There is a lot of buzz lately around skincare, everyone wants to know the next miracle cleanser or moisturiser to make your skin glow but what most people don’t know is that there is a cheap and more effective way to radiant and youthful skin. While some of these products work its a bandaid solution and things like acne are likely to re-occur because the underlying cause is hormonal imbalance or reduced immunity. To correct this you need to fix the root cause, which is your underlying health and these are a few anti-inflammatory foods that I include in my diet that have kept my skin healthy and glowing.
Vitamin C rich foods.
Vitamin C is the holy grail of all nutrients that’s why you find it in most skincare products, it helps to support the immune system and to fight inflammation. The best source berries and citrus fruits. It is also key in producing collagen which is the protein that gives our skin elasticity.
At boarding school we used to have beans and cabbage every Friday for lunch and that was the worst meal every week, I dreaded it, so I have always thought beans were for the poor but come to find out legumes have the richest sources of fibre er, zinc and selenium which are all essential in regulating your hormones and ensuring a glow in your skin. Add lentil soups and bean curries to your diet for a healthy skin glow.
Healthy Fats and leafy Greeens
Healthy fats such as avocado, olive oil🫒 and oily fish can act as a natural moisturiser for your skin keeping your skin looking young and radiant. You can also focus on omega 3 rich foods like chia seeds, flax seeds and other nuts, if you eat meat you can add salmon or tuna fish to your diet. Dark leafy greens like spinach and kale contain folate and vitamin E which are all great for skin health. You can incorporate avocado on toast and also in your salads.
For skin to stay supple and radiant it needs a lot of moisture, the best way you can hydrate is by incorporating green juices, herbal teas and water. Aim for 2 to 3 cups per day of tea and 6 to 8 cups of water. To make it more interesting flavour your water with cucumber, lemons or fruits for that exotic flavour.
The best investment in your skin and health is your diet. Invest in good food before skincare for lasting results and then add skincare as needed, Follow my instagram and tiktok to see a breakdown of some of these skin healthy recipes.