With the change in season and the move towards cooler weather, it is important for us to respect our bodies and our skin and refresh our day to day rituals.
Start your beauty from the inside out routine using amazing foods that are readily available and contain a tonne of nutrients, phytochemicals and enzymes that work synergistically to keep us looking and feeling healthy!
Clear Skin Foods
Winter is on its way and it’s a great time to build up those immune defenses and think about what you are including in your diet and how it might affect your skin!
The perfect beach snack for summer, and packed full of skin goodness including magnesium, Manganese, calcium, and selenium all essential for skin health.
Add some trial mix such as Brazil nuts, pumpkin seeds and also some almonds to your day to day regime for clearer skin!
The water from coconuts are great natural hydration and also contains potassium which is an important electrolyte. We all know skin needs hydration so coconut water is great for the skin!
Perfect food at your disposable! Not only are these packed full of nutrients they are perfect for clearing skin! They are super high in anti- oxidants and if you can’t get your hands on fresh why not add a couple of spoons of acai berry blend to your morning porridge!
Tomatoes in salad, tomatoes in juice and perfect for our skin. As well as being rich in Vitamin C, it also helps aid collagen production which means… looking younger J
Bitter foods such as Kale, dandelion all wake up your digestion which might have been in hibernation from winter, a good digestion = good skin!
Nutrients for Clear Skin
Selenium is a powerful mineral that is responsible for maintaining skin firmness. Foods high in this goodness is tuna, walnuts, brown rice and onion.
Omega 3s – EFAs are responsible for skin repair and skin durability like flexibility. Our bodies don’t produce these so it’s important we have enough sardines, flaxseeds chia seeds and also oily fish like salmon to get these.
Zinc- is imperative for skin health, it helps with wound healing. To have glowing skin it’s important to have pumpkin seeds, ginger and mushrooms.
Having a wholefood regime, and proper hydration will really keep you glowing from the inside out, as they say beauty really does begin in the belly!
Jess Blair is an Australian Naturopath and Nutritionist who recently moved to Auckland with her young family. She prides herself on education and making realistic health changes for you and your family. Jess has two young boys, works and studies so she knows the importance of feeling your best at all times.