Yes, it’s that time of year again when we all think about improving ourselves, doing things differently and better.
A great way to skip into spring is by eating well to promote healthy skin. Let’s face it, we all want to look our best, but sometimes life just gets in the way. As the saying goes, “you are what you eat,” and beautiful skin starts from within. Eating the right foods will feed your skin with the nutrients it needs to stay selfie-ready and to boost the effectiveness of your skin care routine. Optimise your nutrition by eating a colourful, balanced diet full of antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables, healthy fats, and drinking pure water. These tips can help you nourish your skin from the inside out.
Nutrients that are needed for glowing skin include beta carotene, vitamin C, and vitamin E. Here are three easy steps to incorporate into your daily routine to promote healthy, radiant skin:
1) Drink 8 – 10 glasses of pure water a day.
You’ve heard it before, and it still holds true.
Drinking water regularly not only hydrates your skin but it also flushes out toxins. Even a little dehydration can make your skin look dry and tired. Adding a squeeze of lemon can increase your daily vitamin C intake, while helping to flush those toxins through your system.
2) Add healthy fats to your diet.
Yes, there is such a thing.
These types of fats are found in avocados – yum! – nuts, seeds, and oily fish and act as a natural moisturizer for your skin. You will also get a healthy dose of vitamin E from avocado, almonds, hazelnuts, and sunflower seeds. This can help protect your skin from cell damage as well as promoting healthy skin growth.
Added bonus: healthy fats are good for our brain health as well!
3) Eat 6+ servings of fruit and vegetables a day.
Free radicals, from pollution, smoking, and even sunlight, can cause wrinkles and age your skin. Fruits and vegetables contain powerful antioxidants that help protect your skin from these harmful external factors. Carrots and sweet potatoes contain beta carotene, while blueberries, kiwis, oranges, strawberries, broccoli, and sweet potatoes all contain vitamin C, which will aid in collagen production.
Looking for more tips to get the best skin of your life? Talk to our skilled team today to schedule a consultation.