good serving of lime, lemon, pineapple and orange in your diet.
Eat fruit – paw paw is excellent for skin and aids digestion. It can also help to relieve minor burns, cuts, cold sores, cracked lips and other skin conditions.
Eat vegetables – boost energy and support your immune system by eating more vegetables. Try water-based vegetables such as cucumber, zucchini and lettuce to hydrate the skin.
Use a ‘loofah’ – to stimulate blood circulation and exfoliate.
Go organic – always try to source and use organic skin care products.