We may forget, but your skin is an important organ just like any other. Though we apply moisturizing creams and serums, another great way to get healthy and glowing skin is from within. A good balance of nutritious food is essential in order to obtain your dream skin. Here are our top picks of food and nutrition advice in order to get that glowing skin!
Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that are good for you and your digestive system. These are beneficial in treating a large myriad of skin conditions such as eczema, acne, dry skin, and skin damage caused by the sun. Probiotics also boost the skin’s production of ceramides, which are important in locking in moisture for your skin to keep it looking healthy and glowing. What happens in your stomach affects your skin and vice versa, which is why keeping your gut healthy by taking probiotics will benefit your skin (and overall health!).
Berries are delicious and thankfully, also really great for your skin! The antioxidants in berries help to counteract the effects of skin damage caused by free radicals. It also prevents the formation of wrinkles and sagging in your skin which prevents premature aging of your skin. Berries are also anti-inflammatory which helps to counteract inflammation caused by acne, bringing back the glow in your skin. So go on ahead and snack on those juicy strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and everything else your heart desires!
Greens are high in Vitamin A, which aids in decreasing acne by slowing down the production of sebum which makes your skin oily. Vitamin E in plants also protects skin cells from free radical damage. If this is not a strong enough reason to incorporate greens into your diet, the chlorophyll in these leafy greens has powerful anti-inflammatory qualities that can help skin conditions that cause inflammation. If you don’t enjoy eating these greens, you can always add them into a juicer along with your favorite sweet fruits to make the taste more palatable. Our favorite leafy greens include spinach and kale.
When we say turmeric, we don’t mean the entire plant! The part that is truly beneficial is the yellow root of the plant, which contains curcumin. Curcumin has strong antioxidant power that counteracts the effects of free radicals, which can cause premature aging of the skin. Just add a dash of turmeric powder in your daily tea or a sprinkle of it in your daily meals! It’ll add some lovely flavor to your food and a wonderful glow to your face.
We recommend eating fatty types of fish, such as salmon and mackerel because they contain antioxidants that calm inflammation. Also, the free fatty acids in salmon allow our body to reinforce the skin’s protective barrier so that moisture can remain locked in. Fatty fishes are great because they are considered good fats. This then allows the skin to produce a healthy oil that gives the skin a radiant glow.If you pair these nutritious foods with our amazing skincare line, it won’t be much time before you get that natural and healthy skin back again!