While there are vast amounts of skincare products available to the health of your complexion, you are what you eat, so consuming the right kinds of foods is a great way to bring out your true beauty. Obtaining a good diet offers more than a slimmer physique and more energy but also has a profound effect on the skin on a cellular level.
Though we typically associate skin concerns, such as acne and wrinkles to particular age groups, many people can also suffer from such symptoms due to refined carbohydrates, saturated fats and even processed foods that provide little to non-existent nourishment to the body. Nutritional deficiency shows up in the skin, causing other problematic concerns such as blotchiness, redness, inflammation, itchiness, and irritation.
At Janssen Cosmetics, we pride ourselves on providing the best quality ingredients for our range of cosmetics, however, without proper nutrition and exercise, one will not reap the fullest rewards. Beauty and nutrition work together symbiotically in generating cell growth and feeding the skin, inside and out, extending also to our hair and nails.
To get the most out of your diet, “eat the rainbow”, as the saying goes. By consuming a rich array of foods, you can achieve better body function, regenerate new tissue, alleviate skin problems, and encourage a healthier, more vibrant complexion. Some examples of superfoods that encourage healthy skin include:
Berries- Full of antioxidants and polyphenols, antioxidants, such as vitamin C, polyphenols, folic acid, and dietary fiber. Berries are especially nutritious in their antioxidant capacity, holding the highest amount of oxidation inhibitors, which slows down the process of aging.
Leafy Greens - Renown for their richness in fiber, which alleviates the chances of heart failure, leafy greens are also full of vitamin A, B, and C, potassium, beta-carotene, lutein, magnesium, as well as folic acid.
Avocados- Encourages hydrated skin. Contains vitamins A, C, E and K and healthy fats, which contributes to healthy skin. Avocado oil also enacts as a natural UVA/UVA-rays inhibitor, which helps preserve and improve the overall look of the skin. When added topically to the skin, as a mask, avocados cultivate a healthy glow to the complexion.
Salmon- Contains Omega-3’s, which inspires oil production, helping to relieve acne symptoms, while hydrating aged skin. Salmon also contains docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), as well as eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), two types of omega-3’s that contribute to healthy brain function.
Nuts and seeds- Walnuts, pecans, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, and even almonds(though technically a fruit) all have profound effects on the skin, preventing swelling and inflammation, inside and out. Nuts and seeds are packed with Vitamin E, responsible for the reparation of damaged skin, zinc, vitamin B, fiber, which helps remove yeast away from the body, as well as protein.
Try consuming at least 5 portions of fruits and vegetables per day to make the most out of your daily nutritional needs. While we all have varying body compositions, dietary requirements, and habits, we can all benefit from including superfoods into our everyday meals.
While the above recommendations are some of the best foods you can include in your diet, there is a plethora of fare to maintain your skin’s youthful appearance by incorporating a variety of natural foods, such as root vegetables, lean poultry and beef, beans, multi-colored fruits and vegetables and even grains, and legumes such as rice and lentils. Hydration is also a crucial piece of the puzzle, as water can aid in the absorption of nutrients taken from such foods, as well as aid in the elimination of wastes and toxins.
Alongside a healthy nutritional plan, exercise should also be incorporated, which helps to remove toxins out of the body, increase blood flow, releasing nutrients to the skin, and helps to relieve stress, which may contribute to conditions such as acne and eczema.
All of these factors can help reverse any aging processes or conditions that has already taken place and helps to better implement the absorption of skincare products, such as Janssen Cosmetic’s biocosmetics line, our plant-based line, sourced from natural resources, from around the world to create the most, gentle, effective and sustainable regimen to meet your skin’s unique needs.
Nutrition and beauty go hand in hand. While cultivating a topical regimen of skin care products is always a great idea to improve the overall look and feel of your skin, good nutrition is one of the building blocks in creating the skin of your dreams.