Fresh, glowing and radiant skin is always in! But achieving clear skin is often easier said than done. With what can seem like hundreds of skincare products on offer, overcomplicating your skincare routine is a trick many fall victim too (and easily).
Well #boostbabes, it is time to strip skincare right back and de-complicate the situation. Like so many aspects of health, skincare starts in the kitchen. With a plethora of whole foods proving to be potent sources of nutrients, the secret to clear skin could be hiding in your fridge.
Keep reading as we dish out (pun intended) the 5 superfoods that will do your skin wonders.
Turmeric is seriously way too underrated when it comes to skin health.
Its killer anti-inflammatory properties will help calm skin conditions like eczema & rosacea and aid in reducing redness from blemishes.
This orange spice will also work to combat acne thanks to its antibacterial benefits. The natural antiseptic in turmeric helps to keep bacteria from spreading; clear skin is just around the corner!
Add turmeric into your daily diet by tossing through roasted vegetables, adding it to scrambles/frittata, blending into smoothies, or even making turmeric, lemon tea; the possibilities are endless!
These little balls of flavour are more than just a tasty snack; they’re a natural anti-ager for the skin. Jam-packed with antioxidants, blueberries combat free radicals produced through sun exposure. These free radicals are detrimental to your skin long term, as they speed up the ageing process.
Blueberries are a fantastic addition to any breakfast (cereal, porridge, smoothie, etc.), sprinkled in salads or frozen for a healthy dessert alternative. So what are you waiting for? Get munchin’ on those bluebs!
3. Kiwi Fruit
Did you know that a kiwi fruit has almost double the amount of Vitamin C than an orange? What’s more, eating just two of these furry fruits a day provides well over your daily Vitamin C goal - can we get a #superfood?
Vitamin C plays a significant role in skin health as it is the backbone of natural collagen production in the body. Collagen is the protein responsible for skin elasticity, contributing to wrinkle-free, tight and radiant skin!
Kiwis make easy grab-n-go snacks or the perfect accompaniment to any smoothie creation. You can also eat the skin (if you’re feeling brave); it’s where extra nutrients are hiding!
Now before you give us an almighty eye-roll, we aren’t just pimping out açai because it’s totally #ontrend at the moment; it’s actually fantastic for your skin. Among all of the Omegas, Omega6 is one of the most vital for skin health.
Lucky for all you açai bowl fanatics, açai is extremely rich in this nutrient!
Omega6 is a powerhouse when it comes to reducing inflammation in the body. This will aid in reducing redness and acne.
The fatty acid chains in the Omega nutrient are also a key component to supple, plump and radiant skin, with its natural fatty acid chains aiding in the retention of skin’s elasticity.
So what are you waiting for? Grab that açai bowl you’ve been holding out for. Your skin gives you full permission!
5. Activated Charcoal
The best way to describe how AC works is to liken its effects to that of a sponge. Activated charcoal readily soaks up and absorbs unwanted toxin particles. These toxins bind to the activated charcoal, and once the charcoal is removed from the body, the toxins are less likely to be absorbed.
When relating this back to skin health, activated charcoal can help draw out the matter causing skin issues such as acne and blackheads, purifying the skin, leaving a flawless complexion behind.
Add activated charcoal into your diet through powders in smoothies or in products where activated charcoal has been added such as bread or pasta.
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