Skin Foods: How to Eat Your Way to Good Skin | BodyCo

by Andrea Young

HEALTHY SKIN IS A LIFESTYLE
There are many aspects of healthy skin, beyond your daily skin care products.
Sleep, drinking enough water, working out all play a vital role in healthy skin, just as eating your #skinfoods.
These are foods that have skin-loving nutrients. They essentially feed the skin from within. 
So what foods are good for your skin?
Vitamin A: One of the few vitamins that causes a physical change at a cellular level. It is necessary for cell function, but we can very easily become deficient in Vitamin A due to UV exposure. ***IF YOU ARE PREGNANT it is said that you should cut down on Vitamin A, make sure to talk to your doctor for more information on foods to avoid. Some foods rich in Vitamin A:
  • Liver
  • Sweet potato
  • Pumpkin
  • Carrots
  • Squash
  • Kale
  • Goats cheese
  • Apricot
  • Eel

Vitamin E: We all know this is GREAT for our skin. It has hydrating and healing properties, works as an anti-inflammatory AND is an antioxidant (so many wins!). 

You'll find Vitamin E in:

  • Wheatgerm and sunflower oil
  • Almonds
  • Hazelnuts
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Kale
  • Avocado
  • Sweet potato
  • Tomatoes

Vitamin D: Necessary for 'beautiful looking skin'. It increases elasticity and bounce, minimises acne, stimulates collagen production, reduces the appearance of lines and dark spots, and generally enhances the skins radiance. 

Find Vitamin D in:

  • Supplements
  • Tuna
  • Salmon
  • Eggs
  • Soya milk
  • Fortified orange juice

Vitamin C: Our bodies are not able to naturally make Vitamin C, so we are fully reliant on food sources to supply our needs. It is a potent antioxidant & regulates collagen production - hello plump, younger looking skin!

Find Vitamin C in:

  • Red and green peppers
  • Kale
  • Strawberries
  • Kiwi
  • Citrus fruits
  • Tomatoes
  • Dark leafy greens
  • Cauliflower
  • Pineapple (also contains bromelain, a digestive enzyme that will help in the breakdown of foods).
  • Mango
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Herbs (parsley, thyme and basil)

Essential Fatty Acids: Essential for a reason- the body needs them to function!

Omega 6:

  • Leafy vegetables
  • Peanuts
  • Grains
  • Seeds
  • Vegetable oils
  • Meat

Omega 3:

  • Salmon
  • Mackerel
  • Mungo beans
  • Edamame
  • Linseeds
  • Walnuts
  • Hazelnuts
  • Flaxseed
  • Wheatgerm

Antioxidants: Essential to fight against oxidation and free radicals, having the ability to at least delay the natural ageing process. Antioxidants protect the collagen and other skin cells. 

Antioxidant food heroes

  • Goji berries
  • Blueberries
  • General fruit and vegetables
  • Tomatoes
  • Tumeric
  • Thyme
  • Ginger
  • Cranberries
  • Kidney beans
  • Dark chocolate (win)
  • Pecans

 

It is not always easy to achieve a balanced skin-diet, so taking supplements is also an option!

As you may know by now, we formulate our skin care products using natural, quality ingredients, inspired by many of these skin foods. 

Eating a balanced skin-diet in conjunction with BodyCo Skin Care products, you really can reap all the benefits to achieve healthier, glowing skin. 

Much love,

BodyCo

xx

 

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