How To Eat Your Way To Younger, Healthier Glowing Skin
Maintaining young healthy glowing skin requires nourishment from both the inside and out. If you are deciding to get non-surgical facial treatments, incorporating some highly nutritional vitamin-rich foods into your diet will help achieve optimum results.
It won’t just make every day taste better but you can rest assured you’re body is getting what it needs so you can look your absolute best.
Eat your way to healthier radiating skin by adding these 3 foods into your favourite recipes. They are affordable, super easy to use, versatile and can be found in any good supermarket.
Fresh salmon is an absolute gold-mine when it comes to superfoods. Whether you like it smoked, baked, pan-fried, or in a California sushi roll the benefits of salmon are scientifically proven to benefit overall weight, healthy brain function, and radiating skin.
Salmon is jam-packed with amino acids and the essential fat; Omega 3. There are various kinds of amino acids; the body even naturally produces some of them. However, the body does not produce essential amino acids. They work against free radicals throughout the body that creates wrinkles and dull colourless skin. Incorporating a 150g serve of quality salmon into your diet 2-3 times a week will help slow down the natural ageing process, provide 61% of your daily protein needs and keep your skin smooth and plump.
2. Olive Oil
Olives are ancient superfoods. Originally adored in Mediterranean cuisine for centuries, olives and olive oil surely made their impact on western cuisine in recent decades, having cemented their place in every Australian pantry as a household staple.
Cold-pressed extra-virgin olive oil is a beautiful mixture of flavour and vital nutrients. Olive oil is not just a practical skincare remedy but it is incredibly versatile. It can be used as salad dressing, a finishing drizzle on your favourite dishes or as a dip for some fresh crusty sourdough.
Each tablespoon of olive oil contains 9.85 grams of monounsaturated fats. Monounsaturated fats naturally lower dangerous cholesterol levels in the bloodstream, helping prevent heart disease and stroke. They also boost levels of vitamin A and vitamin E in the body that assist the cell rejuvenation process. The high-fat content means you need to use it sparingly – but getting the right amount of healthy fats into your system is a priority for your diet and your skin.
Tip: Olive oil is best used cold as it loses its monounsaturated fats in the heating process.
3. Coconut Oil
For centuries millions of people around the globe have lived by the coconut. The coconut really is heavenly food. Coconut water, shredded coconut, coconut flour, coconut sugar, coconut milk, coconut cream – whichever way you enjoy your coconut, you’ll find a unique health benefit in each variation.
Coconut Oil is nature’s gift for your skin. It contains monounsaturated fats, anti-fungal & anti-bacterial elements that help in treating acne, keratosis and even eczema when applied topically. (Always seek medical advice if suffering from skin infection or disease).
It can also be used as an intensive moisturiser and even make-up remover. After a hot shower, lather your skin with a generous amount of coconut oil and leave it on overnight. Do not go into the sun lathered in coconut oil!
A lot of make-up removers contain alcohol, chemicals and a mixture of oils that can be harmful to your skin, especially when used on a daily basis. Coconut oil is a natural and cheap alternative. Simply soak a cotton ball in the oil and press onto the eye for 15 seconds before gently wiping away make-up. You’ll be nicely surprised at how well it works.
Unlike olive oil, coconut oil can stand rancid heat. This means that all the healthy monounsaturated fats will still be there after you’ve used it to bake roast or fry -making coconut oil one of the healthiest oils to cook with.