Have you invested in top, quality, organic skin care only to find you’re still not getting the results you’re after? Before you give up on your skin care habits and invest in organic makeup instead, you may want to examine your diet.
That’s right, your food choices may be to blame for lackluster skin.
It may seem hard to believe that the foods you eat everyday can be linked to the appearance of your skin, but your internal health and the health of your skin is more closely tied than you realize.
In this article we will share just 3 ways an organic lifestyle can help you finally achieve the skin of your dreams!
Water keeps you skin dewy and plump
Many of us think that dry skin can be solved by investing in a rich, hydrating lotion or oil, without realizing that hydrated skin actually starts on the inside.
If you aren’t drinking enough water, or are drinking sugary lattes and frappuccinos, then your skin is likely to be dry, dull and less than radiant.
Sugar saps water out of the cells and can even break down collagen, contributing to aged skin so keep this in mind next time you hit up your local starbucks!
Aim to drink at least 2 liters of water a day. If it’s chilly out then sip on herbal teas, or if you want to cool down, but water just isn’t your thing then add some fun ingredients to spruce it up, like lemons, cucumbers, berries and fresh mint!
Antioxidants fight off free radicals for more youthful looking skin
A rainbow of fresh fruits and veggies are key to healthy, youthful skin thanks to their rich concentration of antioxidants, which help to fight off free radicals that can speed up the signs of aging.
Be sure to fill your daily diet with an array of different antioxidants like grapes, blueberries, red berries, leafy green vegetables, sweet potatoes, and green tea. Smoothies are a great way to add heaps of greens and berries without having to munch on salads 3 times a day!
Healthy fats keep the skin glowing for days
Fats are truly the key to glowing skin, because not only do they add a deep dose of hydration, they also help to reduce inflammation for a clearer, more even skin tone.
Our favorite plant based fats include avocado, coconut oil, hemp seeds and nut butters, but if you aren’t vegan then we highly recommend also eating oily fish like salmon or sardines at least 3 times a week for a potent boost of healthy fatty acids.
These are just three ways an organic diet can benefit your skin.
Good skin comes down to more than just the products you choose to apply, it’s a fine balance between awesome products, organic, healthy foods and an active lifestyle that helps to keep your blood flowing and your stress levels under control.