The phrase ‘you are what you eat’ has never been more true than when it comes to having radiant skin! When it comes to getting that glow, nothing compares to that well rested, well-fed glow that only comes from eating pizza and watching Netflix. Hang on, that’s not right… We meant from a good nights sleep and eating your fruit and veggies!
Fatty fish – many skin conditions such as acne, eczema and psoriasis are caused by inflammation. Fatty fish is the ultimate solution to calming the redness and irritation you see with these, because these fatty fishes such as salmon actually help to make the anti-inflammatory compounds in your body that combat these issues! Fish for dinner it is.
Walnuts – walnuts are packed to the brim with nourishing fats, that actually attract moisture from the air to sooth your dry skin, meaning they’ll be you dry skin babes new best friend. These healthy fats also reduce skin inflammation, and help to protect the skin against UV rays, essential now that the weather’s getting warmer!
Orange coloured foods – orange foods like carrots, sweet potatoes, and even mangoes, are all given their colour by a little something called beta-carotene. Beta-carotene is an antioxidant that builds up in the skin, helping to reduce inflammation and protecting the proteins in our skin that keeps it supple (hello anti-ageing!).
Onions and garlic – onions and garlic, while they may not be the key to a great first date kiss, are DEFINTELY the key to great skin! Both are rich in sulphur, which is sometimes known as the ‘face lift’ nutrient. It helps skin cells hold their shape by strengthening fibrous strands in our skin, leading to overall reduction in wrinkles and sagging. Having to pop a mint after lunch is definitely worth it…
The good news is, introducing these foods into your diet is super easy, since you babes probably eat many of them most days anyway! A handful of walnuts makes a great protein packed skin-saving snack, and carrot sticks paired with hummus or tzatziki are an old favourite for a reason.
Happy eating babes!