Sometimes skin can seem dull and lifeless, despite your best efforts to keep it cleansed, toned and moisturised.

But the real reason for lifeless skin may not be down to what you’re putting on it. It’s what you’re putting in it. Your skin reflects your diet, so if you consume a lot of processed food, caffeine or salt, then expect it to show on your face in the form of acne, dry patches, pimples and irritation. Eating a variety of healthy super foods can improve your skin. We love the organic and healthy super food combinations from Linwoods. With the sole aim of bringing organic, healthy and more nutritious products to consumers, many of their products contain organic milled flaxseed as well as other essential nutrients and minerals.¬†Your lifestyle has more to do with your skin than you might think and eating a varied, healthy diet is the best skincare regime you can have. Try to incorporate all five food and drinks below in your diet in order to improve your skin.

Water

Drinking at least 2 litres of water a day is the best way to moisturise your skin from the inside and to ensure that all toxins are being flushed from your system. If you’re prone to dry skin, keeping hydrated can keep dry patches at bay; if you have oily or combination skin, drinking more water can prevent pores from becoming clogged. Your skin is made up of 64% water after all, so giving your body the hydration it needs to maintain healthy, glowing skin is super important.

Blueberries

These little berries of joy are well known for their high anti-oxidant and Vitamin A content, which can help to prevent your skin from premature ageing and wrinkles. The vitamins and minerals found in blueberries can neutralise oil levels in your skin, meaning you’re less likely to produce sebum (an oily secretion from skin glands). You can eat blueberries raw, baked or in dry powder form – whichever way you eat them, you’ll be doing your skin, nails, hair and health a BIG favour!

Linwoods’ Milled Flaxseed Cocoa & Berries contains a mixture of fibrous flax seed, antioxidant rich cocoa and dried blueberries, in order to give you the ultimate energy boost and skin nourishing vitamins you need. Try adding it to your morning fruit and yoghurt, or stir into your smoothies.

Almonds

Here at HBC HQ, we LOVE almonds. Almond butter, Almond oil, Almond milk; you name it, we love it. And not without good reason either! Thanks to their high Vitamin E content (an essential antioxidant), they are perfect for giving you plump, glowing skin. They’re an excellent source of omega 3 fatty acids, which are responsible for enhancing skin radiance.There’s a reason that almond oil is so widely used in skincare products: its wealth of minerals and vitamins have luxurious healing and moisturising elements.

Try Linwoods’ Milled Flaxseed, Almonds,Brazil nuts, Walnuts & Co-enzyme Q10. This blend contains a whopping 26% of your Recommended Intake of magnesium in just 2 spoonfuls. Magnesium has been proven to rejuvenate ageing bodies thanks to its ability to tighten and tone skin cells! The walnuts and brazil nuts simply adds to the benefits of almonds, thanks to their high omega 3 fatty acid content.

Avocado

Health bloggers all over the world know the benefits of eating avocado (we’re talking improved cardiovascular health, lower blood pressure and reduced risk of life threatening diseases), but do you know how avocados can benefit your skin? Rich in healthy mono-unsaturated omega-9 fats, avocados can improve your skin’s tone, softness and appearance and help control sebum production to moderate acne and oily skin. The antioxidant carotenoids found in avocados also help to fight against ageing, damage caused by sun exposure, and irritation. Did you know that avocados are also a good source of Vitamin C? Vitamin C is responsible for maintaining your skin’s firmness, structure and elasticity. It cannot be stored in the body, which means you have to get it through your diet.

Hemp, Pumpkin & Sunflower Seeds

Seeds have a range of benefits – not just for your skin. Hemp is an excellent source of complete protein for vegetarians and vegans, but it also helps to promote healthy hair and skin thanks to its omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. Pumpkin seeds are rich in iron, zinc, B vitamins, A vitamins, magnesium, protein… the list goes on. All of these minerals are essential to the body’s smooth functioning. They are also thought to help moisture retention and skin cell renewal, so that your skin stays hydrated and youthful (ker-ching!). Sunflower seeds are an excellent source of Vitamin E (you can see a pattern here, right?) which is responsible for repairing cell damage, as well as enhancing skin’s healthy plumpness and glow.

Add them to your diet with Linwoods’ blend of Milled Organic Flaxseed Sunflower & Pumpkin Seeds. Sprinking a spoonful onto your porridge or in your lunch time salad is an easy way of incorporating these skin nourishing seeds into your daily life. What’s more, the crunchy texture they add will improve the taste of your food too!

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