Ladies this is what you need to eat to reduce breakouts

Our skin reveals to the world how healthy we are as well as our age. The secret to beautiful, flawless skin lies in the foods we eat. The saying, “you are what you eat” could not be more accurate.

The skin is very important, so whatever we put into our bodies is reflected on the skin. Eat plenty of fruit, vegetables and whole foods for healthy skin.

It is time to make beneficial changes to your diet to achieve a healthy natural glowing skin.

Let’s take a look at some of the foods and drinks we can eat to make our skin glow even more.


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Orange and yellow colored fruit and vegetables are great for the skin as they contain large amounts of beta carotene, an anti-oxidant whose yellow, red and orange pigments lend these foods their bright colors.


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They promote healthy skin by reducing the body’s production of inflammatory substances, decreasing clogged pores, preventing the formation of wrinkles and protecting against sun damage.

Sunflower seeds

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Sun flower seeds are packed full of vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant that slows down the ageing of the skin cells to keep the skin looking young and supple.


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Eating more tomatoes can protect your skin from the harmful rays of the sun and various cancers. The red fruit is also an excellent source of the anti-cancer mineral selenium.They also help your skin absorb oxygen.


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Eggs are an excellent and complete source of protein which helps repair cells that have suffered free radical damage from sun exposure. Eggs also contain biotin, an essential vitamin that protects against dry skin.


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Cucumber is also great for promoting beautiful skin thanks to the host of benefits it has. It contains many essential vitamins including vitamin C, K, manganese, potassium and beta-carotene which are essential in promoting healthy skin.


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And last but not least is water. 70% of our body comprises of water so water is the most important liquid.

Not only is it amazing for our skin but it helps in every organ in your body. It is very important and essential.

You should take 8 -12 glasses a day to maintain that.

A three-second pinch test can tell if you’re dehydrated

To test the skin turgor to find out if you’re dehydrated, simply pinch the skin with two fingers on your abdomen, the front of your hand or the skin on your chest just below the collarbone for a few seconds, holding it in place as you pinch.

After pinching your skin for a few seconds let go and if the skin immediately returns to its regular position that means you have normal turgor which shows you’re hydrated enough.

However, if your skin takes a moment to return to normal, that means you have poor turgor which is a sign of fluid loss due to dehydration and you need fluids, according to Medline Plus.

When performing the test which can easily be done anywhere – even at your desk – make sure to check and see if your skin ‘tents,’ meaning your skin stays upright from the pinch for a second longer than normal.

If you’re only slightly dehydrated it can be shown if the skin moves a little slower than usual – but severe dehydration would occur if your skin turgor took a long time to get back in place.

In the case that the pinch test proved you’re dehydrated, don’t fret because doctors revealed helpful tips to get hydrated quickly through fluids, eating properly and skincare to ensure you don’t get dehydrated.

Dr. Dennis Gross revealed to that the three-second pinch test is ‘the best way to determine if you are dehydrated.’

‘A lack of water in the circulatory system leads to less circulation to the skin and decreased skin elasticity – meaning it will take longer to return to its natural state after being pinched.

‘When you are dehydrated, the skin receives less nutrients, vitamins and oxygen that make it look dull,’ Dr. Gross admitted.

‘Topically, applying any moisturizing product that may contain water can promote hydrated, healthy skin,’ he continued.

Dr. Gross also shared some easy tips to get you hydrated in no time: ‘Apply moisturizer within 30 seconds after bathing and toweling off. The moisturizer will help seal in the water from the shower.

‘Also, trap the steam in your bathroom by keeping the door closed to seal in even more moisture. You can also use oils to hydrate skin but they have pros and cons.

‘The pros are that oils can be used in bath water which seals skin exceptionally well, preventing water evaporation plus they soothe skin, but the cons are that oils are greasy which can certainly be difficult in daytime because the texture doesn’t absorb well and can messes up clothing or sheets.’

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Knowing Your Skin Type

Cosmetic shops have been cropping up left, right and centre in Nairobi. There is always a new better product promising to give you better results than the last one. If you are a woman or beauty expert for that matter, then you recognize how the female species are weak when it comes to matters beauty, any information is received as the gospel truth.  Show her a photo of a testimonial of somebody the product has worked on and she is good to buy. The secret into getting the perfect care for your skin starts with knowing the skin tone, what works and what doesn’t?

With every skin type comes different problems with a solution tailor made for that particular type. Here are the five different skin tones

1. Oily skin tone 
It tends to be the most common skin type and is characterized by presence of visible large pores on the skin , a shining face throughout the day and some visible oil when you wipe your face. This particular skin type is prone to acne because of build-up of oil and other substances on the face.Wiping your face immediately when you wake up determines your skin tone.

A person with oily skin is advised to use oil-free products to help the presence of oil on your face. If you want to use makeup on oily skin then a primer may come in handy.

2. Dry Skin tone
To test if your skin is in this category take a paper towel and wipe your face, if it feels tight and dry after wiping it then it definitely falls in this category. This skin type is mostly prone to wrinkles, irritation and aging. The perfect treatment to this skin tone is using moisturizers or natural masks

3. Normal Skin tone
A person with normal skin type will not leavve any traces of oil or feel dry after wiping it with a facial towel. It is the least problematic skin type and often feels elastic. This skin type feels radiant even with minimal care. Regular products always work on this type of skin.

4. A combination Skin  tone
It is a combination of both dry and oily skin types. The oily areas are usually the forehead, nose and chin while the dry ones are cheeks and around the eyes. These skin tone will require different care by identifying which area is dry and which is oily. For the oily part practice thorough cleaning while the dry part should be well moisturised.

5. Sensitive Skin tone
This is the most troublesome skin tone and requires extra affection when finding the perfect beauty regime . It experiences irritation, itching, pimples and is sometimes inflammed. A visit to a dermatologist should always give you an idea on what works in this particular skin type and what doesn’t.