Skin Superfoods - Top Tips for beautiful skin
Spring is just around the corner! The sun is getting warmer, the flowers are starting to bloom and our skin can rejuvenate after the harsh winter frost. Cold weather can make our skin dry and itchy but we can protect our skin and feed it from within.
What you eat really can make a difference to how your skin looks and help reduce the signs of ageing.
As well as wholesome food, it is important to make sure you stay hydrated. The fact is that skin is an organ, and just like any other part of the body your skin is made up of cells. And skin cells, are made up of water. If your skin is not getting the sufficient amount of water, the lack of hydration will present itself by turning your skin dry, tight and flaky. Dry skin has less resilience and is more prone to wrinkling.
According, to the British Nutrition Foundation it is recommended to drink 8 200ml glasses a day. This may seem a lot but your body is two thirds water so you can see how important it is to stay hydrated and healthy. Otherwise, you can start to feel tired, get headaches and it may affect your wellbeing.
Here are some foods that are great for skin health: -
Apricots – Contain Vitamin C, E, Zinc and copper which is good for maintaining healthy skin.
Peaches and Nectarines – Both are good sources of vitamin C, an essential component in the body’s production of collagen. They are also a good source of the antioxidant lutein, which helps fight free-radical damage and supports healthy skin.
Kiwi fruit – Vitamin C contributes to the formation of collagen and hastening the repair from sun and wind damage.
Blackberries – they are a great source of the antioxidant ellagic acid, which can help reduce damage done to the skin from over-exposure to sun. Ellagic acid also prevents the breakdown of collagen, the “scaffolding” that supports firm skin and prevents inflammation.
Broccoli – Contains abundant pantothenic acid, beta-carotene, and sulphur compounds, all of which encourage great skin. It is also rich in vitamin C, which aids the formation of collagen and helps to repair damaged tissue.
Cabbage – Contains vitamins C and K, and antioxidants that protect the skin from free-radical damage. Its sulphur content may be useful in healing acne and eczema.
Watercress – Rich in sulphur, which aids protein absorption, blood purification, and cell building, and promotes healthy skin and hair.
Carrots – In addition to beta-carotine, lutein, and lycopene, carrots contain silicon, which promotes healthy skin.
For an extra boost Wild Nutrition has a great supplement called Hyaluronic acid. It is clinically proven to reach the skin surface. Found naturally in skin and connective tissue, it is used to retain water within the second layer of the skin. Hyaluronic acid when present in the body supports skin looking soft and supple. For more information on this product visit http://www.wildnutrition.com/hyaluronic-acid
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