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Jetset Detox Tips for Keeping Your Glow on the Go

Posted by Lolita Walters on

Clean living can sometimes fall to the wayside when you're travelling. Different timezones, flights and unfamiliar places can wreak havoc on our routines and subsequently impact our health and our skin, which is like a mirror reflecting our internal state of wellness.

However, it is possible to travel "cleanly" and even to maintain a detox whilst away from home. All it takes is a little extra preparation and you don't have to trade your glow when you're on the go. 

Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate

Our bodies are made up of up to 60% water and maintaining your fluids is vital to health and beauty. Unfortunately, flying on planes is extremely dehydrating, which is why it's extra important to make sure you are consuming ample liquids to keep your hydration levels up, your brain energised and your skin plump and youthful. 

Flying also exposes the body to a lot of radiation, so a good tip is to drink a liver supporting organic tea blend, such as the Edible Beauty No.1 Green Goddess Detox, to help the body process and toxins whilst boosting hydration at the same time!

Get travel savvy with your skincare

Since what we put on the outside is just as important as what we are putting on the inside when it comes to health and your skin, it's imperative that you don't forego a toxin free skincare routine when you're travelling. 

Make sure you have a travel-sized version of your skincare essentials that is flight friendly. We never go travelling without the Edible Beauty on the Fly kit which covers our cleansing, toning, serum and moisturising needs in ever-so-stylish travel minis of the Core Four. Tip: spray the No.4 Citrus Rhapsody Toner Mist over your face mid flight to keep your skin hydrated prior to touchdown.

Another best kept beauty secret is to use a sheet mask whilst in the sky... our Express: Bloom of Youth Infusion Mask works to efficiently refine, plump and illuminate the skin with a synergy of exotic botanicals so you can arrive at your destination positively glowing!

Stay green

Greens are essential for detoxing and a lush complexion, but travel can make it a bit harder to always have your usual sources (green juices, smoothies, salads etc.) at hand. That's why carrying a high quality, organic greens supplement powder with you to consumer once to twice a day, simply mixed with water, can be a great way to support your body in ongoing cleansing and getting getting a dose of essential nutrients when you're away from home. 

It's also a great idea to do your research before arriving at your destination so you know where some healthy places to eat are, where the local farmers markets happen and where you can find that cold-pressed juice each morning! 

Victoria's Secret model Kelly Gale starts every day with a green juice even when travelling. Image credit: Instagram.com/kellybellyboom

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How to Maintain Your Summer Glow Inside & Out

Posted by Anna Mitsios on

The best part of Summer is that natural glow we all seem to have. It’s that beautiful sun kissed look after all the relaxing and rejuvenating done over the break. Once we start getting back into the swing of things however, that Summer glow tends to fade fast. So, if you’re looking to maintain your glow from the inside out, there are few simple steps you can take. Let’s keep Summer alive for as long as we can!

 

Buff Away

To maintain your Summer glow, exfoliation is key. It’s all about buffing away any dry or dead cells to reveal fresh and healthy skin! If you’re regularly exfoliating, it’s important to reach for products containing gentle and natural ingredients. Too often mainstream exfoliants are so abrasive they can worsen sensitivity. Our & Desert Lime Flawless Micro-Exfoliant on the other hand contains a natural rice grain to gently remove impurities. Enriched with Camellia Oil, Coconut Oil and Cocoa Butter, it puts moisture back into the skin.

 

Hydration, Hydration, Hydration

Second to exfoliation, keeping moisturised is crucial for glowing skin. Whether you have dehydrated skin or an oily, acne prone complexion, everyone needs to moisturise! With a subtle hint of tint, our No.4+ Tinted Vanilla Silk Hydration Lotion is luxuriously lightweight and works to balance oil production. Ideal for skin that becomes congested during the warmer months, it’s the perfect everyday moisturiser. If you’re really looking to boost your outer glow, our & Snowflower Illuminating Face Oil is a must try. Rich in collagen boosting oils, try layering under your moisturiser or mixed into foundation for a gorgeous glow.

 

Rest and Rejuvenate

Sleep is one thing we too often take for granted. An important aspect in maintaining a healthy body and lifestyle, are you getting enough each night? For adults, it’s recommended we get around 7-9 hours sleep per night. Why not try settling in earlier for a week and monitor the difference? Your dark circles will thank you!

 

Glow from the Inside Out

The Edible Beauty philosophy is all about working on your beauty from the inside out. What you put inside your body is just as important as the products you apply everyday to your skin! Ensuring you drink enough water for example, can make a world of difference to the quality of your complexion. The perfect accompaniment to your daily routine is our No.4 Golden Glow Jar tea. Radiance boosting and filled with antioxidants, this tea contains botanical actives including Burdock, Cleavers and Calendula. Deliciously refreshing, this tea helps to detoxify the body, balance hormones and promote a more youthful complexion.

 

Maintaining your gorgeous Summer glow doesn’t have to be hard. Whether it’s daily exfoliation or a few sips of tea, with a few simple changes to your daily routine, you could be looking holiday fresh all year long.

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5 Unconventional Ways to Detox Your Skincare Routine

Posted by Anna Mitsios on

With the whirlwind of January having passed, February is the perfect time to set any intentions for the year ahead. Just as you might clean out your wardrobe or pantry every few months, it’s important to do the same for your beauty products. This could be something as simple as checking used by dates or really delving into your everyday routine to discover exactly what ingredients you’re applying to your skin. When it comes to detoxing your skincare regime, there a few unconventional tips you can follow to see seriously impressive results.

 1. Take a Digital Detox

While it may seem daunting, a digital detox can be beneficial to more than just your state of mind. Did you know that hours of daily exposure to screens can impact your skin? The high-energy visible light (HEV) or “blue light” emitted from our screens has been subjected to multiple studies in recent years. With links to both sleep and skin health issues, a 2014 study discovered that this blue-violet light can cause more hyperpigmentation than UVB radiation!

This constant access to our phones can even contribute to breakouts. Just think of how much bacteria and dirt our phones come into contact with every day. Whether it’s taking a phone call or scrolling through Instagram, these bacteria is easily transferred to the skin.

2.  Lymphatic Drainage

More than just a facial massage, lymphatic drainage is a technique that stimulates the lymph nodes by guiding fluid through the vessels. This simple everyday practice is fantastic for debloating the face, stimulating blood flow and removing excess fluids and toxins from the skin.

3. Up Your Magnesium Intake

As your skin is the largest organ in your body, it’s important to take care of it from head to toe! Responsible for over 300 biochemical reactions within the body, ensuring your magnesium levels are healthy is incredibly important. Known for its ability to soothe tired muscles and relieve pain, magnesium can also benefit your skin health. When it comes to magnesium, we recommend applying it topically as this allows for greater absorption.  If you struggle with dry skin conditions such as eczema, taking a bath in magnesium salts is perfect for soothing any irritation.

4. Consider Oil Pulling

Another unconventional way to detoxify your skin is through oil pulling. This ancient ayurvedic practice draws and expels toxins from the mouth. Best done in the mornings on an empty stomach, this process usually takes anywhere between 15-20 minutes. It may sound grueling but you’ll love the benefits! Not only does oil pulling whiten your teeth, it can also increase energy levels, balance hormones and detoxify the skin.

 5. You Are What You Absorb

When it comes to beautiful skin, it’s all about building a solid foundation from the inside out. Your gut health is just as important as the products you apply to your skin. Responsible for the absorption of nutrients, a balanced gut flora is key to a healthy complexion. During your detox, try and up your probiotic and fermented food intake each day. Your body will be left feeling less sluggish and your skin with a natural glow!

 

Detoxing doesn’t have to mean overhauling your everyday routine. It’s all about incorporating subtle changes that make a world of difference. From a relaxing facial massage to less screen time each day, these unconventional practices are fun and rewarding ways to get your skin ready for the year ahead.

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The Beauty of Australian Native Extracts

Posted by Anna Mitsios on

 

If you have been following Edible Beauty for some time you will know that we are incredibly passionate about using an abundance of pure, wildcrafted Australian ingredients in our products. Found growing in remote and untouched territories in Australia these plants are bursting with anti-oxidants and raise the therapeutic levels of our natural skincare to new heights. Below are a few reasons why we love these Australian beauties in our products.

  1. Super Anti-oxidants

Southern Cross University of Australia has undertaken extensive studies to determine the active compounds and benefits of Australian natives. Using chromatography and techniques which analyse the chemical constituents of plants, they have been able to reveal the incredible nature of the bio-actives compounds contained within Australian natives. 

The harsh conditions and extreme temperatures present in parts of Australia where these plants grow is thought to be responsible for the plants producing extraordinarily, potent levels of bio-active ingredients. The levels of anti-oxidants found in these plants have more than exceeded the expectations of researchers with these plants found to contain extremely high levels of key anti-ageing compounds, including vitamin A, C and E and other antioxidants. Some of these extracts boast more than 50 to 100 times the antioxidant activity of Vitamin C and E!

For this reason I refer to Australian natives as “supercharged’ anti-oxidants - they differ to traditional free radical scavenging activity found in your standard blueberries and pomegranates. This means that the extracts have superior anti-ageing, protective and hydrating skincare benefits with the below skincare applications

  • Enhance collagen production and skin cell turnover
  • Lighten and brighten the skin
  • Improve skin hydration and skin texture
  • Enhance skin, wound and scar healing
  • Provide anti-microbial support to combat acne
  • Reduce photo-sensitivity and protect against UV damage
  • Reduce inflammation and skin redness

 

  1. Pure & Wildcrafted

The native extracts used in our range are found growing in remote and untouched regions across Australia from Tasmania in the south, through the arid central desert, up to the Northern Territory and the Kimberley’s of Western Australia.  We call these plants wildcrafted and the advantage of this is not only that the plants develop a super antioxidant compounds to survive, it is also the ultimate in pristine growing environments and take “organic” to a new level.  Wildcrafted plants are:

  • Truly chemical free: Wildcrafted plants are grown in nature without any human intervention and in their natural habitat. No commercial farming methods have been used in the cultivation of wildcrafted botanicals. As they grow in their natural protected and pristine environment they develop organically without the use of pesticides, chemicals or fertilizers. 
  • Environmentally friendly: Wild harvested plants are grown in environmentally friendly manner that doesn't affect their source or environment in which they naturally grow. Only the leaves, stems or flowers are normally extracted with the living plant left intact.
  • Energetically superior: Nature produces wildcrafted plants in their ideal environment and under ideal natural conditions. This means the plants are able to develop their full medicinal potential. Growth in their natural habitat is also thought to enhance the energetic qualities of wildcrafted plants, activating their therapeutic potential.

 

  1. Sustainable

The native extracts used in Edible Beauty products are sourced sustainably and support  local indigenous communities. We feel strongly about ensuring that our wildcrafted botanicals are sourced from Australian companies committed to corporate & social responsibility, positive environmental practices, undertaking initiatives to support the development of new primary industry markets & the empowerment of growers & indigenous communities.

 

All Edible Beauty products contain Australian natives. Some of our favourites include Snowflower Seed, Desert Lime, Kakadu Plum, Lilli Pilli, Lemon Aspen, Wattleseed and Kakadu Plum. These ingredients raise the therapeutic profile of our range and mean that you do not have to wait for months to receive benefits from using our products. To find out more about our favourite natives and which products contain them, read our post here.

 

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Five of Our Favourite Foods for Glowing Skin

Posted by Anna Mitsios on

When it comes to glowing skin, the food we eat is just as important as the products we apply to our skin. To achieve a balanced complexion, it’s all about working towards healthy skin from the inside out. Formulated with a passion for nutrition and natural food ingredients, Edible Beauty supports skin’s radiance and vitality. Alongside a diet rich in antioxidants and fermented ingredients, get ready to embrace your natural glow this Summer.

1. Fermented ingredients

Gorgeous glowing skin is greatly influenced by our gut health. Believed to contain up to 80% of our immune system, having a healthy digestive system is key. To maintain a good balance of bacteria and improve your body’s absorption of nutrients, try introducing fermented foods into your diet. Think anything from kimchi and sauerkraut to yogurt and kombucha! Popular in Europe, sauerkraut for example is made from finely shredded cabbage and layered salt left to ferment. During this fermentation process, probiotics are formed to aid gut flora and assist with the treatment of skin concerns such as acne and wrinkles.

2. Avocado

Rich in healthy fatty acids, vitamins and antioxidants, Avocados work to improve your skin from the insides out. These antioxidant properties help protect the skin from environmental damage that causes fine lines, wrinkles and other visible signs of ageing. This delicious vegetable also assists in the production of collagen and elastin, to maintain skin’s structure and firmness. Filled with healthy fats, avocados are deeply moisturising to leave skin soft and hydrated.

Too much avocado? There’s no such thing! Our & Sleeping Beauty Purifying Mousse contains avocado oil derived from plant esters. Incredible for balancing the skin, it’s the perfect skincare ingredient for anyone struggling with hormonal acne or an oily t-zone.

3. Papaya:

Containing enzymes which naturally cleanse and buff away dead cells, papaya is fantastic whether eaten or applied directly to the skin. With a high fiber content coupled with the key enzyme papain, eating payaa aids in digestion to encourage gut health. While you’re enjoying this refreshing fruit, try blending together with a little honey for a naturally hydrating face mask.

Containing the superstar ingredient papaya, our No.2 Foundation of Youth tea is a unique blend of botanicals and antioxidant rich berries. Alongside vitamins K and C to enhance radiance, this hydrating tea will leave you glowing.

4. Blueberries

Known for their incredible antioxidant properties, blueberries also contain vitamins A, E and C to assist with collagen production and neutralize free radicals. Protecting the skin from environmental damage, these berries are naturally anti-inflammatory to reduce redness in the skin. As they work to balance hormones and reduce the appearance of dark spots, blueberries are ideal for anyone with acne prone complexions.


5.Turmeric:

Much like blueberries, turmeric is loaded with antioxidants. Used for centuries in Chinese and Indian medicine, turmeric’s anti-inflammatory properties have been linked to everything from lowered cholesterol to improved joint pain. When it comes to your skin, this ancient spice helps to reduce redness and acne scarring while calming conditions such as psoriasis and eczema. Our recommendation? Swap out your morning coffee for a golden turmeric latte. Your skin will thank you.

 

 

 

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