In the secret to youthful skin, your morning and evening skin routines are only part of the story.
Although genetics play a big part in keeping youthful looking skin, the way you live your life plays a major part when striving to attain perfect skin, giving you the opportunity to make the most of the skin you were born with!
But how? We have some useful Diet Tips to help you boost your skin youth and radiancy…
We’re all aware of the importance of having a healthy, balanced diet to help keep your body healthy on the inside… but similarly, the food we eat also affects how we look on the outside too!
Your healthy diet means that your skin looks healthy and reflects your inner health.
Try introducing a few ‘skin foods’ and vitamins to your diet, to help boost a more radiant, glowing you!
Fatty Acids such as that contained within Omega 3 and Omega 6 help keep your skin hydrated, supple and wrinkle-free. These fats are what your body needs to make cell membranes, hormones, and other body chemicals. Unfortunately Omega 3 and Omega 6 are not fats created by your body, which is why it’s important to eat foods that contain them.
Good sources of Omega 3 can be found in Oily Fish such as salmon, sardines, mackerel, trout and tuna. Good sources of Omega 6 can be found in nuts, seeds, avocados, kale, spinach, wheat germ oil, and mustard greens.
Fresh vegetables contain an abundance of antioxidant vitamins, which all help to nourish the skin and protect it from ageing.
For good sources of antioxidant vitamins A, C and E, make sure to stock up on fresh vegetables such as Broccoli, red and yellow peppers, cauliflower, carrots, spinach and sweet potato.
Berries such as Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries are all superfoods, which are all rich sources of vitamins and minerals. Their supplies of antioxidant vitamins all help to protect your skin from the harmful effects of pollution.
What Vitamins do you need…?
A key ingredient when it comes to the maintenance and repair of skin tissue, Vitamin A is a must -have for your skin. Found in foods such as broccoli, spinach, carrots, squash, sweet potatoes, pumpkin, cantaloupe, and apricots, and in animal sources such as liver, milk, butter, cheese, and whole eggs.
These two clever vitamins help reduce damage to your skin caused by sunlight, smoke and pollution. These are the main causes of damage to collagen and elastin in the skin, which in turn can cause wrinkles and other signs of ageing.
Vitamin E can be found in fortified cereals, sunflower and olive oil, wheat germ, nuts and green leafy vegetables.
Vitamin C can be found in vegetables and fruits, especially oranges and other citrus fruits.
A nutrient that forms the basis of skin, nail, and hair cells, the B complex vitamins consist of 6 different vitamins which come under the ‘B complex’ label, and are considered to be the most important vitamins for healthy skin, hair and nails, as they play a crucial part in cell renewal.
Vitamin B Complex is mainly found in meat and poultry, yeast extracts, dried fruit, dairy produce, nuts, seeds and grains.
So a combination of a nutritious diet, good sleep routines and great skincare products will all help you in your quest for naturally beautiful looking skin.