Ginger is a great natural anti-ager, it slows the break down of collagen and improves skin elasticity. It’s packed full of antioxidants that prevent damage from free radicals (like pollution and radiation) and can help to fade acne scars. Ginger increases blood circulation too, resulting in quicker cell turnover, a brighter complexion and faster hair growth. Try a ginger shot, add a couple of slices to fresh ginger to your morning smoothie or green tea, or dab fresh ginger on skin that needs a boost.
6 superfoods to brighten your skin, reduce breakouts and slow ageing
Every time a new spot appears – uninvited may I add – on my face, I can guess with about 99.9% accuracy what caused it. That big, painful, under-the-skin one on my chin? Time of the month. The angry ones around my mouth? Maskne, thanks COVID.
Diet is another big one (don’t worry, we’re not about to go all ‘you are what you eat’ on you). Eating too much red meat, refined sugar and saturated fats, or drinking too much alcohol are all classic culprits. Obviously, we’re not going to tell you to cut out chocolate or wine (we’re not that cruel) – instead, we’ve listed the good stuff that actually helps on our pursuit for clear, dewy skin.