A lot of us are under the impression that the key to good skincare means regular facials, good hygiene and a stellar at home skincare routine - right? Not quite.. Taking care of your skin is one of the most intricate, multifaceted commitments you'll ever make. It involves exploring different avenues with patience, seeing what works specifically for you, and educating yourself beyond the products on your shelf.
Our skin is our biggest organ and most likely your biggest investment! Everything you do, from getting too much sun, preserving a nutrient-poor diet, being inactive, improper detoxing, and allowing your stress to fester, will all result in adverse visible reactions on our skin. Our skin is a direct mirror that reflects how we're treating our bodies on the inside - so it’s important that we nourish it from the inside out if we want to get glowing.
Managing stress to stabilize our hormone levels, drinking copious amounts of water to flush our system, keeping our bodies moving to release positive endorphins, and consuming nutrient dense foods are all ways to keep our body healthy and our skin happy.
When it comes to food, it’s important that your diet regularly consists of a balanced blend of proteins, fats, carbohydrates and non-refined sugars. Food gets digested and broken down into vitamins, minerals, and amino acids that your body uses to build healthy skin - so if you’re looking for a place to start, it’s in your gut!
Below we’ve listed our 5 favourite superfoods that we consume regularly - try them out! Your skin will thank you for it.
Rich in healthy fat and phytonutrients, it’s recommended that you eat 1/2 an avocado daily.
High in chlorophyll and antioxidants, think of this as a purification for your gut! Dark leafy greens should be eaten regularly for this same reason. If you’re a picky eater- you can always supplement your body with liquid chlorophyll as well.
High in lycopene, an antioxidant which helps fight against free radicals will help prevent and correct sun damage.
Walnuts have a high amount of omega-3 fatty acids and can boost our vitamin B levels, which positively impacts our body’s natural aging process. Almonds are packed with essential fatty acids, proteins, fibre and vitamin E which are nourishing for our skin. Cashews are high in selenium and zinc- both are acne fighting nutrients.
5. Sweet Potato:
High in beta-carotene, which is converted to vitamin A once ingested. Vitamin A is crucial for cell production and growth.
Each of our bodies are different, so try to find what works best for you! Our free online acne e-book shares a ton of insight on how to get clean from the inside out, including when to eat what, supplements to aid your skincare journey, and a lengthy shopping list of clean whole foods - so make sure to check that out as well!