We all know that skincare can only go so far, it is also about what you put in your body that helps our skin look its best. Super skin starts with water, water and more water, but when it comes to fruits, veg and protein what are the best ones? Well I have done the research for you, so for glowing spring skin read below:
Watermelon: It’s 92% water, so it is perfect to keep your skin hydrated and plump. It also contains vitamin C which is amazing for collagen production, reducing inflamation and keeping skin supple
Berries: Such as blueberries, strawberries and raspberries are full of antioxidants (blueberries being the winner here) as well as vitamin C again.
Kiwis: Chocked full of vitamin C – if you don’t already get it, Vitamin C is VERY good for your skin!
Leafy Greens: Packed full of B vitamins as well as many other nutrients and vitamins which all aid in reducing inflammation and clearing the skin, the winners are Kale and Spinach – take a handful of each, a lemon, half an orange, half a cucumber and a splash of olive oil, juice and you have a tasty (yes trust me) nutritious, skin cleansing drink!
Sweet Potatoes: Now not a veg that springs to mind when I think skin, but sweet potatoes contain beta-carotene (a natural inflammatory) which helps heal and prevent acne.
Carrots: Yes they also help you see a night, but carrots are high in Vitamin A which prevents the over production of cells in the skins outer layers
Tomatoes: Now tomatoes contain lycopene which is known for its anti-aging properties, but all the goodness of a tomato is actually better absorbed when they are cooked or processed, so tom juice is the way forward here!
Avocado: We all know this is a skin saver and a super source of vitamin E. It also contains the good old vitamin C to help reduce inflammation
Salmon: Just a 3oz serving (around the size of the palm of your hand) 2 – 3 times a week is all you need to get clear and glowing skin from salmon thanks to it being rich in omega-3 fatty acids and zinc
Almonds: Such a good nut, a small handful a day will help protect your skin and keep it glowing due to vitamin E, potent antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids
Flaxseeds: Another amazing source of omega-3 fatty acids to keep that skin glowing. Add a sprinkle wherever you fancy, cereal, salads, smoothies!
If you want to get deeper into good food check out Madeline Shaw, a qualified nutritional health coach with a passion for making tasty, healthy food exciting and understandable. I found her a few months back now and am hooked on her advice as well as cooking up her tasty recipes.
Get your skin glow on!