zondag 24 augustus 2014

Beautiful Sunday: Food for your Skin

Heyhey lovelies!

So this week’s Beautiful Sunday post is actually an addition to last week’s posts (you can find that one by clicking the ‘Beautiful Sunday’ button above) and therefor is going to be on skincare.
Last week I talked about what kind of products are necessary to use for having a good skin, but I also said there that I don’t really like to use a lot of products on my face. So this week, I am going to talk to you about what kinds of food are good to get nice looking and healthy skin.

First things first (I’m the realist): as you all know, it is very important for your body to eat healthy and drink lots of water. If you try to eat enough vegetables and hydrate your skin with (more or less) 2 liters of water every day, your skin will probably not look too bad. Eating too much junk food has a negative impact on your health in general, so also on your skin. But a lot of people don’t know that there are actually things you can eat that can improve your skin visibly. There are lots of things you can eat that (mostly fruit and vegetables) that contain powerful antioxidants that help to protect your skin from the cellular damage caused by free radicals (free radicals are caused by smoking, pollution and sunlight and can cause wrinkling and age spots). (source)
 I’ve listed my favorite ‘skin friendly’ foods here below, but note that of course you have to live a healthy life in general for your skin to look good (just eating some of these will not magically make your outbreaks go away forever, sadly enough).

1)      Dark chocolate: Cocoa hydrates your skin, making it firmer and more supple. Eating a few squares a day should be enough to improve luminosity and when applied topically, the caffeine in chocolate may temporarily reduce skin puffiness!
2)      Pomegranates: These are packed with polyphenol antioxidants, which fight free radicals and regulate skin's blood flow, giving it rosiness. One pomegranate or a few glasses of juice daily should do the trick. When applied to your skin, the fruits' antioxidants help to smooth lines and moisturize.
3)      Walnuts: These contain omega-3 essential fatty acids, which can improve skin's elasticity. The nuts are also loaded with copper, a mineral that boosts collagen production.
4)      Green tea: Very high in antioxidants, particularly one named EGCG, which is proved to reduce redness.
5)      Avocado: These are a source of antioxidant Carotenoids that provide significant protection for your skin from the environmental damage that leads to fine lines, wrinkles and other visible signs of aging. They also contain good amounts of vitamin C (needed for the creation of elastin and collagen), vitamin E (that assists in preventing free radical damage from oxidizing fats in your skin cells that lead to aging skin) and moisturizing monounsaturated fatty acids, the building blocks of healthy skin.

There you have them, my favorite skin friendly foods. I hope to have helped you a bit! Also, what are your tips on getting healthy skin? I’d love to hear them!

Lots of love,


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