Happy New Year’s, everyone!  The New Year is a perfect time for new beginnings, a great way to incorporate goals and an opportunity to take care of yourself, primarily your skin.  Being an advocate for healthy beautiful clear skin I want to encourage you to take care of your skin. It should be your healthy resolution every day of the year. After all, you’ll wear your skin every day for the rest of your life, so let’s make this year about healthy and glowing skin with some of my biggest do’s for your skin as we move into the New Year! Oh and I promise that they are easy to achieve.

 Eat clean for clear skin 

We’ve all heard the saying that beauty starts from within, so having healthy looking skin is achieved from the inside as well as the outside.  In saying that, try to integrate whole and clean foods in your diet as much as you can. Eating junk food has high levels of sugar, sodium and other toxic ingredients that are harmful to your skin. But that doesn’t mean you have to deprive yourself. By all means, treat yourself to a slice of pie.  Everything in moderation is the theme I’m going for. I know it can be hard when you’re traveling this time of year, but some things I’ve learned along the way, as I travel , is to ‘’think ahead’! Write down reminders for yourself on notepads or sticky notes if you struggle with eating well. Another easy way to achieve eating healthy is to pack your own snacks, not only does it save you money but it helps you keep your hands off salty sugary snacks. For some quick and easy snack suggestions check out our Instagram page or click on the link below for my top quick and easy snack ideas. (Need to add this link in) Remember it’s not easy but the trick is to start of slowly, one day at a time and before you know it, you’ll gradually make eating clean into a habit instead of a goal. By eating good foods, you’re actually helping your body fight against acne, and in time you will notice the levels of sebum production will be less and you will experience a smaller amount inflammation. You can also then try adding a natural supplement into your daily routine such as ‘’ Acne control caplets’’ to help prevent acne, I find these have made the biggest difference in skin health for me.

Love yourself more with affirmations

Whether you have acne, mild or severe it can generally affect your self –esteem.  Don’t hide away from your appearance, learn to accept it, everybody has imperfections and nobody is perfect. You may feel like there is not one person who understands you, but trust me there are tons of people who are going through the same thing. You can still look just as beautiful, with or without spots. Make the same amount of effort as you would if you had clear skin. Make it a resolution to love yourself despite any skin condition you may have. I know it is easier said than done but trust me time heels and what really helps is staying positive and incorporating powerful affirmations into your daily life For instance, most of us are good at putting ourselves down and we sometimes don’t even realise it. Here’s an example; ‘’I will never have clear skin’’. I find affirmations help turn around the negative thoughts into positive ones and help bring in more self-love and care.  Make it a confident year by writing out affirmations and practice them as often as you can. You will feel happier and healthier. Some of my favourite positive affirmations are ’I am happy with how I look’and ‘’ I am healthy’’! Have you used affirmations before? Share your experience with me below!  Comment or send me an email on info@skinb5.com. I would love to hear from you.

Add regular workouts into your routine

Let’s make it a commitment to exercise more this year. Now, this doesn’t mean you have to beat yourself up every day.  Instead, slowly add some movement into your daily routine and sweat it out! Exercising is great for our minds, body, and skin (it also increases your endorphins- your happy hormones) and helps flush out the bacteria from your body, giving you a more natural and radiant glow. I know it can be difficult to be motivated, however, I like to motivate myself by trying on cute fitness outfits. Once you find exercise clothes that are comfortable and cute for you, there’s no better time to wear them than during your next gym session—it’s okay to show off a little. To finish don’t forget to wash your face after your workout, you don’t want your pores to be clogged up after all that hard work you put in. 

Here’s to great skin care and good health in 2016. Happy New Year’s everybody! Have a wonderful year! 

Farah has been using SkinB5 for two years now. She is an advocate for natural and organic beauty products, healthy living and a self-proclaimed whole foods enthusiast.  Her passion for health and beauty stems from her personal experiences dealing with problematic skin and now she wants to help others learn her secrets to flawless skin from the inside, out.