Healthy foods that help your skin to be it's best
Ever wondered what else you can do for your skin, apart from using the best possible skincare products? as much as we would like, skincare is not the ONLY solution to your skincare issues and many more factors are taken to play when it comes to the aging of the skin. Apart from using the right products, there are also many factors such as alcohol intake, and what sort of foods you are feeding your body. So what can I do to help my skin? here are our top 10 tips.
1. Water. Drink at least 8 glasses a day to stay hydrated and giving your skin the best chance to stay clear and hydrated too.
2. Fatty fish such as salmon - Is rich in omega 3's and therefore keeps the skin moisturized and supple. In fact, a lack of fats in your diet can lead to dry and flaky skin. It is also rich in vitamin E which is a great antioxidant and essential for helping your skin be protected from free radicals. If you are vegan, then great alternatives are Chia Seeds and Hemp Seed!
Zink is also something you get from salmon and is known to its ability to regulate inflammation as well as the production of new skin cells.
3. Avocados- very full of those healthy fats that the skin needs and leads to moisturized, supple and healthy-looking skin. Avocados are also rich in vitamin E which is a great antioxidant and essential for helping your skin be protected from free radicals.
Vitamin C which is an antioxidant, essential for helping your skin look young and supple.
4. Walnuts - an amazing source of natural fatty acids, as well as reduces inflammation in the skin. It contains zink which is known to its ability to regulate inflammation as well as the production of new skin cells.
Other key ingredients are vitamin C, selenium and vitamin E.
5. Sweet potatoes - rich in Carotenoids which act as a natural sunblock. This, in turn, helps prevent sunburn, wrinkles from forming and damage to the skin.
6. Bell pepper - these little things have the magic of beta-carotene in them, which the body converts into vitamin A. Other key ingredients are vitamin C which s essential for your skin to create collagen.
7. Broccoli - This green beauty has zink, vitamin C and vitamin A. Apart from that, broccoli contains lutein, which helps your skin stay moisturized, supple and healthy-looking.
8. Tomatoes - Tomatoes are a great little powerhouse of vitamin C and contain all of the major carotenoids..
9. Red wine - my fave! lol.. famous for containing resveratrol, known for its health benefits, among them reducing the effects of aging. Bear in mind though that alcohol has many negative effects on the skin too, so limited intake is the key. One glass with dinner sounds pretty good to me.
10. Carrots- has carotenoids that convert to vitamin A - which repairs as well as exfoliates - which leads to smooth skin.
So for optimal skin health, feed your skin from within as well from the outside by using natural, no-nasties skincare. Do this for 3 weeks and take a before and after picture to see the results.
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