The cold weather can be hard on all skin types, so if you want to make sure you skin stays flawless, it’s time to up your skin care routine. Most of us fail to realise that our skin eventually reflects what we eat, which can dullen our appearance, make us break out and even become dry and cracked. A good daily supply of vital nutrients and adequate hydration is required for that glowing skin. These are my top three go to Superfood’s to help keep our skin healthy, smooth and clear.
1. Coconut Oil
Coconut oil is known for its many amazing properties, improving cholesterol, helps you burn fat, lowers your risk of heart disease and so much more. Coconut oil has been popularised for its anti-ageing properties making it a great staple in your diet in improving your complexion. Coconut oil is also high in antioxidants including vitamin E, which is well known for its contribution to healthy skin growth and repair, its ability to keep skin smooth and protect it against cracking and wrinkling. Coconut oil is great for cooking with in place of other oils.
Blackberries are rich in Vitamins A and C and offer the highest levels of some anti-oxidants, which are basically your skins super heros. Blackberries are made up of more than 85% water with a large dose of fiber. Both of these are essential for healthy-looking skin. Consumption of blackberries detoxifies the body, maintaining the elasticity of skin. Vitamins A, C and K in blackberries are excellent for skin rejuvenation. Their Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids-rich seeds are vital for healthy skin. Blackberry consumption promotes healthy tightening of tissue, making you skin look less lumpy and bumpy.
Spinach is one of the most concentrated sources of nutrients, delivering a whole array of vitamins C, E and K, minerals and phytonutrients, this vegetable plays an important role in skincare. Spinach is rich in Vitamin B, which protects your skin from the harmful ultra violet rays that cause sun damage, skin cancer and premature ageing of the skin. Spinach is loaded with tons of antioxidants that destroy free radicals in your body. These free radicals damage your skin, thereby causing early ageing. Therefore, eating spinach regularly will maintain the youth of your skin and slow down age related degeneration, making your skin look younger and rejuvenated.