6 Essential Foods for healthy skin28/11/2014
Are you looking for truly fabulous skin? Wishing for a vibrant, younger-looking glow? You need to make sure that you are selecting the right foods for healthy skin.
We are all familiar with the term “You are what you eat“. Would you be surprised to hear that 90% of our skins appearance comes for the inside out? With a little tweak to your diet by introducing a number of certain foods, this can play a significant role on improving your skins health over time.
In this article we have selected 6 essential foods for healthy skin. Combine this with fresh air, regular exercise and a good organic skin care regime and not only will your skin thank you, your overall health will too!
Avocados – The Moisturizer
One of the best foods for healthy skin is avocado! Avocado’s are a great source of healthy fats. The high levels of mono-unsaturated fats will absorb into your cell walls , strengthen and protect your skin cells, prevent wrinkling and improve moisture and texture of your skin.
Include an avocado (a half of one will do!) into your lunchtime salad, serve with a hot soup. Healthy and yum!
Lemon – The Detoxor
Lemon is a powerful way to help your body detox and eliminate waste. A wedge of lemon in hot water first thing in the morning or at any break is a wonderful complexion cleanser. This routine will give your metabolism a kick start, give your liver a mini cleanse and your skin a vitamin C boost to help clarify your complexion.
Blueberries – The Anti-ager
My personal favourite! These antioxidant power houses are packed with skin clearing properties to protect you from ageing. Antioxidants expand the lifespan of skin cells leaving them younger and healthier for a longer period of time. Blueberries also include beta-carotene which our bodies convert into Vitamin A. This gives our skin more colour and an even tone.
Add blueberries to a smoothie in the morning, sprinkle over your porridge or simply have as a 3pm snack!
While foods can protect your skin from ageing, it is important to complete your routine with organic and natural skincare products. Our super soft, antioxidant rich Bright Eyes eye cream will help to fight the signs of ageing and give a youthful appearance to tired eyes.
Water -The Hydrator
Even though we have heard it all before, ask yourself honestly how much water do you drink a day? Water makes up 60% of our body and is required to keep our cells hydrated so they can easily uptake nutrients and remove waste. Aim for 2 to 3 liters a day and you will be giving your skin every chance to shine!
Kale – The Tonic
The superstar vegtable of 2014. Kale is an excellent source of beauty vitamins! This green vegetable contains a full range of vitamins (A, B, C, E and K) as well as potent levels of calcium, potassium, iron, magnesium, protein and folates – a lot of goodness resulting in a skin clearing tonic!
Beetroot – The Blood Cleanser
This root vegetable will improve blood flow and lower blood pressure. Skin health relies on healthy blood and circulations. The healthier your blood, the healthier your skin because this is where your skin gets most of its nutrients from.
Roast beetroot and butter squash in the oven, before adding into a simmering pot of stock and sautéed onion to hand blend – This will make a healthy, nutritious and delicious soup.
While these foods can drastically improve your skins health, it is also important to complete your skincare routine with organic, natural skincare products. VOYA’s antioxidant-rich moisturiser ‘Me Time’ helps to reduce the signs of ageing and to protect, condition and firm your skin.
The list of essential foods is endless! Do you have a personal favourites that has complimented your skins health.