Glowing skin is a direct reflction of what your internal health is. What you consume is just as if not more important than pricey serums and face creams. Many foods can actually be dehydrating for our skin like processed foods and foods high in sugar.
Micronutrients play a huge role in skin health and also defend against dermatological disease. What are mircronutrients? Like proteins, carbohydrates, and fats, micronutrients (Vitamins and minerals) are just as critical for good health and development.
In a world filled with fast and processed foods it is critical to eat micronutrient rich foods daily especially for good skin health.
Not all salmon is created equally. When shopping for salmon have you ever noticed the varitation in color? Astaxnthin is what gives salmon its natural beautiful pink hues. Farm raised salmon is typically fed pellets of artificial astaxanthin and injected with dyes to keep the color brighter for longer.
Wild salmon is packed with vitamin b12, vitamin D, and is a great source of omega 3 fatty acids. Omega 3 fatty acids act as a natural moisurizer from the inside out. If you suffer from dry skin incorporating more omega 3’s into your diet will keep your skin glowy and mosturized.
Kimchi is a korean staple made of fermented cabbage, spices, and fish sauce. Kimchi is made traditionally in a clay pot and put into the earth to ferment for 15-20 days. Fermented foods are incredible for good gut health which has a lot to do with good skin. Kombucha is also an excellent fermented food for getting your glow-on.
You can find kimchi at your local health food stores or asian markets. I am literally so obsessed with kimchi that I will eat it straight up out of the container but it is also delicious on ground turkey, fish, and eggs.
Collagen is responsible for skin strength and elasticity. These two components are key for a glowing complexion. As we age it is important to supplement collagen into your diet to keep skin healthy and strong. Collagen production is rapidly reduced by sun exposure, smoking, and a diet high in sugar so keep that in mind next time you grab a sugary treat. Vital proteins collagen peptides are sourced from grass-fed pastured raised bovine. You can add it into your morning coffee or smoothie for your daily dose of collagen.
Many foods can actually trigger a hormonal response in the body causing those pesky out of the blue breakouts. If you are prone to acne breakouts staying away from these foods will help to keep your skin healthy and glowing.
Stay away from:
- Processed foods (cookies, cereal)
- Cows milk (Milk can cause inflammation)
- Fast food
- High glycemic foods
- Starchy foods
- Hydrogenated oils