Eat To Glow

Eat To Glow

July 3, 2022 7:40 am

We all want to glow from the inside out and to achieve this optimal radiation that shines from the inside out. You may be wondering if you need to buy magic products however I’m happy to say you do not need to spend a fortune. Look beyond marketed cosmetic products past your skincare regime and use a healthy diet to radiate from within. 

Skin Food

As we age our skin gets thinner, less elastic and more prone to fine lines and wrinkles but by including the right foods in your diet you really can nourish from within and prolong youthful bouncy skin. What you eat can have a direct impact on how your skin appears. If you’re not filling up on superfoods for glowing skin and instead are constantly gravitating towards processed foods or those high in sugar and fat and devoid fibre, it can show up in the form of dull skin perhaps along with other issues like acne, dryness, oiliness, or dark under-eye circles. A healthy balanced diet featuring skin-friendly foods and plenty of hydrating fluids will go the long way to improve elasticity, boost your skin’s appearance and help protect from UV damage. A simply approach to get glowing skin is to eat foods with life and vitality. Colourful fruits and vegetables that are vibrant. We want to include as many living things into our diet as possible hence why raw or lightly steamed plants that are full of life and in return add life to us.

A diet focused on promoting positive gut health, fibre, healthy fats, raw fruits, vegetables and spices is best for supporting healthy skin, plus anti-inflammatory and antioxidant-rich ingredients that promote optimal skin metabolism and defence against environmental stressors. We can optimise our glow by incorporating a firm focus on nutrients such as  Vitamin C which is needed to produce collagen that strengthens the capillaries that supply the skin. Vitamin C promotes collagen production, which has the potential to thicken the dermis, diminish fine lines and is essential for firm youthful skin. Another great source of skin-friendly nutrients come from vitamin E. Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant that may be effective at reducing UV damage in skin. Vitamin E also helps nourish and protect your skin from damage caused by free radicals.

Lets Talk Specifics

Top Glowing Foods

  • Tomatoes: Containing lycopene, the phytochemical that makes tomatoes red, helps boosts collagen strength.
  • Carrots: Containing beta-carotene and vitamin A, an antioxidant which prevents overproduction of cells in the skin’s outer layer.
  • Papaya: This tropical fruit contains a plethora of active enzymes which pass on their health benefits, including the star enzyme, papain, can help remove blemishes and even treat acne when applied topically as the enzyme dissolves pore clogging fats and cleanses the skin.
  • Avocados: The avocado fruit is rich in monounsaturated fatty acids, which have been proven to hydrate and shield the skin by lowering the risk of premature ageing caused by ultraviolet radiation.
  • Blueberries: Nature’s finest superfood. Packed with antioxidants, blueberries help your body quash cell-damaging, skin-ageing free radicals. These berries also help boost the strength of collagen fibres thanks to their high concentration of anthocyanins.
  • Healthy fats. The secret to glowing is found in healthy fats. Essential fatty acids, omegas three‘s and six’s especially are going to benefit your skin greatly. The noticeable difference is undeniable. Include avocados, nuts, seeds, olives and coconut. For a change in your glowing levels within weeks. 

So what do all of these foods have in common?

They all are living and grown from Mother Nature.

Skin Solution

The key is to focus on a colourful, living, plant forward diet with minimal toxics. Food is information and we can use our food choices as communication with what results we desire. We can utilise a healthy diet in order to tell our cells to make our skin youthful, clear and full of vitality. In addition a clean and organic beauty regime will only support your skin however it all begins within and with our choices. 

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This post was written by Amelia Crossley