Our top foods to promote a healthier skin complexion
'We are what we eat' - When it comes to the secret of great skin, changing our diet can, at most times, have a greater and more long term result.
Here’s our pick of the top ten food choices that can help your skin glow brighter and more beautiful.
Eggs are best known for protein, which is especially needed for collagen production (which is a big anti-ageing plus). The yolks in particular, are the most beneficial as they’re full of skin clearing selenium, zinc and protein, among other vitamins. Selenium and zinc are great for problematic acne as well as ezcema.
Not only do these taste amazing, but they are great for your skin as they are omega rich and known to be a strong source of vitamin E, which works to boosts the skin’s vitality and achieving that 'glow'. Vitamin E is also a fantastic sun blocker, helping to protect the skin against the sun's damaging UV rays.
No, water isn’t technically a food, but it’s the oldest trick in the book, and the easiest way to keep your skin gorgeously glowing. Water helps with a healthy metabolism, which will in turn keep skin healthy and glowing. Try swapping your usual cup of tea or coffee for a herbal tea such as green tea (we prefer green tea with mint as this helps with the bitter green tea taste). Our top secret is to drink a cup of warm water first thing in the morning. You will start to see a difference after a week.
Popeye was onto something! Spinach is packed with skin-clearing antioxidants, and filled with fibre too, which is great for staving off hunger pangs. PLUS the water in spinach effectively penetrates cell membranes, making the skin plumper and less wrinkled.
Our favourite has to be pumpkin seeds. They are great to toss into salads and can be slightly roasted to add flavour. Pumpkin seeds are full of zinc which protects cell membranes, helps maintain collagen, and promotes skin renewal.
Keep these close by and have a handful (watch portion control) as a snack on the go. Brazil nuts are great due to the high content of selenium which helps preserve elastin, a protein that keeps skin smooth and tight. It also helps helps protect skin against environmental damage and promotes general good health.
There you have it, our top foods for a glowing skin complexion from the inside.
Do you have any other foods you eat which make a difference in your skin?