We all know that nourishing our skin from the outside means adopting a regular skin care routine but how often do we think about nourishing it from the inside?
The foundation of healthy skin (forgive the pun but it’s the first of many) lies within so get ready to embrace some “Plate Power” and see how a few easy tweaks can unlock the secret to amazing skin.
Water you waiting for? H2Glow! One of the simplest steps to great looking skin is to make sure that you are drinking enough water, especially during the summer months when the heat can cause your skin to lose more moisture than usual. But that’s not the only way to stay hydrated – incorporating juicy fruits into your diet such as watermelon, cucumber and citrus fruit can also be beneficial as they are not only refreshing but are also rich in vitamins and antioxidants.
Get a berry youthful glow! Including a variety of colourful fruit and vegetables such as berries (blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries), leafy greens (spinach, kale, watercress, chard), citrus fruit (lemons, limes, oranges) and bell peppers (red, orange, green and yellow) can do wonders for your skin – they all contain antioxidants which help in the fight against premature skin ageing and damage.
Get fin-tastic skin and scale up your skin-care routine by including more of those fabulous omega-3 fatty acids found in oily fish such as salmon, mackerel, herring, anchovies and sardines – omega-3 is essential for maintaining healthy skin and can reduce redness and inflammation. If fish isn’t your thing, omega-3 is also found in chia seeds, flax seeds and walnuts.
C’ing is believing! Vitamin C plays a crucial role in the synthesis of collagen, the protein that keeps your skin firm and elastic so C for yourself and add an extra portion or two of fruit and veggies to your plate each day to maintain a youthful complexion.
Oil be your skin’s best friend! Well not exactly but incorporating healthy fats into your diet can promote that natural glow. Olive oil, avocados, oily fish, nuts and seeds are an excellent source of the fats our skin needs to maintain its elasticity and moisture levels. Regularly including healthy fats also assists with the absorption of the fat-soluble vitamins, A, D, E and K, all of which are crucial for skin health.
Although we have taken a bit of a light-hearted look at ways to improve your skin, we know that skin problems such as acne, eczema and psoriasis are no laughing matter. The good news is that we have seen first-hand how a personalised and targeted nutrition plan can support those suffering from these often-debilitating conditions.
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