Show Off Your Amazing Skin
Looking good on the outside does not solely depend on what you put on your face.
You can cover up a multitude of sins with good make up skills but at the end of the day, you want to glow from within knowing that you can wake up looking amazing and fresh without all your make up on too!
You Are What You Eat
We cannot overstate the importance of a good diet and a healthy lifestyle. Sure, we all go off the rails once in a while, but the main focus should be on taking care of our insides so that it all shows on the outside.
Below is a short video about the five beauty foods we should eat if we want to have amazing looking skin, hair and nails. It may only be a small adjustment to your present diet, but the difference could be quite substantial.
Eat These Beauty Foods From the Five Groups Below For Amazing Skin :
Found in carrots, pumpkins, sweet potatoes, cantaloups, mangoes and other orange color fruits and low fat daily products.
Vitamin A is a powerful antioxidant that stops the unstable oxygen molecules from damaging healthy DNA skin cells.
Vitamin A can be found in many anti aging products and acne treatments such as Retin-A.
Foods rich in vitamin A include carrots, sweet potatoes, ricotta cheese and cantaloup melons.
Oranges, kiwi fruits, lemons, red and green peppers are all high in vitamin C which is essential for smooth and firm looking skin.
It encourages the growth of collagen, a natural fiber protein that connects and gives structure to taunt and youthful looking skin.
Vitamin C can also be found in all kinds of berries such as strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and also purple plums.
Try taking a supplement of 500 milligrams a day on top of your five a day for maximum benefit.
We all know that we do not hit our fruit and vegetable targets each day!
Whether you take it orally or apply it topically, vitamin E has great healing as well as soothing powers.
Vitamin E helps guard our skin against ultra violet ray damage from the sun and protects cell membranes from free radicals.
It also enhances the function of vitamin C and the two can be found often in anti aging skin care products.
Foods high in vitamin E include almonds, spinach, dried apricots and olive oil.
Omega 3 Fatty Acids
Not all oils are created equal and whilst some can be nothing but trouble, omega 3 is one you do want to have loads of.
Found in oily fishes salmon, sardines and mackerel as well as nuts such as walnuts and flaxseed, omega-3 fatty acids will strengthen the skin’s barrier, protect your skin from environmental damage, and nourish your skin.
Did you know that celebrities have a beauty diet of eating fish only for three days before a red carpet event to make sure they look their best?
Green tea is full of polyphenols that prevents the skin from getting puffy and haggard looking.
It is a very powerful anti-oxidant like vitamin A, C and E.
Replace your coffee or tea with organic green tea twice a day and you will see the improvements in your skin.
We love a green tea latte!
Other Beauty Foods :
On top of our top five above, make sure you stock up on whole grain breads, turkey and tuna for their selenium properties.
Selenium works together with vitamin E to protect skin tissues and cell membranes.
Calcium For Great Looking Nails
Not only will our skin benefit from a healthy diet, our nails and hair will also benefit from good nutrition.
Calcium for example is essential for good, strong nails so eat more low fat cheese, milk and yoghurt (the probiotic variety will ensure your intestines remains healthy, which in turn will make your skin look clearer too, so you have a double benefit).
Zinc For Hair Care
Our hair reflects our health quite clearly too – have you noticed that if you have been ill or have been under stress for a while, your hair looks lank, limp and lack luster? That’s because you have not been looking after yourself internally and your hair is telling the world that.
Aside from the super foods below, make sure you consume foods rich in zinc such as oysters, egg yokes, soya beans and whole grains.
Zinc will stimulate hair growth and help in the absorption of vitamins A and E, ensuring a healthy and shiny mane.
Eat beauty foods from the food groups above, drink lots of pure water and get plenty of rest. These are the best beauty secrets to having amazing skin!