7 Tips for Radiant Glowing Skin from a Nutritionist

You can buy all the skincare products in the world, but if your diet isn’t in check, girl your skin could be toxic.

Our skin is our largest organ and it makes up 16% of our body weight. Not to mention, it's in the front line, being exposed to toxins, direct sunlight, and produces the visible effects of what we put into our bodies – as our skin can be a major point of where our body eliminates toxins.  

Beauty really does start from the inside out, bringing the real meaning to you are what you eat.

Your energy is too epic for that to not shine through your skin too, boo. Here are our 7 go-to tips to absolutely rock a natural glow.

 

  1. Vitamin A
Vitamin A influences the skin by playing an important role in cellular rejuvenation. Lack of vitamin A may lead to rough, dry, scaly skin, and premature aging.  To increase your vitamin A intake, eat a diet rich in organic leafy greens, carrots, beef, sweet potato, pumpkin, and eggs. 

 

  1. Stay Hydrated!

Your body is made up of 60% water. Meaning hydration is key for overall health and filtering through toxins that you have ingested or your skin has become exposed to. Your kidneys can eliminate between 20-28 litres of water per day but at a maximum of 1 litre per hour. To assist with your body's natural filtering processes, constantly drink filtered water throughout the day to assist with hydration and add a pinch of Himalayan salt to 2 glasses a day to assist with natural electrolyte balance which will assist in keeping your skin hydrated. 

 Try a warm glass of water first thing of a morning with lemon to assist your body in eliminating any internal toxin exposure from the previous day/night and to stop those toxins from becoming blockages in pours seeping out to bleaches on your skin.  

  1. Zinc

Zinc is the best bud of Vitamin A when it comes to your skin. Zinc is responsible for transporting and increasing the level of vitamin A in the blood which is why it has a positive effect on acne. Together they are essential for cell production. Zinc is also responsible for wound healing, protects against UV radiation, and has anti-inflammatory effects. Foods with the highest levels of zinc are animal proteins such as liver, beef, and seafood or plant proteins such as pumpkin seeds and nuts.  

  1. Vitamin E

Vitamin E protects the body's cells from damage caused by free radicals. Using Vitamin E oil topically protects the skin from damage caused by the sun and other environmental factors. It has been shown to reduce wrinkles and keep your complexion young. When choosing skincare look for Vitamin E oil in the ingredients.  

  1. Use/Eat organic where possible

Organic fruits, vegetables, deodorants, make-up, hair, and skincare is very important when it comes to overall health longevity and anti-aging. The fewer chemicals you are exposed to when it comes to your internal and external environment the better. Produce sprayed with pesticides or that have been genetically modified is believed by dermatologists to fasten the aging process. When shopping for your fruits and vegetables choose organic, where possible, and get to know your local farmers and the products that they use to grow their plants.  

  1. Collagen peptides
Did you know that the collagen that keeps us looking young and wrinkle-free dramatically reduces after the age of just 25! Studies have shown that injecting type 1 & 3 collagen peptides can reduce visible fine lines and wrinkles on the skin.

It’s why we included it in Wednesday Cleanse Day. Studies have shown that results of regularly taking collagen peptides for skin can be seen within 4-8 weeks.

 

  1. Look after your liver
Your liver is your body's primary organ for detoxification. When the liver is overloaded with toxins, the detoxification process becomes slowed and this is when we can start to experience symptoms such as poor digestion and breakouts. Keep your liver happy by consuming a range of antioxidants. Load up on colourful fruits and vegetables. Intermittent fasting can also help with liver detoxification as it gives your bodies digestive process a break. And some time to catch up processing the rose from the weekend. Did you also know that our pretty pink drink is loaded with antioxidants and prebiotics to keep your liver happy?