We all want healthy skin. No debate here, but, the journey to beautiful skin goes far deeper than just getting that golden tan. Real glowing skin comes from deep beneath the skin tissue. To achieve real glowing skin means turning your skin care routine into a 24 hour practice. Not only should we put on that sunscreen, exfoliate regularly, and hydrate but we also need to take into consideration the type of food we are eating. This is the true secret to healthy looking skin.
So, I present to you a list of ingredients to add to your shopping list if you’re looking to shed that old tired looking skin and reveal a brand new glowing you!
- Ravishing Red
Eating more red fruits and vegetables helps one fight those harmful UV rays and free radicals thanks to its super ingredient; Lycopene.
A few ingredients you can add to your shopping list now are tomatoes. This is a versatile fruit that you eat at supper, dinner or breakfast. You can even start getting your daily dose of pink grape fruit which will not only give you glowing skin but it will also start tackling any unwanted cellulite. If you are not into the sour taste of grapefruit then you can rather opt for a sweet juicy watermelon which is great for a summer breakfast or even a healthy desert.
- Simple Whites and Greys
Not only are whites and greys essential for any wardrobe but should also be stocked in your fridge. For healthy skin one needs to keep their immune system functioning properly and foods such as cauliflower, onions, mushrooms and garlic help the immune system fight infections, keeping the immune system strong.
- Violet Varieties
Eating foods which contain the pigment purple in them can help your skin for many various reasons. One being the obvious, they are rich in antioxidants. Another important ingredient found in these foods is a variety of polyphenols which act as anti-inflammatory. Purple foods contain a very important molecule known as resveratrol. Resveratrol as anti-aging properties promoting healthy aging.
Foods with purples hues are beetroot, blueberries, olives, figs, cabbage and plums.
- When life gives you Lemons…
Make lemon juice! Toxins and healthy skin do not go together unless you are adding a lemon or two to flush those toxins out. I would recommend doing this as a daily morning ritual before you reach that coffee. Not only will it leave you feeling refreshed but looking fresh too.
- The Lean Green Juicing machine
Green vegetables contain the magical anti-aging ingredient; Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) which has a high concentration of antioxidants. Green foods also contain anti-inflammatories properties which can assist in decreasing under eye circles and red blotchiness. Let me also mention the vitamin K content which is essential in aiding the process of blood clotting. It has great skin healing properties helping some skin conditions and also bruises, stretch marks and spider veins.
I would recommend stocking up on spinach, kale, cucumber and lemon juices or simply adding a side of freshly steamed garlic and spinach to your dinner.