Feeling good, feeling glowy? You're almost at the finish line!
Welcome to Day 10 of GLAMOUR's 14 Day Skin Detox Challenge.
Collagen — we talk about it a lot, but what exactly is it? In the simplest of terms, collagen is a protein that sustains the skin, providing integrity, firmness and elasticity. The more collagen we have, the more supple the skin is. Today we’re going to look at how you can boost your natural production.
BAKED SALMON SKEWERS WITH HOMEMADE PESTO | SERVES 2
Recipe by Roz Purcell
“This recipe includes lots of great ingredients to boost your skin and get it glowing,” says Roz Purcell, bestselling cookery author and entrepreneur. “Salmon is one of the sources of omega 3 fatty acids, which helps keep your skin moisturised. And walnuts contain a big dose of vitamin E, selenium (an antioxidant with a high mineral count), omega 3 fats and zinc — all of which help build up your collagen levels to keep skin tight and protect against cell damage.”
25g fresh basil (stems torn off and discarded)
50g fresh coriander (stems discarded)
2 large garlic cloves peeled
1â€³ ginger peeled and chopped roughly
Zest half a lime
Juice 1 full lime
2 tbsp. toasted olive oil
50g walnuts toasted preferably but raw works well too
Pinch sea salt
2 skinless fillets of Salmon
2 tbsp. tamari or soya
4 skewers and a lined baking tray
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Did you know that stress can impact your skin health?
And when you’re already conscious about the appearance of your acne, eczema or psoriasis, stressing about it can begin a vicious cycle.
Practicing yoga and meditation, or even just taking the time to stretch every now and then can help you to de-stress, combined with the additional benefit of physical activity, which increases blood flow to flush toxins from the skin.
If you only learn one yoga pose, it should be Uttanasana. Also known as The Forward Fold, this pose is good for relieving stress, as well as anxiety, headaches and fatigue.
It’s really easy to do, simply let the crown of your head hang down to your knees, keeping your heels to the floor. If you’re flexible enough, keep your legs straight and touch the palms of your hands to the floor. You can bend your knees slightly if needed. Hold for one minute.
The pose encourages blood to circulate to the head and face, and with regular practice, should have a beautifying effect.
Our skin detox is a two-week plan that's all about resetting, renewing and taking care of your skin both from the inside and out. It's based on advice from dermatologists, nutritionists, dieticians, facialists and product developers.
Each day features a skin-boosting recipe, routine recommendations and tiny tasks to set yourself on the path to great skin. You can start the detox at any time and find the full instructions here. Share your journey with us using the hashtag #GlamourSkinDetox.