We all strive for glowing skin, but it sometimes seems so unachievable. Like most things in life it all comes down to food and what we feed our bodies is so often reflected in our skin. So here are a few tips on what to put in, that gets the best out.
Drink green tea
Drinking green tea is known to fight acne and improve skin due to the high anti-oxidants in rich green tea, my favourite is peppermint, try Tea Pigs for amazing, flavoursome tea. Green tea bags are not just for brewing, once cooled they can be applied to your eyes to bring down puffiness or swiped across your face to bring down any redness.
Getting enough water?
I sound like a broken record, but you simply can’t get enough water. The benefits to our skin are just unreal and one of the easiest and cheapest ways to get that glow, by flushing out toxins and replenishing our cells. If plain water doesn’t interest you, why not add fruit? Check out the benefits of lemon water here.
Poached eggs and avocado for breakfast
I love poached eggs on avocado with some sourdough bread in the mornings. It’s not just delicious, but good for your skin too! Avocados are packed with vitamin C and E which helps the skin’s luminosity and also reduces any skin inflammation you may have, while eggs are a great source of protein and they are full of skin clearing selenium (an essential mineral that slows the signs of aging) and provide a source of amino acids which are then used to produce new proteins within the skin cells.
Natural sugar, not processed
I’m talking blueberries, raspberries and strawberries, chuck them on your morning porridge, blitz them up in a refreshing smoothie or mix with granola and greek yogurt. They’re packed with fibre which will fill you up, not only as a low carb snack, but berries have always been known as skin clearing antioxidants, and they taste amazing so what is the excuse!?
My new obsession, I switched from regular white starchy potatoes to sweet potatoes and have never looked back. Not only do they taste insane but once digested vitamin A helps the circulating of oxygen to your skin. Make them into fries, mash, or bake them, delicious either way.
Just think about foods that are natural or grown from the ground, artificial foods and drinks with tonnes of sugar will not give you that clear flawless glow we all desire.