To achieve glowing skin, it all happens with a nutritious diet and happiness. Apparently, genetics play a small 10 – 20% of variation in skin ageing, the rest is up to our diet and skin care routine.
A few tips for glowing skin are:
Tuck into lots of fresh, colorful vegetables as they will hydrate the skin, reduce toxic load on the skin and provide vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that our body needs to keep our skin strong, supple and youthful looking. Veggies are a great source of fiber and alkaline nutrients. Try to balance your diet with 70% alkaline foods and 30% acidic foods to keep your body healthy and be able to absorb nutrients efficiently.
Enjoy lots of essential fatty acids, antioxidants and vitamins. Great sources of essential fatty acids that are great for our skin are; Avocado, Mackerel, Tuna, Salmon, Olives, Nuts & Seeds, Chia seeds, Flax seed oil or superior fish oil supplements. These delicious foods will help return moisture, improve suppleness and resilience to your skin.
Cell repair, skin, muscles, ligaments, bones, blood vessels and enzymes are predominately made from high quality protein. If we do not eat a wide variety of good quality of protein our body will break down the pigments of our skin, causing dry, dull and thin skin with poor healing qualities.
Avoid sugar, fried foods, cordials and soft drinks. Instead, juice up some carrots to absorb their nutritional vitamin A content. This nutrient helps to regenerate skin cells and cleanse the liver. An optimally functioning liver is essential for glowing skin.
For extra dry skin a few different supplements can be a great help to give your body the boost it is asking for especially a good source of omega 3 EPA/DHA.
Exercise! Move your body for a minimum of 30 minutes per day.
Drink lots of Water. Our bodies are made up of 70% water. If we become dehydrated it can interfere with digestion, memory and cause our skin to become dry, flaky, dull and prone to premature ageing. Drink at least 2 litres of pure water daily.
Enjoy organic, Green Tea regularly.
Minimize coffee and alcohol as these are diuretics which can dry and age the skin.
Apply a hydrating moisturiser to lock moisture into your skin, the Revitex moisturiser contains three powerful hydrators - Pro-vitamin B5, Sodium PCA and Glycerin. Perfect for Winter!
Calcium is essential for our skin. Good sources of calcium are; almonds, sesame seeds, small bones of tinned sardines and salmon, parsley, kale, spinach, onions, watercress and dairy products that contain acidophilus, the friendly bacteria that assists digestion. Avoid fermented cheeses and cheddar as they can disturb your digestion and bloat your tummy.
Good Digestion is essential for absorbing all the nutrients from your nutritious food. A rushed meal on the run and not chewed properly encourages poor protein digestion and bloating.
Hormones which are beautifully balanced will help make your skin glow with radiance.
Chilling Out! Regular exercise, yoga and deep breathing throughout the day will reduce stress, lower cortisol levels and improve your sleep. Sleeping well is very important for reducing the aging process.
Smiling on the inside with true happiness and gratitude is always a winner for helping our skin glow.
Nicola Makim is a highly qualified nutritionist and naturopath. With sixteen years of health experience and extensive study, internationally, Nicole is also the owner of Makim Wellness, Noosa, QLD. She is passionate about helping others live their life to their fullest potential. The foundation of all her health advice begins with the nourishment of nutritional food. Nicole uses holistic and evidence-based approach. Her extensive qualifications include: Advanced Diploma Naturopathy, Advanced Diploma Nutritional Medicine, Advanced Diploma Western Herbal Medicine, Jivamukti Sydney Yoga Teacher training, Radiant child Yoga Program, Diploma fitness and lifestyle Consultancy, UK and Diploma Cordon Bleu and catering, UK.