5 Tips to help you reduce your sugar intake this Easter

It’s a no-brainer that cutting down on sugar will give you more energy, less ‘afternoon slumps’, improve your skin glow, as well as seriously cut down your risk of health problems such as diabetes, obesity and heart disease, to name but a few. It can also disrupt your hormones which can affect your skin.

With Easter just around the corner you may feel as if you’ll need to brace yourself for the mountain of sugar you will no doubt consume, however, there is a solution − and not a lettuce leaf in sight! Follow these 5 simple swaps to help you cut down on the sweet stuff:


  1. Go Nuts. Not only are nuts a delicious and healthy snack, they also make great goodie bags if you fill them with a mix of pecans, walnuts, cashews and pistachios and tie them with ribbon. They make a great alternative to sweet, sugary Easter Eggs and are packed full of protein and flavour.


  1. Start your day as you mean to go on. Most breakfast cereals contains mountains of added sugar, even the so-called ‘healthy’ cereals. Why not swap your sugary cereal for proteins, such as poached or boiled eggs, or adding cheese and yogurt to your breakfast, which will keep you fuller for longer.


  1. It’s all about balance. Cutting out sugar completely is unrealistic for most people, and, to be frank, dull. Don’t deprive yourself of the good stuff, swap milk or white chocolate for dark chocolate. Chocolate with a high cocoa percentage is the better option, containing anti-oxidants, but maybe don’t eat the whole egg in one go!


  1. Water water everywhere! To keep hydrated, choose good old water instead of fizzy or sugar-sweetened drinks. Flavoured waters and fruit smoothies may seem like a healthy option but can be packed with sugar and certainly won’t fill you up. Keep hydrated throughout the day with water or try having a fruit tea, or adding fruit to flavour water.


  1. Spudulike. Swap your usual white potatoes for the equally, if not more delicious sweet potato. Sweet potatoes are higher in Vitamin A than white potatoes, which helps with skin cell turnover. Plus, if you’re an impatient cook like me, then you’ll be pleased to learn that they take a lot less time to bake than regular potatoes.



Egg-stra Care This Easter

The four day weekend is so close that you can practically taste the chocolate, and everyone at Organic Surge Towers would like to wish you all a very happy Easter! 
Yet Easter isn’t just about celebrating the end of Lent and seeing how many cream eggs you can fit in your mouth in one go, it’s about celebrating new beginnings and so why not make the most of the super long four-day weekend and revise your Organic Surge skincare routine.
It's easy to rush through a morning routine, or skip a nighttime step in order to get to bed that 5 minutes faster. But each step is important. For example, cleansing is vital to keep skin healthy, revitalised and protected from external and internal factors that can lead to signs of ageing. Your skin will reap rewards if you cleanse effectively, and with the right cleanser too, no matter what your age or skin type is. You see, one step cannot really work effectively without the others - it's as simple as that. Unless you properly clean your face before applying your Extra Care serum, oil and moisturiser, the natural and organic goodness within these products cannot be absorbed properly into the skin as they are blocked by make up and the remains of daily dirt and grime. If you remember the important yet simple (and pleasurable) step of the Extra Care skincare step, you will find that beyond Easter you’ll be showing off your refreshed, radiant complexion, albeit with a slighter larger waistline! 
Our natural brightening hot cloth cleanser gently removes dirt and impurities, harnessing the highest quality essential oils and moisturisers to care and clean to fully rejuvenate skin. Massaged over dry skin, it will loosen and dissolve everyday grime, which is then wiped away with a cloth and hot water. The massaging action will stimulate blood flow in the skin, giving a natural glow to the complexion, enhanced by the gentle exfoliation from use of a cloth in the cleansing regime. Personally I can't live without my Hot Cloth Cleanser. I use it in the shower to save time in the morning, and it makes my skin feel soft almost instantly. I adore the rose scent too, it's just heavenly! Plus it helps me to wake up in the morning too! Here's what Fiona, one of our loyal customers, has to say about it. 

I've been using this for just over a month now, after using the market leading rival product for years. Comparing the two, I find I need to use less product with this one, you can massage it in for longer before it 'dries' on the skin, so you get a longer clean. It leaves skin feeling really soft and smells gorgeous. It's brilliant ... and a little less expensive too.

If you prefer a wash-off face cleanser and wish to smooth and improve the appearance of dull, sluggish complexions, try our Daily Care Face Wash. It rinses away daily dirt and impurities, removes make-up on the face and around the eyes (not an easy task for me!) The 100% natural lather and essential oils help to restore your skin’s natural balance, and the hygienic pump means that there's finger double dipping! Our customers love it too, thank you Jenny M!:

I LOVE this product! It has a lovely aroma, it washes my face gently but
also removes all traces of make-up. The best bit is it lasts for ages and is sold at a good price! I'm always trying to convert friends and family. Also it's made in Scotland so is supporting our local economy and its organic so gentle on my skin :-) 


So enjoy your lovely long Easter break, and the copious amount of chocolate, but also remember to make the time to cleanse properly and you will soon reap the rewards.