26 Jul WANT BETTER SKIN? BE RADIANT & GLOW INSIDE OUT WITH THESE TASTY TIPS
It’s no mystery that in recent times, beauty and cosmetic products have been opting out of using harmful ingredients, toxins and chemicals and are instead promoting naturally organic ingredients, for better skin and hair care. For example there are mineral foundations, organic moisturiser, sulfite and paraben free shampoo, vegan friendly lipstick, pink clay face masks, coconut milk conditioner, essential oils fragrance, honey cinnamon body scrubs and the list goes on. Indeed many clinical trials have proven that these natural beauties play an important role in maintaining greater skincare and as a Nutritionist and Health Promoter I am all for the healthy options. What’s more exciting is that most natural ingredients contained in beauty products are plant derived and are edible. So it makes sense that eating high quality ingredients aswell as applying high quality ingredients, provides a double dose of healthiness that will lead to double beauty happiness!
ANTIOXIDANTS ARE ACE
Vitamin A; is converted from beta carotene and is important for eyesight, immune system and healthy skin. When consumed it protects your skin cells from sun exposure. This may help prevent sunburn, cell death and the resulting effects of dry, wrinkled skin. It is very effective in controlling acne and psoriasis . Rich food sources of vitamin A is Red or yellow peppers, Brocoli, Sweet potato, Carrots, Milk and Spinach
Vitamin C; keeps skin, bones and connective tissue healthy, helps heal wounds, prevents infections, absorbs iron from food into the body. It also maintains intercellular matrix of cartilage, bone and dentine and is essential for protein collagen synthesis. A deficiency of vitamin c (ascorbic acid) can cause scurvy, which results in pain areas in the muscles, whole body fatigue, fever, loss of appetite, or malaise, mouth bleeding gums or tooth loss, skin rashes or red spots. Vitamin C is best found in quantities in citrus fruits like lemon, oranges, and guavas. Also tomato, brocoli, carrots and mangoes are high sources.
Vitamin E; As an anti-oxidant it prevents free radical damage to specific fats in the body that are critical for health to naturally slow aging. Targets free radicals, strenthens capillary walls, lessens oxidative stress, nourishes cells and improves blood circulation, which all helps to keeping skin moisturised and repairing skin damage. Avocado, Almonds, Olives, Sunflower seeds, Walnuts and Aloevera drink.