Wellness Hub April 2018 Skincare Your go-to guide for ingestible beauty Olivia O'Donahoo (Admin) April 19, 2018 Share Make ingestible beauty products part of your regime, so you can look and feel beautiful, inside and out. You’ve got your cleanse, tone and moisturise routine down pat, you exfoliate and use a mask regularly, and your hair and nails are lovingly cared for by your favourite professional. All in all your beauty routine is on point. BUT…did you know that what you put into your body is just as key as what you put on the outside? “Certain foods are great for bringing out the natural glow in you,” explains Swisse expert, Sheree Banh. “Whether they’re used topically or ingested, here’s how you can start incorportating them into your diet and regime.” Manuka honey Native to New Zealand, this delicious delicacy is produced by bees that pollinate the Manuka bush. Topically, it’s known for its soothing properties, and may be able to reduce inflammation and irritation associated with blemishes, when applied directly to the skin in a thin layer. Grape Seed Another one that packs a powerful antioxidant punch, a small study has shown that taking grape seed extract may increase antioxidative status. And the goodness doesn’t stop there. Grape seed extract is also great for skin health, as it promotes microcirculation (circulation of blood in the smallest blood vessels), which is important for maintaining healthy skin. Cucumber The cool cucumber is not only a great addition to your daily salads but it also can act as a key ingredient for your beauty regime. Aside from their cooling effect on the skin, cucumber slices offer many benefits to the eyes and surrounding tissues through their hydrating properties, which work to reduce skin dehydration. Their high levels of vitamin K help reduce dark circles and inflammation. With natural radiant beauty at your fingertips, there’s never been a better time to embrace beauty from within. Looking afer yourself inside out and feeding your body nourishing foods will allow you to be the best version of you.