My top tips for getting that Summer glow

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It might not be Summer here, but I do live in Africa.  The harsh African sun, sure can be a mean ageing machine, but with these tips you will be able to get that Summer glow all year long, no matter where in the world you are.

TIPS FOR THAT SUMMER GLOW.

  1. DIET

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What you put in you get out, and it all shows on your skin.  I hardly wear foundation, so I really try to keep my skin looking great.  Every morning I take a multivitamin, and start my day off with a green smoothie or a juice.  I try to eat a low carb diet during the day, consisting of fruit and vegetables,  and avoid snacking.  When I snack I reach for a seeds and nuts, rather than having crisps and chocolate.  I also drink lots of water and herbal teas during the day and try to avoid soda’s at all costs.

With Carl’s eczema eating a clean, unprocessed diet with lots of water has really helped reduce almost all signs of it.

2. EXERCISE

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Doing any physical activity really makes you feel great.  Sweating out all that bad toxins and just running with those endorphins!

When it comes to exercise I believe that no one can tell you what to do, find something that you enjoy and do it!  I try and do 45 minutes of yoga 5 days a week and hike on the weekend, but sometimes life happens and you cant get to it! Don’t stress yourself out worrying about what you can’t do today, its easy to work in a little exercise wherever you are.  If you are running errands try and find a parking spot a little further away, and just walk that extra bit.  If you have kids, play with them.  Walk to the shops.  We have a push mower and boy does that thing give you a great workout, while you do some garden work.

Its easy to fit in exercise with a tiny bit of creativity, and your glowing skin will be the reward that just keeps giving.

3. SKINCARE ROUTINE

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Everyone is different, so what works for someone else might not work for you.  Your location also plays a factor in what will work for you for example if you lived in a humid area, your skincare routine will be different from someone that lives in a dry climate.  Find what works for you and stick with it.

The one thing that’s important for your skin is a good sunscreen.  Vitamin D is great, but to much sun is terrible for your skin, always protect yourself with a good sunscreen before you go out.

I keep it simple and wash my face with cold water, tone it with apple cider vinegar and moisturise with a small amount of coconut oil.  It works for me, so I stick with it.

4. HAPPINESS

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The best for last.  Happiness radiates from the inside out and gives you that glow, that just don’t quit.  Find something that makes you happy, do things that make you happy and always have fun.  Decide to be happy today and don’t let anything get you down.

Everything happens for a reason and stressing about something won’t change it, being clear minded will help solve any problem.

If you are looking for great recipes and products for glowing skin, or just a healthier lifestyle be sure to check out ALOHA.  They have some great recipes up on their page that just looks to good to eat, and packed full of superfoods!   They sure got me inspired for that Summer glow.

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