Summer may be winding down, but there’s still time to get your glow on! Plus, if you’re like us and you’ve been spending a lot of time in the sun, your skin may be in need of some extra TLC.
Most of us have been conditioned to think that healthy-looking skin comes with a strict skincare regimen full of night creams, day creams, and countless special serums and masks. While we believe that these things are important (side note: don’t put anything on your skin that you wouldn’t eat), real glowy skin really comes from the inside out.
The food that you eat becomes the building blocks for healthy skin. Vitamins, minerals, and amino acids are all needed for healthy skin. If you’re over-indulging on sugar, dairy, processed foods, alcohol, or sugar, it’s going to show in your face.
Want healthy, glowing, ageless skin? Follow these tips:
The hot summer months are ending, but your body needs lots of water to feel and look great, and there’s no better facelift then from hydration! We recommend drinking at least half your body weight in ounces of water throughout the day.
We also swear by drinking warm lemon water first thing in the morning. The water hydrates and plumps up your skin, while collagen-boosting vitamin C from the lemons helps to fight those nasty little free radicals associated with aging and wrinkles.
Did you know that eating fresh fruits and veggies also helps you stay hydrated? Incorporate more watermelon, cucumbers, radishes, celery and spinach into your daily diet to “eat your water.”
Omega-3 fatty acids contribute to healthy cells, which help your skin rejuvenate more quickly, protecting you from wrinkles and sun damage. They also can help to reduce inflammation and acne. Our bodies can’t create these fatty acids so it’s essential you can get enough of them from your diet.
Some foods rich in Omega-3s are salmon, halibut, chia seeds, flaxseeds, and walnuts. Including these regularly in your diet can make your skin glow! If you need meal ideas, try our Herbed Sockeye Salmon, Chia Pudding, Nut Free Joy Balls, or Baked Balsamic Cod.
Dark leafy greens are hands down our favorite food group. They’re also loaded with beta carotene – a powerful antioxidant that helps repair and renew your skin. So if you want a skin-kissed dewy glow, drink a green juice or green smoothie every single day.
Dark leafy greens also alkalize the blood, helping you reduce inflammation and eliminate pesky toxins.
Now we’d love to hear from you. Are you ready to have the best skin ever? Do you struggle with acne or premature aging?
We’re here to help and our next cleanse is right around the corner. Join us here and you’ll be glowing in no time!
With love and healthy glows,