How To Achieve Glowing Skin from the Inside Out
We all know that to have the best complexion, hair and nails, we need to look after our body. We can't rely solely on make-up and cosmetic products to give us a natural, beautiful glow. What we put into our body shows on the outside: that age old saying, you are what you eat, rings true here.
The number one tip to achieve glowing skin is hydration. Drinking water helps to keep your body well hydrated, allowing it to function well and this is mirrored in your reflection. Staying hydrated helps to prevent wrinkles, blemishes and spots, because you are flushing toxins through your body constantly. However, staying hydrated isn't just down to drinking fluids. Your body can actually absorb water more easily through food than it can through drink, so eating salad ingredients, such as lettuce and cucumber, and fruits such as watermelon, helps to hydrate you too. A blend of both these foods and H20 is ideal.
On the subject of watermelons, they are a great source for preventing skin ageing, as are tomatoes. Heated tomatoes are best, ideally, eliminating ageing caused by UV rays. It's no reason to ditch the sun cream, but it should help to keep your skin in top condition, and prevent it burning.
Vitamin C is another hit for keeping that youthful glow. Collagen production uses vitamin C, collagen being the key player in keeping your skin plump and firm, and keeping wrinkles at bay. So fill up on vitamin C rich foods, including oranges, carrots and sweet potatoes.
Carrots also contain vitamin A which, not only helps you to see in the dark, but prevents overproduction of cells in the skins outer layer, preventing blackheads and clogged pores.
Another top tip for keeping those wrinkles at bay is to enjoy oily fish, such as salmon or tuna. The oils in these foods help to keep your skin oily, preventing the aforementioned skin dehydration. On the same subject, too much fried and greasy food can cause spots and acne as the oil tries to leave your body through your pores. This can lead to unpleasant blemishes, reducing that sought after glow.
Tinned tuna also contains selenium, preserving the skins elasticity, as well as providing some protection from the suns UV rays.
Yes, really!! Dark chocolate contains antioxidants that help to protect the skin against sun damage, and reduces roughness of the skin. Studies show that skin texture and UV resistance was improved in people who consumed cocoa. Everything in moderation though, before you overdo it!
Not enough of us are getting the sleep we need, but if you can try to get 8 hours of quality sleep per night, your complexion will thank you for it. When we sleep our body refreshes, skin cells reproduce, collagen is produced, and our body absorbs the nutrients it has consumed within the day. Sleep is vital for our health, and our health is worn on our face and complexion.