An important way to brighten up your complexion is through your choice of food. Healthy food choices can change your skin from drab to fab with only a few (minor’ish) adjustments. In this blog, we will take a look at which foods will make your skin look gorgeous and how you can improve both smoothness and tone.
Don’t worry, no one is suggesting you whack a fresh piece of cod onto your face as some sort of bizarre face mask, but by eating fish, including wonder seafood such as oysters and salmon, you can work miracles on your skin from the inside out. Rich in zinc and omega 3, these fatty acids are capable of reducing inflammation and dryness. Omega 3 keeps the arteries in the body clear providing good circulation, which is key for good skin health. So next time you’re shopping, head to the seafood counter.
It doesn’t matter whether it’s the yolk or the egg white, both contain important vitamins your skin is crying out for. Egg yolks contain Vitamin A, which is vital for skin repair, whilst egg whites contain 40 different proteins and water containing properties which keep the skin firm and tight, preventing fine lines and wrinkles. Whichever way you like your eggs in the morning, your skin will like them too.
Lemons and oranges – rich in Vitamin C and pivotal in the production of collagen. Collagen keeps the skin looking tight and prevents wrinkles. Try eating plenty of citrus fruits coupled with a SkinBase Facial ™, a luxury microdermabrasion treatment that promotes collagen production by gently firing a fine stream of crystals across the face. Fine lines, acne and scarring, pigmentation and dull and tired skin will all soon be a thing of the past.
The skin is the largest organ of the body – if something is good for your body, it is good for you skin. Eat orange-red vegetables such as carrots and sweet potatoes, they are rich in beta-carotene which prevents cell damage and premature ageing. Leafy green vegetables, such as spinach are great sources of Vitamin A, which reduces red skin tone leaving the skin looking full of colour.
Whilst maybe not the obvious choice amongst the array of food in a supermarket, goat’s milk contains lactic acid, which acts as a natural exfoliant, as well as vitamins A and E. Here is the science – the lactic acid helps to reduce the PH of the skin, which balances the alkalinity of the skin making it easier to absorb all the nutrients.
Try out these miracles foods and let us know how you get on!