Your skin is a barometer of your inner health. There are many foods that are powerhouses for beautiful skin. They can create softness, suppleness and help minimise ageing. Wondering which foods are going to help you glow? Here's 6 great ways to nourish your skin!
1. Coconut Oil
There are so many ways to use coconut oil. Eat it, drink it, oil pull, cook with it, put it in the bath, on your skin and more. Every single way that you use coconut oil will benefit your skin.
When eaten coconut oil gets inside your cells and dispels displaced oils. Displaced oils are the biggest cause of free radical damage in the body, this damage causes pre-mature ageing, dull and blemished skin. Coconut oil is hydrating and cleansing when used topically. It is easily absorbed because it is recognised by the body as natural skin food.
Using a dry skin brush to improve circulation and detox the skin before applying coconut oil topically has amazing results. The brush allows the skin to open and breathe and then to completely absorb the amazing, hydrating and healing benefits of coconut oil.
2. Get the Glow Green Smoothie
Greens have more valuable nutrients than any other food group on the planet. They get their vibrant nutrients from chlorophyll, a nutrient rich pigment found in all green leafy vegetables such as kale, spinach, celery, lettuce that cleans the body from harmful toxins, oxygenates the blood and therefore beautifies your skin. When you eat vibrant food you create vibrant skin.
3. Boost your Glow with Berries
Berries are unbelievably rich in antioxidants. All berries, Goji, Maqui, Acai, Blueberries and Strawberries. My latest favourite is Golden Berries. I love them!
Antioxidants are nutrients (vitamins and minerals) and enzymes (proteins inside your body) that can help to prevent and repair damage to your body's tissue. Antioxidants do this by slowing or preventing the effect of free radicals, which start oxidation. If you've seen a peeled apple turn brown, you've seen oxidation in action. So to keep your skin looking youthful and fresh eat berries!
Try our delicious Berry Magic Skin Smoothie here.
4. Green Tea
Green tea is loaded with antioxidants that actually help reverse skin damage. This will keep you young and fresh.
Drinking green tea is not only a good ‘pick me up’ it is also a good dose of vitamins! Green tea is packed full of vitamins A, C & E which are ingredients that are necessary for gorgeousness from the inside out.
Avocado is also rich in antioxidants and vitamins, but one of the main avocado skin benefits comes from their high oleic acid content. This monounsaturated fatty acid maintains moisture in the epidermal layer of your skin, helping to make it soft and moisturised. Oleic acid is also involved in regenerating damaged skin cells and reducing redness and irritation.
Pumpkin and pumpkin seeds are a skin superfood because they're so high in zinc. Zinc protects your cell membranes, helps maintain collagen, and promotes skin renewal.
This beautiful squash is also filled with Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and the Vitamin B-complex group including. All of which offer skin beauty benefits.
Try this Coconut Pumpkin Soup recipe for a delicious dose of coconut and pumpkin!
Love the skin your in and feed it good food.
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