What’s in season?
Set aside the heavy, meaty stews of winter for another year! It’s time to take advantage of the fresh Spring produce cropping up in the garden, supermarket and local farmers’ market.
Read on for four suggestions on how to treat your skin to some seasonal goodies:
It’s best known as the diet fruit, but did you know that these little tangy globes of goodness are also great for the skin? Not only do they detoxify the body (itself improving your complexion), they’re chock-filled with Vitamin C, which increases collagen and elastin levels and can subsequently improve the texture and health of your skin.
Serving suggestion: Slice up a grapefruit, pull apart the flesh and add it to any salad to give it a bit of bite.
2) Berries, berries.
Springtime is the season of fresh berries: blueberries, strawberries, boysenberries – you name it. Berries are anti-inflammatory, rich in Vitamin-C and chock-filled with powerful anti-oxidants to battle free-radical damage caused by the sun’s harmful UV rays, the primary cause of premature ageing.
Serving suggestion: Sprinkle a generous handful over your cereal/yoghurt for instant colour & nutritional yums. Best eaten on Spring mornings by a sunny window.
3) Dark green leafy vegetables
Drop by your local grocers to pick up some of the dark leafy greens in season like silverbeet and spinach, both great sources of Vitamin A, E and C and minerals like potassium which helps reduce facial puffiness and fluid retention.
Serving suggestion: Hit up Pinterest for some green smoothies that taste as fantastic as they are good for you. Not only does their fantastic nutritional profile do wonders for your skin, they’ll leave you feeling energised for much of the day and put a spring in your step (pardon the pun). Best served fresh in a cold glass with a stripy red straw.
4) Green tea
Lastly, in the spirit of all things green and good, ice up your green tea (no, we won’t stop going on about it!) for a more refreshing version of this skin-loving beverage that never goes out of season.