Acne can rear its ugly head at any time and on any part of the body from back and chest to shoulders, bum and even scalp. Sleep deprivation, stress, unhealthy eating habits and a hectic lifestyle can all contribute to breakouts of spots and blemishes all over the body.
What does summer mean to you? Whilst holidays, sun-soaked beaches, higher hemlines and strappy sandals may rank highly on most people’s lists, when it comes to beauty, the hotter weather can wreak havoc on exposed skin.
Serums, creams and lotions are essential to looking younger for longer. But when it comes to taking care of your skin from the inside, I’m a firm believer in the age old adage “you are what you eat”. Whilst water is key to keeping skin clear, fresh and hydrated, more and more, studies are finding that certain nutrients in foods play a role in maintaining younger more radiant-looking skin.
Despite their recent popularity, there are still plenty of people that are intimidated by face oils. We hear it all the time, “oil on acne-prone skin? Well that just seems like a terrible idea.”
Bananas are a popular healthy addition to any diet and a great choice of post-workout fuel to replenish the body and give you a much needed energy boost. In fact, they’re my absolute most favourite fruit in every form- banana ice cream, banana pudding, muffins, pie- you name it. But who knew the humble banana could also offer so many beauty benefits. Rich in amino acids and antioxidants, everybody’s favourite yellow snack is also a great source of beauty boosting vitamins A, B and C and minerals such as potassium and zinc which can also help to keep skin in top form.
When was the last time you exfoliated your back? Or took action on the dry, scaly skin on the backs of your legs? Yeah, me neither. When rough skin makes an appearance on our knees or elbows, most of us are quick to whip out the moisturiser and some of us are even pretty zealous about sloughing off the dead, scaly skin cells in the places we can see. But when it comes to these four less-than-visible areas of our bodies, it’s more a case of out of sight, out of mind.