These are my three tips every woman needs to know to have healthy, glowing, beautiful skin naturally, by protecting, renewing and nourishing the skin through the foods that we eat. By using these tips you could save hundreds, maybe even thousands of dollars in treatments, creams or even surgery.
1. Eat Foods Rich in Antioxidants
Antioxidants will protect against the damage caused by free radicals and can even reverse the effect of this damage. Most of us are exposed to these unstable oxygen molecules daily through pollution, the effects of the sun and cigarette smoke.
Some of The most common everyday foods we eat that contain antioxidants are:
Fruits: blueberries, strawberries, citrus fruits, apricots, Acai berries, tomatoes.
Vegetables: Spinach and other leafy greens,cauliflower, broccoli, Sweet potatoes, green and red peppers, squash, carrots.
Other Sources: Nuts, grains, Soy, Olive oil, fish and fish-liver oil, chicken, red meat, eggs, red wine.
2. Drink 8-10 Glasses of Water a Day
Anti-aging experts agree that to have healthy skin one vital ingredient is water. As a whole we do not drink the amount of water daily to keep our largest organ, the skin, hydrated. The skin becomes dry, has a parched look, looses its ability to retain moisture and will feel tight after washing.
The first thing you have to do is get into a habit of drinking water, many of us just forget to drink, and don’t know the real signs of your body becoming dehydrated.
If you are thirsty you are already dehydrated, one thing I do is take a bottle of water with me everywhere I go so I can drink when I want to. When I started doing this people noticed the difference in my skin, within a week I had work colleagues saying I had a healthy glow and what moisturiser I was using, They were shocked when I told them I was just drinking water regularly throughout the day.
So get into the habit of drinking 8-10 glasses of water a day, not only will your skin look and feel wonderful you will have more energy and feel healthier as a result.
3. Include Vitamin C, A, E and B in your daily intake for beautiful skin
Last but not least, to have beautiful healthy skin we need certain vitamins. Lack of these vitamins can make skin lifeless, blotchy and dull. A number of studies reveal that certain vitamins and minerals, when taken internally, can positively influence skin appearance and beauty.
Here are some vitamins that can help make your skin healthy:
Vitamin C: A deficiency in this vitamin can cause wrinkles and skin discoloration, as the skin ages we need more of this vital vitamin to help maintain the skins elasticity.
Ingesting foods with a high concentration of Vitamin C will help achieve healthy skin by forming new collagen.
Here are some healthy, whole food sources of vitamin C: Oranges, Strawberries, Grapefruit, Tomatoes, Sweet red peppers, Brussels sprouts, Broccoli, Cabbage and cantaloupe.
Vitamin A: This vitamin prevents dryness, wrinkles and aging of the skin and is essential to keep the skin’s elasticity.
Vitamin A can be found in: Meat, Cheese, Milk, Eggs, carrots, squash, broccoli and spinach.
Vitamin E: This vitamin help to reduce damage to the skin from the sun and restores moisture to skin as well as slowing down the aging of skin cells. It is an effective way to reduce wrinkles and make the skin look and feel smoother.
Vitamin E can be found in: Soybean, wheat germ, Oils and margarine from corn, Nuts, sunflower seeds, Peanut butter, Spinach, Kiwi, Mango and Tomato.
Vitamin B: From the vitamin b complex, the most important for healthy skin would be B vitamin biotin.
B Vitamin Biotin can be found in: Bananas, eggs, oatmeal, peanuts and rice. The body also produces biotin.
So If you want to achieve healthy, glowing, beautiful skin naturally without the costs of all the creams and surgery, just follow these simple steps:
1: Eat Foods Rich in Antioxidants.
2: Drink 8-10 Glasses of Water a Day.
3: Include Vitamin C, A, E and B in your daily intake for beautiful skin.