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Summer Skin and Spirulina
With summer just around the corner it’s time to think about our skin. You can spend a great deal of money on skin care products, expensive creams and make up which work on the surface, but to really make your skin glow you have to work from the inside out.
Our top 3 tips are:
Get your vitamin C
Vitamin C enhances the quality and healing of connective tissue while improving your absorption of other nutrients. Bioflavonoids, present in all natural sources of vitamin C, improve the action of vitamin C. Get your dose from papaya fruit, citrus, strawberries, tomatoes, bell peppers, and most fresh fruit and vegetables.
Drink plenty of water
Water helps keep your skin hydrated, which helps expand collagen and minimise the appearance of wrinkles and dry skin. It also improves your body’s ability to detoxify more efficiently, which takes a load off your skin and improves its vibrancy. If you don’t like plain water add your favourite fruits and herb to your water bottle to give it that extra boost!
Amino acids, the building blocks of protein, are essential for almost all components of your skin and connective tissue. Be sure to eat complete sources of protein. You’ll find these aminos in nuts, seeds, and dark leafy greens—sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, Brazil nuts, sesame seeds, wild edible greens
Take on Spirulina
Spirulina is packed with nutrients like vitamins A, B, C, D, and E and is the richest whole-food source of protein. It has amazing beauty benefits for our skin and hair. Consuming spirulina daily can encourage cell turnover, lead to healthier nails, promote hair growth, and help fight acne.
Why not try KIKI Health’s Spirulina Smoothie Bowl? It’s great for breakfast and really kick starts your day.
2x frozen Bananas
1 cup Pineapple
1 cup Mango
1 cup Almond Milk
1 big handful of kale or spinach
½ teaspoon KIKI Health Organic Spirulina Powder
How to create:
Combine all ingredients in a blender. Blend on high speed until smooth and creamy.
Garnish with fruit and enjoy!
This tropical and extra-green smoothie combines delicious flavours with beauty-boosting ingredients.
Find out more about KIKI Health Spirulina here.