Summer is officially here and our dietary routine has changed. Refreshing meals containing plenty of fruits and vegetables become essential in our summer day to day in order to beat the heat. The good news is that the old adage “you are what you eat” has never been more true. The way we feed and protect our skin, like our whole body, is critical to our overall health.
Follow these tips from the list below and keep your organism radiant from inside to outside over this summer!
- Eat five portions of fruits and vegetables every day
Fruits and veggies play an important role in a skin-friendly diet. They contain many vitamins and minerals – including vitamin A, vitamin C, and others, along with literally thousands of phytonutrients, many of which play a role in keeping skin healthy, elastic and youthful.
- Drink loads of water
Our body tends to dehydrate in summer causing our skin to look dry, tired and slightly grey. It is recommended that you drink from six to eight glasses of water a day to help your skin stay flexible.
- Don’t forget the healthy fats
Healthy oils are essential to the production of the skin’s natural oil barrier and help maintain moisture and elasticity in the skin. On the other hand, mono and polyunsaturated fats tend to be anti-inflammatory in nature and omega-3s has shown promise in slowing aging the skin and defending against overexposure to UV rays. We can find these natural oils in avocado, olive oil, salmon, walnuts…
- Carotenoids for a sun-kissed glow
We are pretty sure you have heard before about the myth “Eating carrots improves your suntan” – well, we have to say there’s some truth in it. Carrots and generally orange fruits and vegetables include carotene, pigments found in plants that absorb light for photosynthesis. When you eat these foods regularly, research finds they these pigments give dull complexions a boost, resulting in a brighter, sun-kissed glow look.
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