So why would a skincare company want to tell you about the best food for skin? We believe that CARE is an essential part of our skincare range. Using quality products, like ours, is vital to keeping the skin healthy, but it’s also important to nourish your body with a good quality diet as well. Put these foods in your shopping basket, and you’re guaranteed to give your beautiful skin a boost.
Best Food For Skin: Superfoods
Some of the best food for your skin are seasonal fruit and vegetables. Forget going to a drive-through when you want something on the run. Instead, reach for nature’s most magnificent fast food when you’re peckish, fruit. Good to eat on-the-go, there’s no excuse not to be able to incorporate some form of fruit into your daily diet, and with the amount of benefits fruit possesses, you’ll want to pile your plate high with them.
Where do we begin? We could write a thesis on the benefits of olives for the skin! Great for the skin, when used both externally and internally, learn more about our hero ingredient here. Extra Virgin Olive Oil is ideal for cooking, as a dressing for the salad and an alternative to butter.
A regular serving of mixed berries, such as blueberries and blackberries, is an excellent antioxidant for your skin.
Antioxidants help to maintain good skin health, to reduce premature ageing and damage from the environment and the sun. A serving of berries 2-3 times a week with yoghurt or cereal will help you stay young, fit and healthy!
Avocados are rich in healthy fats and phytonutrients that offer remarkable benefits to human skin both when eaten and when used topically. A good source of biotin, avocados help to prevent dry skin and brittle hair and nails. Replace your traditional sandwich spread with avocado and watch your waistline shrink and your skin glow!
Seasonal vegetables are full of not only nourishment for your inside, but they’re also full of antioxidants which make them great for your outside! Spring vegetables in particular, including Asian greens, spinach, and silverbeet, spinach. Spinach and other green leafy vegetables, such as broccoli, are full of antioxidants.
Colourful Fresh Produce
When you’re planning your meals, think fresh and lots of colour! Meals with a variety of lots of coloured foods are not only beautiful, just like a rainbow, but this will also ensure you have a good range of nutrients in your diet. Vitamins and minerals, such as vitamins A, B, C, are essential for maintaining good health both on the inside and outside.
For non-vegans, try for 3 serves of fish per week for skin that gleams and beams with goodness … especially if you have dry or sensitive skin, eczema, psoriasis. Deep sea fish have an abundance of essential fatty acids, loved by your skin and whole body. Not such a friend of fish? Take a good quality fish oil or vegan flaxseed supplement instead. Essential fatty acids are anti-inflammatory and help to hydrate the skin.
Brown Rice and Grains
Zinc, not the colourful face paint from your childhood, is essential to incorporate into your diet as it helps keep you healthy both on the inside and out. Zinc assists in cell renewal and repair, blemishes keep your skin, hair and nails healthy and assists in the. Foods high in zinc include brown rice, whole grains, pumpkin seeds, oysters, beans.
Aside from drinking eight glasses of water per day, green tea is one of the most skin-friendly beverages around. Green tea contains an impressive storehouse of polyphenols (high in antioxidant activity). Aim for 4 cups throughout your day in place of 4 cups of water.
We also use a range of superfood ingredients in our skincare to add that nutritive boost! Do you have any foods that you swear by for fresh looking skin? Share with us below!