The 6 best foods for glowing skin
With pollution, stress, tiredness or even the cold, your skin can easily push radiance aside and leave a dull and tired complexion in its place. Even though there are a million different methods to get back your glowing skin, your diet remains the single most effective cure. After all, you are what you eat! Here’s our advice on how you can change your diet to emphasise your natural beauty.
1. Fruit and veg all day, every day!
Carrot is without a doubt the best thing you can eat for a glowing complexion! Rich in beta-carotene, it increased the rate of cell renewal and melanin production, helping prepare your skin for sun exposure and a beautiful summer glow. Don’t worry, if you don’t like carrots you can opt for apricots, papaya, sweet potato, mango, pumpkin or even spinach, lettuce or broccoli – beta-carotene comes in all flavours and colours! 😉
Orange, guava, kiwi, pepper, grapefruit, pineapple, tomato and cauliflower are all rich in vitamin C – great for brightness! These antioxidant fruits and vegetables fight against sights of aging and bring you radiance and brightness!
2. Drinks that do you good!
We can never stress this enough, but you should be 1.5l of water every day, at the very least! If what you’re looking for is healthy and glowing skin, then look no further. Water helps your skin to absorb nutrients and get rid of toxins.
Green tea is a dangerous weapon against a dull complexion because it eliminates the toxins that are responsible for a lack of radiance and brings the skin polyphenols.
3. Fish and Seafood (if your diet allows them)
Rich in omega 3 and essential fatty acids, salmon and mackerel contain all of the good fats you need to nourish your skin from the inside out and even and smooth your complexion. With less dryness, the skin will glow! You’ll find omega 3, selenium and zinc in all seafood. They are known for their ability to delay the aging of the skin.
4. Organic plant oils
Certain oils can have an incredible effect on the skin because of their richness in essential fatty acids and omega 6. They allow your skin to retain its elasticity. You can incorporate them into your cooking or take a tablespoon twice a day as a supplement. The oils that are best for maintaining your skin’s radiance are: walnut, soya, grapeseed, sunflower, borage and evening primrose. Make sure you’re using organic, cold-pressed oils to get the maximum benefits from them!
5. Oleaginous fruits
These are nuts like walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts, cashew nuts, brazil nuts, pecans, macadamia nuts, and coconuts. Sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, flax seeds, and rapeseed oils are all also rich in essential fatty acids and antioxidants. These are ideal nutrients that will give your skin vitality and reduce the appearance of tiredness. With the help of these handy foods, you’re guaranteed radiance!
This one might seem strange, but seaweeds are packed full of vitamins, trace elements and nutrients that are great for your general health and even more nourishing for your skin. The nori that encases your maki roles has incredible detoxifying and hydrating properties, essential for glowing skin.
I nourish my skin like I nourish my body
Even if your diet is the number 1 remedy, if you really want a glowing and radiant complexion, it is just as important to feed your skin as you do your body.
This is why oOlution develops products that are rich in organic active ingredients, which allow your skin, regardless of skin type or condition, to extract everything that it needs to stay healthy! Try our organic moisturiser Glow Up which hydrates, brings radiance, detoxifies and illuminates your complexion thanks to the 65 organic plant oils and extracts it contains, but be careful – you might just get addicted!
More about oOlution
we are a 100% natural, organic and vegan cosmetics brand for the face and body. None of our products are tested on animals and all are produced in France. We’ve held the an honourable mention from Slow Cosmétique since 2014. A small independent business created by Anne-Marie Gabelica, we are completely committed to bringing you the best for your skin, all whilst looking after the planet. The effectiveness of our cosmetics is multiplied by their variety and richness in organic botanical active-ingredients, specially chosen for each product and completely unique in the world. Our formulas are more concentrated since we use the maximum amount of beneficial ingredients for your skin.
(founder of oOlution).