Ok, ladies and gentlemen. Confession time. We spend hundreds, if not thousands of dollars each year on beauty products that claim to make us look younger, or that will give us fresh, glowy skin. And yes, these potions and elixirs will keep our skin hydrated and protected, but we also need to look at what we feed our skin. Think about it. What we put in our bodies isn’t just fuel that keeps us moving; it also has a significant impact on our overall health and well-being. This month’s blog is all about the role proper nourishment plays when it comes to maintenance of your skin. So, grab a glass of water and a healthy snack and let’s get this party started!
A Rainbow of Color
And we’re not talking Skittles, my friends. Fruits and veggies really do capture every color in the rainbow. Plus, they are pack full of antioxidants, which is just what your skin needs. Beta-carotene,
vitamin C, E, and A are the top nutrients that can help repair damaged skin. So next time your reach of a not-so-healthy treat, consider a delicious piece of fruit or a cup of veggies instead. These choices will make your body and complexion happy.
Macro & Micronutrients
When you think of macro and micronutrients, you’re probably not thinking about your skin. Still, these two superpowers work together, creating a balanced diet, giving your body (including your skin) precisely what it needs. But what exactly are macro and micronutrients? Macronutrient fuel your body through carbohydrates, proteins, and healthy fats, while micronutrient is the vitamins and minerals your body needs to stay healthy. A combination made in beauty heaven!
Bring on the Omega-3’s
Daily, we are exposed to pollutants and external toxins, which can leave your skin dull and dried out. Consider adding Omega-3 Fatty Acids into your diet to keep the outer layer of your skin healthy and robust. Supplements are a fantastic way to boost your Omega-3 intake or consider adding more fish (especially salmon), walnuts, and eggs into your food routine.
The Benefits of Supplements
Let’s face it; we all live hectic lives, which means we don’t always make time to feed ourselves healthy, nutritious goodness. But don’t sweat it! You can still get exactly what your body and skin needs through the right supplements. According to MBG Lifestyle, some of the best vitamins and minerals for your skin include:
- Vitamin E
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin D
We recommend looking for a multivitamin or supplement that consists of all of the minerals listed above, but before you start taking anything, consult your doctor.
So there you have it. A handful of tips to keep you healthy and happy! Keep in mind, changes to your diet can take some time before you see results (anywhere between 3-12 months), and as mentioned above, always consult your doctor before making any drastic changes to your lifestyle. Happy eats!