Some foods are better for achieving a beautiful complexion than others. Here’s a simple list of foods which are ageing & those that are great for your skin. Hint: The usual suspects (foods that bad for your face) are on the right 🙂
Dry skin and how to fix it from within:
Are you deficient in fatty acids? You might be if you’re on a low fat diet.
Cutting out oil and fats from your daily diet could be making your skin look dry and dull, something that’s made worse during the cold winter weather; this is mainly because of the wind and central heating. Common signs you may need to up your oil intake include: dry skin, dull hair, soft nails, bumpy skin on the back of arms, dry eyes and poor sleep…
Try eating these foods to help make your skin look and feel better when it’s becoming dry:
Energy is beautiful; Have you got enough of it?
Being energetic and having a lust for life is a beautiful thing. That sparkle in your eye can disappear however if you’re feeling lacklustre and a shadow of your former self!
Feeling drained will always stop you from doing what you want to do and can slow you down. Start the day off pepped up with something delicious like this quick smoothie to give you back your energy and feed your sparkle!
(by @Shahena_Ali, Naturopathic Nutritionist & Naturopath)
You can eat your way to pretty with that tasty chocolate bar!
If you’re a bit of a chocolate addict like me, don’t worry, it’s still okay for you as long as you keep your addiction to the good stuff to sugar-free 70% Dark Chocolate!
In fact, dark chocolate has Flavonols to keep your skin protected from sun damage (shields you from harmful UV rays), whilst Cocoa helps reduce stress hormones, making you feel calm, (this means less collagen breakdown so you have fewer wrinkles!). You’ll also get a vitamin hit of Calcium, Iron, and vitamins C, D, E, A and vitamin B1 from pure chocolate to help repair dry skin.