Lotions and potions aren’t always the way forward when it comes to your skin. What we eat makes a big impact our face. It’s time to eat your way beautiful girls!
You want Blemish-Free Skin
Do Eat – Zinc, this supplement is essential in wound healing and healthy cell renewal. It’s a key aspect nutritionally for acne sufferers who are often deficient in Zinc. Eat more spinach, pumpkin seeds and raw cacao too.
Don’t Do It – Stay away from greasy and processed foods which can cause blood sugar spikes and hormones to over-produce oil resulting in clogging pores. Experiment with cutting back on diary products too as some people find their sensitivity to dairy can show itself in the form of blemishes.
You Want a Brighter Complexion
Do Eat – Vitamin E, it is essential for retaining moisture and protecting against free radical damage, so include it in your daily diet. Eat more goji berries or by add wheatgrass and barley grass to your juices. Also increase your skin’s own SPF, lycopene, to prevent pigmentation. It’s found in red fruit and veggies.
Don’t Do It – Alcohol is a big no no! It soaks up your glow and dehydrates you. A congested liver from a build-up of toxins (i.e. alcohol, caffeine, sugar and processed foods) can show up in the form of dark circles under your eyes too and you do not want that look girlfriend!
You Want to Reduce Lines
Do Eat – Vitamin A. Moringa powder, which you can add to your juices, soups and sauces, contains this key anti-ageing vitamin which is vital for cell-turnover. This superfood is also packed with amino acids, are essential for the connective tissues and keep the skin smooth, elastic and strong – they are the building blocks, the part of the cells which gives it its structure.
Don’t Do It – Sugar. The white stuff is notoriously ageing as it accelerates the process of glycation, which ages skin by making our collagen and elastin brittle.
You want Plumped-Up skin
Do Eat – Vitamin B3 (or niacin) is key for the skin’s healthy barrier protection, keeping moisture in and irritants out. Moisturise your skin from within by eating avocado which contains B3 as well as Vitamin E, Vitamin C to help promote collagen growth and plenty of the skin plumping good fats.
Don’t Do It – Caffeine. As well as potentially dehydrating the skin it can also make your skin look uneven and pores more apparent. Have a green tea instead which is filled with antioxidants.