Which foods are great for your skin? I have the 4-1-1 for you!
For vampires, it’s blood, Carrie Bradshaw, it’s shoes, Gaga - Bradley Cooper (I know🙆🏻♀️ right?), but for me... it’s Nutella. From the time I was very little, it ran through my veins, morning, noon, and night...
Unfortunately, it isn’t a big news flash that nutrition has an enormous impact on our skin. It’s THE base of it all and we tend to forget that from time to time. Every food responds to a need and every skin type combination renders it’s own dietary answer.
If you tell me what your looking for, I can help you figure it all out.
FOR MORE GLOW
🌟My first piece of advice for a glowing complexion is to drink 2 liters of water everyday and to ease up on the booze.
🌟Having green tea daily brings polyphenols to your system which also help bolster that glow.
🌟Make eating raw vitamin-rich foods a priority and pair them with extra virgin olive oil or sunflower oil.
🌟Dried fruits and nuts like hazelnuts or almonds give skin many olive-elements that help elevate that glow factor.
Dehydrated skin is skin that is dire need of water and good fats.
💧Think about drinking and consuming vegetables that are rich in water, like cucumbers, and good fats, like avocado.
💧Fattier fish, like salmon, mackerel, or herring, are good to have 1-2 times per week.
💧for dessert, go nuts with almonds or macadamia.
FOR RELIEF FROM ACNE
Acne isn’t just a teen thing, it’s also a sign that your body is metabolizing too many refined sugars. High concentrations of such sugars stimulate sebum production, which can’t be eliminated naturally. This results inflammation and pimples.
🥖🍫 Reduce your intake of refined sugars, such as white carbs and milk chocolate.
🥖🥛Dairy products cause inflammation in the skin. Opt for alternative calcium from foods such as almonds or sesame seeds.
FOR AN ANTI-AGING BOOST
Aging is only 60% genetic; the rest is up to us, so bring on the hydration!
⚡️Eating various oils, fish, and eggs helps with the boost.
⚡️Go crazy with fruits and vegetables that are rich in antioxidants to irradicate free radicals. Cabbage, leafy greens, broccoli, spinach, peppers, peas and blueberries.
⚡️Red fruits like strawberries, raspberries, and pomegranates are super rich in vitamin C, which firms the skin and boosts collagen production. Have them for breakfast or add a bunch to your smoothie.
FOR LESS SENSITIVE SKIN
It gets cold here... um, unbelievably cold. When skin reddens or becomes irritated, we are in need of serious nutrients and a healthy, balanced flora.
❄️ In order to ensure a healthy flora, especially throughout the winter season, we take prebiotics and probiotics. It’s also a good idea to eat fermented foods like cheese, yogurt, kimchi, kombucha, sourdough, soya sauce...
❄️ Colorful fruits and veggies are rich in anti-oxidants, which help protect skin. Consuming 5-7 servings per day of fruits and veggies like tomatoes, broccoli, bell peppers, apricots, and red fruits for at least a month helps skin rebuild its elasticity and resistance to both cold and hot weather.