You are what you eat
You’ve heard it before, “you are what you eat” but this is especially true for your skin because what you put into your body is reflected in your complexion.
As we age, skin tends to appear duller and lose it’s glow. As early as 30 years old, you may notice that your skin doesn’t appear as dewey or fresh as it once did. The skin is the body’s largest organ, and as with the rest of your body, the skin is affected by your diet and lifestyle choices. Luckily there are a range of foods that give your skin the glowing boost you need! Our experts agree that making the conscious and regular decision to add the following to your diet can help visibly restore your glow.
1). Green Tea :
Originating in China, Green Tea has a warm place in the hearts around the world. This power drink has been linked to an increased metabolism, lowered cholesterol and increased blood flow. It is also bursting with antioxidants which will help your skin look healthier and dewey.
2). Almonds :
Snacking on almonds throughout the day doesn’t just help curb hunger but almonds deliver a large boost of essential fatty acids and vitamin E. Essential fatty acids aid in plumping the skin and hydrating it, while vitamin E works to brighten the complexion. For those who suffer from dry skin, almonds will also give you a surge of hydration. Keep a bag of almonds handy when craving a healthy snack and glowing skin.
3). Radishes :
These root vegetables are a staple in the French diet, whether served on a Crudités tray or before dinner with butter (yes butter!!). Radishes are considered a beautifying food as they are rich in vitamin C and sulfur. Also worth mentioning, the skin can appear lighter after eating radishes as they are known to have a brightening effect.
4). Oranges :
Citrus, oranges in particular, are a great source for vitamin C. Also known as ascorbic acid, vitamin C fights off colds and gives a boost to the immune system. We use ascorbic acid in our MESO-GLOW but eating them regularly will also keep you looking younger and fresher. Dr. Bernard Sillam also agrees with the importance of vitamin C in a healthy diet and explained that “Vitamin C helps improve the absorption of vitamin E and iron in the body”. Which in turn gives you glowing radiant skin.
5). Romaine Lettuce :
While Romaine may not be the most nutritionally dense green (heard of Kale?), when it comes to vitamin A you can’t beat it ! Our experts explain that a handful of romaine leaves provide the body with over 100% of your daily required vitamin A intake. After All, we have vitamin A to thank for regenerating the skin and promoting cellular turnover. As well, the potassium that romaine lettuce gives helps boost oxygen by providing circulation.