Herbs: the skin-friendly alternative
Our nutrition also plays a part in how our skin feels. Dry skin, for example, does not like spices. It often reacts to pepper, chilli and ginger by developing red patches, as well as feelings of tension and heat on its surface. In the case of salt, too, less is also more, because it draws moisture out of the skin. Seasoning your food with fresh herbs is right on trend. They are also very good sources of vitamins and minerals. Saffron, sage and black cumin are some seasoning herbs that are excellent for the skin. They boost the immune system and contain anti-inflammatory substances that soothe the skin. Rosemary has many detoxifying, circulation-boosting and tautening ingredients. Chervil is not just a classic herb in French cuisine. It is also full of substances that keep our skin young-looking. But the biggest secret in the world of herbs is dandelion. With its high proportion of vitamins A, B and C and trace elements of copper and zinc, it is anything but a weed. And its bitter elements aid the detoxification of the liver, which also helps to create a fresh-looking complexion. Bon appetit!