Spring is here, with longer days and milder temperatures. It seems we’re looking forward to getting rid of the thick coats and wool sweaters …
Although we do it all year, this is an important moment to pay more attention to the care and appearance of our skin. And maybe it’s because soon we’ll start to show it off with less clothes.
Of course beauty treatments, natural products and extra care are important, but the really essential starts inside you.
If you want to have a beautiful skin, eat for it.
Ann Wigmore, one of the pioneer holistic health experts in the United States, has stated that the food we eat may be the safest and most powerful type of medicine or the slowest form of poison.
The skin, the largest detoxification organ in the body, responds differently depending on the circumstances. You can have a glowing skin or a red and inflamed skin, depending on what you eat.
It is clear that if we want a beautiful skin the first thing we have to do is to focus on the diet. The skin works very hard as a detoxification organ for eliminating the bad from our bodies and absorbing the good.
Supporting this process becomes critical for the healthy balance of the skin and the overall health.
Focusing on the health of skin means eating fresh seasonal foods, without chemicals or toxics, unprocessed, foods with more antioxidants (those that fight inflammation in our body) and less toxins and free radicals (a trigger of inflammation in the body).
These are some foods to improve health, appearance and texture of the skin.
Whenever I talk about food I mention the topic of hydration since it is of vital importance. In fact, dehydration changes the appearance, touch and function of the skin.
Drink plenty of chlorine-free water throughout the day. Ideally, it should be taken at room temperature, even in summer.
Omega-3 fatty acids.
Healthy fats rich in essential fatty acids play an important role in the production of hormones, help with the uptake of micronutrients and maintain balanced levels of insulin that are also key to healthy skin.
According to researches, eating a greater amount of healthy polyunsaturated fats (which contain the Omega-3) improve the function and increase the hydration of the skin. Even people with severe acne have noticed a great improvement, or even their total disappearance with the intake of Omega-3 fish oil capsules.
The Omega-3 serve to fight against inflammation throughout the body, as well as on the skin. When there is an omega-3 deficiency we know that it can cause dermatitis.
It has been discovered that having a higher omega-3 content in the body helps prevent collagen destruction that occurs with aging, smoking and sun damage.
Other studies have shown that when people supplement with omega-3 as part of a healthy diet, signs of aging in general are reduced. That translates into fewer wrinkles, less dryness and less thinning of the skin.
You can find the valuable Omega 3 in foods such as avocado, coconut oil, seeds, nuts, linseed oil and protein sources with high fat content such as wild salmon, mackerel, herring, sardines, anchovies and cod liver.
There are also numerous Omega 3 supplements in fish oil capsules that are very easy to take.
I can assure you that the increase of Omega 3 in your diet will make you have a more beautiful and shiny skin, I have confirmed it.
I love it, I’m a true fan. Cabbage Kale (or any other green vegetable) is one of the best ways to get the necessary dose of a group of nutrients that absorb and neutralize free radicals. These vegetables provide vitamin C that help to firm the skin.
The berries are known for their high content of antioxidants, minerals, carotene and fatty acids. They are also full of vitamin C essential for the production of collagen. They also help balance the good and bad bacteria of the intestine by acting as a natural prebiotic fiber.
I add Goji berries to any infusion or tea, and they are delicious.
Super Infusion of Beauty for a Radiant Skin:
You can mix a couple of tablespoons of nettle leaves, plus two tablespoons of red raspberry leaves and one of Goji berries in a large glass jar, add boiling water and cover for two or three hours. Ready to go drinking during the day.
This simple mix is great for skin, hair and nails. Since it is full of minerals, vitamins and antioxidants.
From the beta-carotene of the Goji berries, the large amounts of B vitamins from the nettles, to the abundance of minerals in the red raspberry leaf. Wonderful!!
Almonds are a great source of fat-soluble vitamin E. The barrier function of our skin, which consists of a layer of healthy lipids (fats), requires vitamin E to function. Aside it is an antioxidant that helps to neutralize free radicals, fights inflammation, favors the growth of skin cells and can treat wrinkles, spots and dry skin.
This is only the first part of the Radiant Skin operation. Remember that changes always begin inside you.