When many of us think of skincare, our minds automatically might go to dermatological products or beauty products we purchase online and at the grocery store. These are undeniably important components of a healthy skincare routine, but the way we live is equally as important.
Sure, cleansers and masks are important and so are incorporating the right serums and creams into your skincare routine.
But nutrition can be an amazing gateway to a glowing complexion. Nutrition can also be the bane of your existence if a poor diet is causing you breakouts and inflammation.
Below, Gin Amber Beauty goes over a few nutrition tips that will help you get the most out of your skincare routine, not to mention have you feeling fabulous on a daily basis.
Fruits and Veggies Galore
We all know that vegetables and fruits are good for us, but they also help our complexions shine in multiple ways. Eating avocados (which are classified as a fruit -- go figure) will ensure your body is getting those healthy fats you need. Trust us, your skin appreciates it. Avocados are also a fantastic source of vitamin E, an antioxidant which helps protect your skin from harmful oxidative damage. The average person does not get the requisite amount of vitamin E in the average diet.
Red and yellow bell peppers are also great for your skin due to the fact that they are rich in beta carotene, which your body ends up converting into vitamin A. Vitamin A speeds up healing, supports the skin's immune system, and even helps prevent breakouts.
Broccoli is also full of vitamins and minerals that are crucial for skin health (zinc, vitamin A, and vitamin C).
Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate
It's important to drink half your body weight in ounces of water each day. Proper hydration ends up helping the skin become more plump, improving elasticity in the process. Proper hydration makes the skin less likely to crack and experience irritation and blemishes.
Drinking the right amount of water will also give you better mobility and promotes joint health.
This one is a no-brainer and probably the most fun food item on this list. Of course, it's important that you choose dark chocolate that has 70% cocoa or higher in order to maximize nutritional benefits. Various studies and research have found that incorporating dark chocolate into the diet helps skin texture, and can often provide up to 25% less skin redness during sun exposure. Dark chocolate also helps prolong skin hydration. Flavonoids found in dark chocolate also help reflect those harmful UV rays that plague the skin.
Supplementing Your Diet
Vitamin C, spirulina, vitamin D, as well as GI detox supplements are all beneficial to the skin and will keep your complexion shining on a daily basis.
Supplementing your diet with your complexion in mind is a subject worth its own article, to be certain, but you can also check out more in-depth information about supplements that we've used and have yielded the best results by watching this video.
Other products and supplements worth your consideration are resveratrol, which helps provide a protective layer for your skin, not to mention rebuff environmental impact, and collagen, which strengthens the skin. Collagen is a great way to boost skin elasticity and maintain hydration as well.
When it comes down to it, you'll want to experiment with foods that have strong benefits for your skin, taking note of what gets you the results you're looking for and what doesn't. It's all a part of the process.
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As you continue to level up on your nutrition, let us know what is working for you and what isn't. Gin Amber Beauty is always here to provide guidance as well as our extensive line of skincare products that help bring out the very best version of you. We'd love to continue to be a part of your skincare journey.