Eat Your Way to Glowing Skin
Rather than spending an exorbitant amount of money on expensive beauty products that claim to give you that ‘natural’ glow, why not spend that money on actually getting that glow naturally.
Our skin shows what we put in our bodies, or rather what we put in our bodies shows on our skin. To eliminate toxins from our bodies, we sweat throughout the day to release the toxins in our bodies via our skin, which also helps to clean the pores from blackheads and acne.
Although we can’t control external toxins such as pollution and cigarette smoke, we can control what goes into our bodies. So here’s how we can have radiant, glowing complexions by incorporating these few vitamins and minerals into our diets. After all, you are what you eat!
Vitamin A - A fat soluble vitamin which helps form new skin cells.Get your vitamin A from sweet potatoes, carrots, fish oils and egg yolks.
Vitamin B - Keeps skin smooth and supple.Oily fish, eggs, soy products and whole grains are all good sources of Vitamin B
Vitamin C - A water-soluble vitamin, it’s essential for the production of collagen, keeps your skin elastic and prevents sagging.Get your vitamin C from cauliflower, papayas, strawberries, citrus fruitsand tomatoes.
Zinc - Vital to the immune system and the healing of scars and wounds. Sunflower seeds, seafood, cheese, red meat, brewer’s yeast, mushrooms, eggs and whole grains are all good sources of Zinc
Antioxidants - Mops up free radicals in the body.Foods that are rich in antioxidant are blueberries, raspberries, acai berries, goji berries, green tea and raw cacao.
Omegas - Omega-3, 6 and 9 help to reduce inflammation to create a glowing complexion, promotes cell growth and control the oils and fats in our body. Avocado, coconut and coconut oil, olives and olive oil, oily fish such as salmon, tuna, sardines, and nuts and seeds, especially walnuts and chia, and tahini (made of ground sesame seeds) are all good sources of Omegas.
Incorporate the above into your diet and you should see an improvement in your complexion. And don’t forget to also wear sunscreen minimum SPF30 for protection!