One of the key requests we got from an informal survey of the Whole Woman Network community at the beginning of the year was more information on how to have flawless, radiant skin (the challenge was of course to find solutions that were holistic, inexpensive and do-able)!
In line with our philosophy of ‘Beauty from the inside out’, we’ve decided NOT to focus on external things such as spa treatments, moisturisers, lotions … rather on what we actually put inside our bodies. Yes, ladies, our mothers were right again! The road to beautiful skin starts with the right diet.
After speaking with 3 different Doctors, one Dermatologist and an Aesthetician, and reading countless books and studies on the subject, here are the some great tips on eating your way to healthy, radiant and beautiful skin!
Group A: The Exfoliators
These fruits help to scrub dead skin cells away, giving you a natural healthy glow! They are rich in vitamin A and include Papaya, Apples (which are great for preventing acne). Cucumbers are also a great recipe for puffy eyes and prevents/reduces dark circles. Avocados can also be used as a fantastic face mask.
Group B: The Rejuvenators
This category of fruits are wonderful for overall health because they are rich in anti-oxidants. Most plums and berries fall under this group: Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries and pomegranate. The help prevent wrinkles too! Note that strawberries are good sources of salicyclic acids , a natural brightener, which rids the skin of dead cells.
Group C: The Moisturisers
Want to say goodbye to dry, flaky skin? They say a big ‘Yes’ to moisture rich Peaches, Mangoes and Bananas. Did you know that Bananas are rich in natural fats and complex proteins that help to soften the skin? They are also rich in vitamins A, B, C, E and potassium which nourishes the skin.
Group D: The Natural Cleansers
This group of fruits are rich in pectin and fibre and help to cleanse your digestive track. The list includes kiwis, carrots, prunes, most citrus (oranges, lemon, grape fruit). They are a rich source of vitamin C and beta-carotene and they are great for promoting collagen (which helps with skin tone and elasticity).
So ladies, next time you want to grab a snack, skip the cookies and potatoes chips! Instead, munch on an apple or carrot. In a few months, your glowing skin will thank you for it. The golden rule of healthy eating: ‘If you really don’t want to eat it, then do NOT have it on your grocery list!’ However, give yourself a break and eat what you want, simply choose to do it in moderation.
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- An Organic Guide To Product-Free Skin Care (blogginghounds.wordpress.com)
- The Skin Sins… (cforcoco.com)
- Want radiant, glowing skin? Eat this (theglobeandmail.com)
- 5 Superfoods For Super Skin (bellasugar.com)