When we think of skincare, we usually think of what we use to cleanse and moisturize our face and body. Equally important is what we eat and drink on a daily basis, which makes a big difference in our skin health and complexion.
Skin is the body’s largest organ, and composed mostly of protein, lipids (fats), and water. Choose whole foods, from items such as lean meats, poultry, fish, eggs, and high quality whey protein powder, to fuel your body with the building blocks of protein (amino acids) it needs to build healthy skin cells.
Reach for food products that include healthy fats, which can be found in nuts and seeds such as almonds, walnuts, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, flax seeds, and raw shredded coconut. Eating quality plant based fats ensures you have the essential fatty acids required for beautiful skin.
Fish does double duty providing protein and Omega-3 fatty acids for skin health, so including a daily fish oil supplement is a great way to increase your intake of the beneficial Omega-3 fats (EPA and DHA).
Water – most of us don’t drink enough to hydrate our skin adequately from within. Try a new twist on plain water by having an alkaline mineral water or choose coconut water, which is packed with healthy minerals such as calcium, magnesium, and potassium.
Vitamins that enhance glowing skin include Vitamin A, and the anti-oxidants Vitamin C and E. An easy insurance policy for your skin is a good multi-vitamin, which will contain all of these.
Every day we have the opportunity to nourish our body with skin supporting nutrients. Come in to Cambrian and see our wide selection of products that support natural beauty from within.