If there is one thing which can put a serious smile on your face it’s having a good skin day! When your skin is glowing it gives you such a boost. So how can we make our skin more glowing, more often? By cleaning it from the inside out! By watching what we put in to our bodies and the nutrients we put in, we can directly affect skin health and get glowing.
Let’s talk about… Glowing Skin Food!
Did you know the skin is the largest organ in the human body? Well it is, which means it is so important to take care of it. Our skin is one of the first indicators if something is wrong. It directly expresses what’s going on inside us and what we put in our bodies. Making some small changes in the kitchen can help give you healthy beautiful glow.
In the last few months I’ve been really struggling with my skin (medically related) which means I’ve had to work extra hard to try and look after my skin. I’ve had to focus on finding some healthy foods to help nourishing my skin (and limit the damages of all the horrible creams I’ve had to use!). My skin is finally on the mend and glowing skin is top of the agenda.
So here is a list of all the foods which can help give your skin some TLC and help nourish your body to give you a fabulous glow.
Salmon, sardines, anchovies & tuna are all your friends for so many reasons. Firstly because they are high in fatty acids and since your skins cell membrane is largely made up of fatty acids it ensures healthy membranes. It essentially helps moisturise your skin from the inside giving you a soft dewy look.
Did you know red peppers have way more vitamin C than oranges? Any foods filled with vitamin C are great for your skin. Vitamin C is essential to produce collagen which is the skins natural scaffolding.
So if you haven’t already heard that green tea is one of the best foods for health then you must have been living under a rock! You will be forgiven however for not knowing how incredible it is for your skin. Seriously it’s a bit of a superhero. Not only does it flush out toxins to give your fabulous skin, it’s also full of antioxidants which can helps reduce puffiness and fight the signs of ageing. You don’t even necessarily have to drink it to get all the benefits, you can place tea bags on your eyes or turn the powder into a face mask to give your skin a extra boost from the outside.
Another skin powerhouse! Basically most proteins have a positive effect on skin as the proteins are broken down in to amino acids which helps repair and replace cells. Eggs are extra special though due to the fact that their not only an excellent source of protein but also contain vitamin A and D which are both involve in gene activity and new cell development.
This raw and slightly bitter chocolatey superfood is a skin superhero. It is really high in antioxidants (also found in berries, red wine and green tea) which helps the skin fight premature ageing. This is another skin loving food which you can also turn into a super soft fact mask (if you can resist eating the chocolatey goodness slathered over your face)!
Not only is avocado a healthy source of fat (which I mentioned in oily fish) but it’s also got lots of essential minerals. It’s a particularly good source of vitamin E which boost’s vitality and gives you that special glow. Vitamin E is also an antioxidant which helps prevent oxidation of skin which leads to ageing. As well as this it also contains vitamin C which helps reduce that horrible inflammation and collagen production.
Basically Anything Green (Especially Kale, Broccoli & Spinach)
So between them, the green superheroes contain:- Vitamins A, B, C, E and K, calcium, copper, fibre, folate, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, & protein. Seriously need I say more?
There are also some other super skin foods such as tomatoes, almonds, olive oil and lemons. The biggest rule though is to make sure you get as many colours in your diet as possible to make sure you get a variety of vitamins and minerals all of which will positively effect your skin.
Before I go I would like to remind you again that I am not a trained nutritionist but I have used as many reliable sources as possible in addition to my own experience. I’ve done a lot of research to bring you this article but if you are ever concerned about adding something to your diet please consult with a nutritionist or doctor.
I do truly believe each of these foods have a positive effect on your skin and will almost certainly help you get that extra vitality and luminosity!