Make your skin glow!
Make Your Skin Glow!
Here's a Few Ways to Make Your Skin Glow, Without the Need for Face Masks or Products!
1. Eat lots of Vitamin C rich foods - Vitamin C does a lot for our skin. It makes it look younger & clearer as well. It also works wonders for our teeth, gums, cells, & internal organs such as our lungs. So while giving us younger and clearer looking skin, it also does a lot for our bodies! You can find Vitamin C in lots of tasty fruits such as oranges, kiwi fruits, blueberries & strawberries.
2. Get enough omega 3 & omega 6 - Omegas 3 & 6 actually do more for us that we realise. Omega 3 is a particularly good skin conditioner. It keeps your skin soft, moist and strong; making sure you look radiant all day long! Also for you smokers out there, your skin prematurely ages when you smoke. By boosting your omega 3 & omega 6 intake, you will really see the effects of smoother skin and it really will glow! Omega 3 can be found in oil rich fish; like herring, salmon, tuna, eel & trout. Omega 6 can be found in sunflower & corn oils.
3. Eat lots of sulphur rich foods - Sulphur is a little known hero for our skin. It helps with the production of Keratin, which is a protein which helps produces healthy hair and skin. Sulphur also helps produce Collagen, also a protein that is found in the skin. Sulphur keeps your skin looking smooth. It's found in garlic & onions which we all eat mostly everyday!
4. Eat lots of Vitamin E rich foods - Vitamin E is a warrior so to speak in our skin. It helps to destroy damaged skin cells, therefore preventing the development of skin cancer. Vitamin E is also an anti-oxidant, internally and externally, so it protects against UV radiation from the sun & other free radicals from pollution, smoking and stress. Vitamin E can be found in almonds, hazelnuts, avocados, & pine nuts.
5. Eat plenty of Zinc rich foods - Zinc is vital for our skin. It helps to repair damaged tissues and heal wounds. If our zinc intake decreases, our healing time increases. Zinc has also been proven to help fight acne, skin sores and minor wounds. Pretty amazing huh? Zinc is also keeps our skin soft and supple. Zinc can be found in wheatgerm, pumpkin seeds, oysters & sardines.
6. Eat lots of Vitamin A rich foods - Vitamin A is also important for healthy glowing skin. It keeps our skin looking young, and is vital for our vision. As we get older, our vitamin A intake should increase, as this will help our skin from looking quite so old. Vitamin A can be found in eggs, carrots, milk, & liver.
7. Eat plenty of Iron rich foods - Iron keeps your skin looking clear, and improves your skin tone. This means that your skin will have even colouration all over and have less spots! Iron is found in dried apricots and sesame seeds. Although Iron is also found in chocolate, too much chocolate will actually break you out even more.
8. Drink plenty of water - We've all heard of this one! Try and get your 8 glasses of water a day, this will flush out toxins in your body.
9. Get plenty of all types of Vitamin B - All types of vitamin B help your skin maintain a healthy glow. Vitamin B-2 is particularly good for your skin. If you have a lack of vitamin B-2 in your body, this often leads to oily skin, scaly and peeling lips and lesions. By boosting your intake of Vitamin B, you can prevent these! Vitamin B is found in beef, cheese, eggs and marmite.
Remember ladies, don't expect an overnight change. It will take a good 6 weeks before you begin to notice a difference in your skin, as this is how long it takes new skin to emerge to the surface. Don't be put off though by a mere 6 weeks, when at the end of it, your skin will be glowing!