Is your skin wreaking havoc? Our breakouts and dryness may be due to what we are putting in our bodies as much as what are putting on our skin. The nutrients and antioxidants that we digest effect our internal organs to make sure that they are properly fueled and working their best, but do you ever think that about how that extra cheese pizza may be affecting the largest organ you have “ your skin? It may be time to go on a skin diet.
Your skin is thirsty, so it’s imperative to stay hydrated. 85 percent of the brain, is comprised of water. Maintain your skin’s radiant glow and improve its texture by drinking plenty of water. Believe it or not, water is one of the best method for keeping your skin healthy and supple. The lack of moisture in the skin or dehydration causes skin cells to shrivel which leads to the look of fine lines and wrinkles.
Healthy skin starts with a healthy diet of protein, vegetables and fruits. Try foods high in skin-strengthening Omega-3 fatty acids such as sardines, chia seeds, flaxseed, avocado and walnuts. Vitamin C helps stimulate collagen production so try adding bell peppers, strawberries, kale, broccoli and, of course, citrus fruits, to your diet. Antioxidants are great for your skin whether applied topically or eaten. Try vitamins A and E charged almond butter, wheat germ, pumpkin, sweet potatoes, carrots and melons such as cantaloupe. Some of our favorite ways to incorporate these foods into our diets are through juicing, smoothies and constant inspiration from or PÜR Beauties. Madelynn @madewin’s vegan ramen or avocado toast anyone?
All those Pinterest worthy DIY masks have their merits. Plants often referred to as botanicals and a lot of the foods you find tasty have ingredients that we use topically to improve skin. For instance, Malic Acid is the sour taste that in green apples. However, it also smoothes and brightens the complexion. Meanwhile, Basil, Turmeric and Eggplant are used in Tone Up Total Eye Fitness to reduce the look of fatigue, puffiness, dark circles and fine lines. It’s not as easy as blending a few ingredients and slathering them on your face “ because the concentration of these vitamins, antioxidants and acids is what makes the difference“ but you get the idea. Being mindful of what you eat can improve your skin from the inside out.