When I mentioned on social media that i was working on the health of my skin this year, and going back to my powerhouse foods to get my rather dull, and breakout prone skin in better health, i had an abundance of messages! So i thought i would try and get this blog out to you all as soon as possible, so that we can start working on our skin health together!
Over indulging with alcohol, and sugary foods can leave you with unwanted breakouts, and a dull complexion. What you eat is just as important as the products that you apply to your skin everyday, so after over indulging, and late nights around Christmas, you tend to find yourself looking at what you can do to get your skin looking radiant again. I have listed my top 5 foods for healthy skin, the powerhouse foods that will boost your skin, and your wellbeing at the same time. Ive tried not to bore you all with long paragraphs of information, and just get straight to the point, because if you are anything like me you just want to know what to eat, and what it will do for your skin.
Blueberries contain even more antioxidants than Green tea!
Antioxidants neutralise the effects of free radicals which damage skin cells, and speeds along skin ageing.
Blueberries contain hormone-balancing properties which helps to clear hormonal breakouts and acne. They also contain anti-inflammatory properties which helps with redness and inflammation of the skin.
Rich In fibre which helps to help clear out toxins.
add a handful of blueberries to your morning porridge or yoghurt to kick start the day"
Full of Vitamin E, which is a powerful antioxidant.
Nuts contain Zinc which helps with the proper functioning of our oil glands, and therefore helps to prevent breakouts. Cashew nuts especially are known for there acne-fighting nutrients.
Defend the skin
Containing vitamin E, Almonds keep the blood vessels dilated and therefore keeps the skin hydrated and defends the skin against dark spots, acne and eczema.
Anioxidant rich with Vitamins C & E
Healthy fats in Avocados are great for moisturising your skin.
Containing Vitamin E and rich in essential oils which is a great all round skin booster. Many people use avocados in there face masks and apply it topically on to the skin.
Rich in Vitamin A which promotes the production of Colllagen. Contains Lycopene which also defends our skin from UV Radiation.
Restore your skins glow
Rich in potassium and Vitamin C which helps restores a healthy glow to your skin, and evens out the complexion.
Protection against Sun Damage
High levels of lycopene can help protect against UV Rays- You will still need your sunscreen though!
Eating cooked tomatoes is superior to eating them raw, as the heat makes it easier to absorb the nutrients'
Oranges contain Vitamin C, an important antioxidant
Prevents Breakouts and scarring
Vitamin A found in oranges speeds up the healing of wounds, prevents scarring and breakouts.
Drys out Acne
The high content of citric acid aids in skin exfoliation and drys out acne.
You can find some more skin tips from me here. I hope you find this blog helpful, and do let me know what you would like me to blog about next.