Eat Your Way to Glowing Skin
For as many serums, creams and treatments that you apply to your skin, at the end of the day: you are what you eat. Filling up on sugary snacks and sodas will do nothing positive for your skin, but you know that, right? Here are five things to incorporate back into your diet to help you eat your way to better skin.
Don't let the word fat automatically scare you off! These EFAs (essential fatty acids) are packed with omega-3s and omega 6s to keep your skin hydrated properly and looking younger and plumper. Nuts like cashews, avocados and salmon are a few easy ways to start getting more EFAs into your diet!
Antioxidants are everywhere, so you have no excuse for not adding these into your diet. Vitamin A, C and E rich foods are easy ways to add antioxidants into your diet. Try fruits and veggies like spinach, mangoes, sweet potatoes and blueberries!
Grains can get a bad rep, especially with the rise of gluten-free friends you probably have. Say no to white bread, pasta and rice because those are high in sugar and can spike your insulin. Filled with fiber, whole grains are the way to go to aid digestion!
Also packed with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties, spices are an easy way to kickstart your metabolism for the day. Try small additions like adding cinnamon to your coffee and chili powder to your eggs for a morning boost.
Thankfully, I've never been a soda drinker, so water has and always will be my go-to drink (aside from coffee and wine of course). Not only does water re-hydrate your body, but it flushes out the toxins from your body and skin, so it works hand in hand with all of the above food options! I love my S'Well bottle because it's easy to carry in classes and to the gym.
Just because you change up your diet doesn't mean you need to throw out your favorite serums and topical medications, but you'll see a difference with time!