Written By Natali Ivasiv
People all over the globe are spending billions of dollars on skin and hair-care products every year, and don’t even realize that it comes down to lifestyle, rather than how much you can afford to spend on products. Beauty is only skin-deep, but the importance of healthy skin goes a lot deeper. Here are some tips to boost the Beauty of Your Skin and Hair!
Nourish Your Body
The foods you eat can be powerful tools to increase your beauty as well. Most people choose foods based on how many calories it contains and how it will affect their weight. But foods can also improve your skin, nails and hair, as they simultaneously increase your health. Nourishing your skin begins from the inside with the foods you eat.
Here are the Top Superfoods for Gorgeous Skin and Hair:
1. Red and Green Vegetables
Orange-red vegetables are full of beta-carotene. Your body converts beta-carotene into vitamin A, which prevents cell damage and premature aging. Studies have shown that eating foods with these deeply colored pigments can make your face actually look healthier than being tanned.
This low-profile berry was ranked number one in antioxidant activity by the U.S. Department of Agriculture compared to 40 common fruits and vegetables. The antioxidants in blueberries protect you from premature aging, so add half a cup to your yogurt or cereal every day.
The benefits of nuts — especially almonds — have to do with antioxidant activity. Vitamin E fights skin-aging free radicals, and also helps your skin hold in moisture.
You don’t need to eat cupfuls of walnuts to enjoy their many benefits: smoother skin, healthy hair, brighter eyes, and strong bones. Get your daily dose of nutrients like omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin E by eating a handful by themselves or throwing some in your salad, pasta, or dessert.
This leafy green vegetable is rich in nutrients and antioxidants. Spinach is loaded with lutein, which keeps your eyes healthy and sparkling. Spinach is also a good source of vitamins B, C, and E, potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, and omega-3 fatty acids.
Hydration is important for glowing, healthy and beautiful skin.
- Drink plenty of pure water throughout the day
- Drink Green Smoothies, which are really hydrating and have a lot of enzymes and nutrients from the fresh fruits and vegetables.
- Eat a lot of raw foods that contain their own water, like salads containing lots of brightly colored vegetables.
- Avoid caffeine and alcohol, which are dehydrating.
Feed Your Skin from the Outside-In
You may not realize this, but a large portion of the toxins you’re exposed to on a daily basis comes through your skin, not just through what you put in your mouth. Your skin is actually the largest organ of your body, and it’s highly absorbent. So it’s important to use natural components for your skin. The following five extraordinary food-based ingredients are both safe and effective:
- Organic Shea Butter
- Virgin Coconut Oil
- Jojoba Oil
- Palm Oil
- Aloe Vera Juice
These ingredients individually and synergistically contribute to softer, smoother, moister skin, without taxing your body with potential toxins.
And now I want to share with you some of my favorite beautifying drinks, which will increase the beauty of your skin, hair and nails from the inside out!
Check the recipes for your beautifying drinks here :