Your Ultimate Guide to Skin Friendly Foods, Drinks and Products
Everyone would love to have beautiful, glowing, radiant skin; right? However, things like poor diet and over exposure to the sun can really have a bad effect on our skin so many of us find ourselves piling on the make-up to cover up a multitude of sins. But it’s time to scrap the slap and give your pores a refresh.
Here is our selection of the best foods, drinks and products you can use to get your glow back:
Healthy Foods for Glowing Skin
Around 1 in 5 women suffer from acne well into adulthood. Some even have spots in their 30s due to a number of factors including stress and hormone changes. Eating a healthy and balanced diet can help prevent this.
There are also a number of foods known for their skin clearing benefits. These are:
Seeds and Nuts – Acne has been linked to zinc and selenium deficiencies, nutrients that seeds and nuts are high in. Stock up on pumpkin seeds, Brazil nuts and almonds, for a healthy snack that will help fight off infection and maintain skin health and function.
Kale – Kale is trendy at the moment and is known as a ‘superfood’ by many. Why? Well, kale is jam packed with vitamins A, B complex, C, E and K. It also has high levels of magnesium, calcium, potassium, iron, protein, folate and phosphorus.
In short, kale has it all. So, sip on a green smoothie or add some kale to a salad for some super skin clearing.
Mackerel – It may be one of the stinkiest fish out there, but don’t let the smell put you off placing this oily fish on your plate. Oily fish is a great source of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), which treat inflammation from acne, whereas the protein in mackerel speeds up the skin’s natural healing process.
Acai Berries – When you think of berries, strawberries, blackberries or raspberries may come to mind. But although these are very tasty, they don’t contain half as many antioxidants as the acai berry.
Acai berries are tiny purple fruits and are a brilliant source of antioxidants that help clear toxins and leave your skin healthy and glowing.
Avocado – Another fashionable food, avocado is a handy source of vitamin E, a vital ingredient in skin vitality. Avocado is also high in vitamin C, which reduces skin inflammation, and its oil helps stimulate the natural production of collagen that keeps skin taut and plump. Lastly, avocado keeps your skin moisturised.
Do you need any more reasons to buy one on your next food shop? We didn’t think so.
Tomatoes – It’s likely you already eat a lot of this fruit, so keep it up! Tomatoes are rich in vitamin C and lycopene: the red pigment. Lycopene can stimulate blood flow and skin circulation, ensuring you get adequate levels for repair.
Supplement Your Skin with these Drinks
Water – Drinking plenty of water is a cheap and easy way to flush out toxins from your body and keep your skin hydrated. The experts recommend you drink 8 glasses of water a day. That’s about 2 litres.
Nettle Tea – Nettles may be known as a garden weed that can sting you, but they make a darn good tea! Despite their prickly exterior, nettles have anti-inflammatory properties and are commonly brewed up for people who suffer from skin conditions such as eczema.
Nettles are also detoxifying, so if you’ve had a naughty food binge you may want to sip on some nettle tea to help prevent an acne breakout.
Green Tea – Green tea, especially matcha, is extremely high in polyphenols: micronutrients that help build the body’s defences. Therefore, it is the ideal drink to enjoy after spending time in the sun, where UV rays may have damaged your skin.
Green tea is also an antioxidant and has anti-inflammatory properties, plus can be used to help slow down some elements of the aging process.
Green Smoothies – Full of healthy green veggies, smoothies are an ideal way to get your 5 a day and keep your skin in tip-top condition. Blitz up spinach, cucumber, kale and avocado, along with fruit and seeds of your choice, for a smoothie that can improve skin tone and youthfulness. As a bonus, your hair and nails may even look glossier!
Pro Products for Perfecting Your Pallor
There are hundreds, if not thousands, of lotions and potions out there which are said to make you look your best, but let’s face it, it’s hard to tell which are the best. We’ve skipped the creams, gels and moisturisers to take a closer look at what else is on offer.
Here are a few of our faves:
Skin Beauty Effervescent Fizz from Feel Well Be Well – Ladies, looking after your skin has never been easier. Transforming your diet to include the foods above can take some time, but we’ve got something that can help you in the meantime – our Skin Beauty effervescent fizz supplement!
Skin Beauty tabs are a triple threat – they contain hyaluronic acid, vitamin C and collagen, all combined in a tasty effervescent tab that makes a refreshing and hydrating drink.
What can they do for you? Well, vitamin C helps with natural collagen formation. Collagen is the main component in connective tissue and helps keep skin strong and supple. In fact, 80% of skin’s dry mass is made up of collagen.
These tabs give your skin an even bigger boost as added collagen raises these levels even more, while hyaluronic acid keeps skin plumped and lubricated as we age.
We’d recommend Skin Beauty tabs to all women who want to look after their skin. After all, you can get 100% of your guideline daily dose of vitamin C with one tab!
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A Quality Face Wash – A gentle, non-drying cleanser is the perfect partner for a healthy and biased diet if you’re trying to improve the appearance of your skin. Avoid harsh chemicals as these can dry your skin out. Instead opt for natural cleansers like aloe vera, shea butter, with hazel or tea tree oil.
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