Beautiful skin that glows and vibrantly screams “healthy!” We all want it. But healthy skin does not happen overnight. It takes work, planning and a budget. I know, sounds like building a house, right? You’re allowed an eye roll here only if you’ve got baby soft skin that needs no effort. Everybody else, pull up a chair.
Plan for it? Isn’t that a bit much?
Depends on how you look at it. I plan for healthy skin because I want to feel good about myself. I want my brand to speak for itself wherever I go, and good-looking skin is a big part of that. Healthy skin says just that. Healthy.
Food, or Estee Lauder? Surely I can get healthy skin from a bottle, no?
Well, you can try. Both, I say. But remember this. Food gets broken down into nutrients that end up in the circulation, traveling everywhere and into the layers of the skin as well, of course. This means we have to give the skin the nutrients it needs to glow; the necessary building blocks.
Eating healthy can be a real trial if you lead a busy life. It’s often easier to order in, or grab a pack of fast food, but it gets easier if you have your eyes set on a goal. Like healthy skin.
Okay, tell me something I don’t know. I’m all ears.
Well you’ve heard most if not all of it. But the gospel of good nutrition for healthy skin has to be preached over and over and over, until all God’s people are glowing fabulously and oozing good health. So here we go again.
1. Start your day with a glass of water. This rejuvenates your body and helps flush out toxins. Rehydrate through the course of the day.
2. Cut out fizzy drinks from your diet. The occasional soda is alright but if you find yourself always popping a can of diet this or a can of that, then you know it’s time to form a new, healthy, kind-to-skin habit. Excessive sugars are not good for skin, cut out refined sugars from your diet. energy bars are big culprit for some people too, so it’s better to carry fruits, nuts, and other healthier snacks.
3. Add antioxidant rich foods to your diet. Pawpaws, Kale and spinach contain antioxidants, as well as carrots and pumpkins. If you don’t like the taste of kale try mixing it with foods that mask its taste. Have you tried a kale omelette? The boyfriend made it once and I was skeptical at first but it turned out surprisingly good. You could also juice these vegetables and just have yourself a glass of healthy goodness.
4. More fruits, more vegetables, the more colourful the better. For guidance think rainbow. Fruits and vegetables of several colours.
5. How much alcohol do you consume? If you take quite a lot and are into weekend binges, note that it could be raging you. Not only is alcohol dehydrating but too much of it and the body quite evidently takes a beating, your skin too of course.
Start today, future you will thank you!