Nourishing Yourself for Radiant Skin
Not only is it essential to use natural, paraben-free and dye-free products when caring for your skin, but what you eat can be just as impactful. Therefore, when picking out a skincare regimen that works best for you, don’t forget about the importance of nutrition in keeping your skin looking great.
Are you aware that the excess sugar in most junk foods and sodas could be behind those deep, hard-to-extract blemishes? This is because glucose can bond with proteins within our epidermis, making sebum (natural oils) thicker and more difficult to discharge. Furthermore, excessive sodium contained in many processed snacks may leave your skin parched which impairs collagen and elastin production – ultimately resulting in premature signs of aging.
It’s essential to sustain both a balanced diet and skincare practices – after all, healthy skin starts with you! But here’s the great news: You can appreciate what you eat while still maintaining your health.
Personally, I try to adhere to a mostly paleo and gluten-free diet, it is due in part to my knowledge of the significance associated with consuming whole foods. Sadly, many food items containing gluten are filled with processing chemicals and artificial ingredients that can have detrimental effects on our bodies as well as our skin.
By following the Paleo diet, you are essentially consuming only those foods which occur in nature while avoiding processed ones. It may be a good idea to treat yourself with a rice crispy treat or French fries from time to time, but aiming for minimal consumption as part of your effort toward achieving and maintaining a stamina-filled body along with radiant skin is key.
Nothing beats the natural flavors of raw ingredients! I always opt for sweeteners like honey, pure maple syrup or agave nectar instead of sugar. Arrowroot is my favorite thickener to use in sauces and coating meats as it’s sourced from tropical plants. Fresh lemon and herbs are also great additions that take your dishes up a notch.
Did you know that consuming nutritious food can make your skincare routine even more effective? Invest in products that naturally align with a healthy lifestyle for exceptional results. If you are trying to break bad dietary habits or don’t know where to start, focus on simple recipes and make sure to use natural products for the best results. Eating delicious food that is also good for your body does not have to be a challenge. With these tools at your disposal, you can rest assured knowing that what you’re putting into your system is beneficial and nourishing.