We all know there is no ‘quick fix’ or a magic fountain to rely on, but the food we consume and how we treat our body can prevent or even slow down the aging process. Just like you body requires nutrients and all the help it can get to fight off infection and illness, your skin also requires all the right tools to fight the aging process and keep your skin healthy. Nutrients assist this process by helping cells replicate which results in more energy. Unhealthy foods, toxins, lifestyle, high levels of stress and low-nutrient eating plans don’t help slow down the aging process. By staying in tune with your body, getting enough sleep, balanced exercise, avoiding bad chemicals and applying healthy skin treatments with herbal ingredients, will enrich your skin. Here are 5 important tips you can follow to keep that golden glow:
Dehydration is not good for your skin, your body and skin requires moisture to function optimally. The instant you’re dehydrated, it will take a toll on your skin, causing it to look dull, flaky, saggy and loose.
Antioxidants are great.
Antioxidants are the best resource your body has to fight disease and aging by reducing damage and inflammation. Inflammation is a leading cause of wrinkle formation.
Keep your plate of food colourful.
Different nutrient-rich foods we eat neutralize free radicals and the damage they cause to our cell structure. You need to consume the widest variety of antioxidants you can to fight off the different kinds of free radicals. Think about what colors you’ve missed throughout the day, and try to incorporate them into your next meal.
Eat food that promotes healthy skin.
Focus on the 12 foods that are known to promote healthy skin.
4.1 Fatty Foods
Fatty types of fish, such as salmon, contain omega-3 fatty acids that can reduce inflammation and keep skin moisturized. They’re also a good source of high-quality protein, vitamin E and zinc.
Avocados are high in beneficial fats and contain vitamins E and C, which are important for healthy skin. They also pack compounds that may protect your skin from sun damage.
Walnuts are a good source of essential fats, zinc, vitamin E, vitamin C, selenium and protein — all of which are nutrients your skin needs to stay healthy.
4.4. Sunflower Seeds
Sunflower seeds are an excellent source of nutrients, including vitamin E, which is an important antioxidant for the skin.
4.5. Sweet Potatoes
Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of beta-carotene, which acts as a natural sunblock and may protect your skin from sun damage.
4.6. Red and Yellow Bell Peppers
Bell peppers contain plenty of beta-carotene and vitamin C — both of which are important antioxidants for your skin. Vitamin C is also necessary to create collagen, the structural protein that keeps your skin strong.
Broccoli is a good source of vitamins, minerals and carotenoids that are important for skin health. It also contains sulforaphane, which may help prevent skin cancer and protect your skin from sunburn.
Tomatoes are a good source of vitamin C and all of the major carotenoids, especially lycopene. These carotenoids protect your skin from sun damage and may help prevent wrinkling.
Soy contains isoflavones, which have been shown to improve wrinkles, collagen, skin elasticity and skin dryness, as well as protect your skin from UV damage.
4.10. Dark Chocolate
Cocoa contains antioxidants that may protect your skin against sunburn. These antioxidants may also improve wrinkles, skin thickness, hydration, blood flow and skin texture.
4.11. Green Tea
The catechins found in green tea are powerful antioxidants that can protect your skin against sun damage and reduce redness as well as improve its hydration, thickness and elasticity.
4.12. Red Wine
Resveratrol, the famous antioxidant found in red wine, may slow your skin’s aging process by impairing harmful free radicals that damage your skin.
Limit your sun exposure.
The most direct way we cause damage to our skin, is prolonged and continuous exposure to the sun. Small amount of exposure produce vitamin D and is beneficial to our bodies, but too much exposure will damage and age your skin dramatically. Remember sunscreen and sunglasses and ensure your treat you skin with a good moisturiser after exposure to the sun.
Mzuri Pure Beauty supply a range of skin care products that can assist in giving you healthier and more vibrant skin. Follow the healthy approach above and Mzuri Pure Beauty will add the Herbal approach. Together you are assured that healthy golden glow.