Some people just seem to have a radiant glow about them, whether it’s shiny hair or healthy vibrant skin. Here we thought we should share some diet secrets and outline some of the best foods to include as part of your healthy diet to achieve the vibrant, ‘healthy skin look’. What’s more, many of these products can also be mixed to double up as body scrubs and face masks, so consider this your natural beauty shopping list!
Almonds are a great source of vitamin E, which is one of the most important nutrients if you want gorgeous, healthy skin. Almonds also contain a fabulous enzyme called catalase, which can help to prevent hydrogen peroxide from building up in your hair follicles – a process that can cause your luscious locks to turn grey!
Avocados can help to keep your skin hydrated, and they’re a super source of essential fatty acids and antioxidants that can help to combat the effects of damaging free radicals. By including avocados as part of your healthy diet your skin will appear smoother and healthier looking.
We all know that UV rays from the sun can cause skin damage; blueberries are a tasty treat that you should incorporate into your healthy diet plan because they contain high levels of anthocyanins, powerful antioxidants that can help to protect us from the effects of UV exposure.
Including plenty of fish in your diet is a great way to help promote natural beauty and healthy skin, because it contains lots of essential fatty acids (EFAs) and peptides. These essential nutrients provide valuable support for skin structure, so serve up a yummy fish dish today!
Green leafy vegetables
Tasty and full of nutrients, green leafy vegetables can help to promote healthy skin by combating the signs of ageing. The nutrients contained in this type of food help to keep the skin hydrated and retain its elasticity.
Green tea is a great alternative to caffeine-packed tea and coffee. Its high levels of antioxidants will help to protect you from sun damage – one of the biggest threats to healthy skin.
Seeds are a good source of vitamin E which helps to keep your hair and skin healthy and in good condition. Sunflower and pumpkin seeds also contain high levels of zinc, which can help skin conditions such as acne, rosacea, psoriasis and eczema.
By incorporating strawberries into your healthy diet, not only will you get a delicious treat, but you’re also giving your body a great boost of vitamin C, which is vital for the production of collagen, helping skin to stay supple and healthy, thickens hair and helps your nails to stay strong.
Another fabulous addition to your healthy diet and natural beauty regime, sweet potatoes contain carotenoids, a fabulous pigment that can help to protect your skin from UV damage. Sweet potatoes also contain beta-carotene, which is converted by the body into vitamin A. Vitamin A is an essential nutrient for maintaining healthy skin and repairing the damage.
Virgin coconut oil
Coconut oil is easily absorbed by the skin and has great smoothing and soothing properties. Perfect for dry, rough skin, coconut oil can offer relief to sufferers of eczema and psoriasis.
By taking some simple steps to include these foods in your diet, your skin will soon have a healthy glow and a radiance to make all your friends jealous. Why not add to your shopping list along with a selection of our nutritious and delicious foods to look good on the inside and out?