Everyone is looking for ways to achieve healthy, glowing skin. From skincare regimes and daily habits to environmental factors and nutrition, so many things have an effect on our complexions. The skin is the biggest organ in our bodies, so it is no surprise that what we eat has a significant impact on its health and appearance.
A diet that is high in processed foods, sugar, and fat can leave the skin looking dull and cause further issues such as dryness, oiliness, acne, and dark circles under the eyes. For a glowing, healthy complexion, you need to consume a variety of different foods. In this article, we are taking a look into what you should be eating for glowing skin.
Avocados have become a widely popular superfood, and for good reason. They contain a range of healthy fats that help to lock in moisture in the skin and promote firmness. Containing high levels of vitamin C and E, avocados deliver the nutrients which the body needs to fight the formation of free radicals and support skin health.
These delicious treats are also rich in biotin, making them an excellent plant-based alternative to eggs. Biotin is a B vitamin that promotes healthy skin and hair. Those deficient in biotin may experience skin problems, including acne, psoriasis, dermatitis, and rashes.
Many people believe they need to eat all fruit and vegetables in order to achieve glowing skin, but that certainly isn’t the case. Walnuts pack a serious nutritional punch even in small doses and are great for promoting a healthy complexion. They contain vitamin C, vitamin E, selenium, and zinc, which all help the skin stay clear and fresh.
Walnuts are a great option for those looking to consume enough omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, as they contain more of these ingredients than other types of nuts. These healthy fats work to regulate the skin’s oil production, subdue breakouts, and improve hydration.
Believe it or not, carrots can protect your skin from sun damage and prevent ageing. We are not saying ditch your SPF and rely on carrots instead, but these crunchy sticks bring many complexion boosting benefits. They are rich in vitamin A which helps protect against wrinkles, cell death, and sunburn while also adding a beautiful glow to the skin.
Vitamin A is converted by the body from the beta-carotene found in carrots and many other orange foods.
Soybeans are rich in isoflavones. Isoflavones work to block oestrogen in the body and reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles in the skin. They also improve skin elasticity, helping create a fuller, glowing complexion.
Soybeans and foods high in isoflavones are particularly beneficial to postmenopausal women because they can help prevent dry skin and improve texture through collagen production. In addition to all this, isoflavones can protect the skin from UV Radiation, preventing further signs of ageing and pigmentation. Isoflavones are also found in pistachio nuts, peanuts, and chickpeas.
If you have a bit of a sweet tooth, you will be pleased to know that dark chocolate can help give you glowing skin. Dark chocolate with high cocoa content and no dairy or sugar can deliver a good level of antioxidants. These help to smooth and hydrate the skin, fighting off free radicals and improving blood flow.
The antioxidants found in cocoa powder can also make the skin less sensitive to sunburn and reduce redness in the complexion.
Green tea boasts so many health benefits, and one of these is the ability to protect skin from external stresses and signs of ageing. It is rich in antioxidants and also contains catechins which work to protect the skin, increase hydration, reduce redness, and improve elasticity.
When you have a diet which is high in antioxidants and you are also getting enough hydration, it can even out the skin texture and improve the overall health of the skin. Don’t add milk to your green tea as this will reduce the impact of the antioxidants.
Combining a skin-boosting diet with the right treatments can help your complexion truly glow. At Hans Place Practice, we are experts in minimally invasive treatments to help improve the skin and achieve the results you desire. Our top treatments for glowing skin include:
Profhilo creates a response within the skin called bio-remodelling, which triggers the natural production of elastin and collagen. These also help create a youthful glow which will last longer thanks to the skin naturally increasing production.
Dermal fillers involve a small amount of substance being injected under the skin, and this substance usually contains hyaluronic acid and collagen to plump and rejuvenate the area. The filler substance integrates with the existing skin tissue, resulting in glowing, natural-looking skin.
The treatment area is heated, which forces the skin cells to contract and then instantly cooled, tightening the skin. It encourages the natural production of collagen and elastin, helping deliver a healthy glow that can last for months.
For more information on how to achieve glowing skin and the treatments available at Hans Place, contact our expert team and book a free consultation.