Vanity is not the trend; more people are just aware that it is important to take care of their skin while some are terrified of aging. There are numerous beauty products being sold in the market – facial creams, treatments, and makeup. Consequently, people spend millions of dollars on cosmetics and skin care products to stop the aging process, with minimal to no apparent changes, but nothing beats the “au naturel” way of taking good care of your skin.
If only there was a shortcut to achieving beautiful skin, we would’ve already jumped on it. Sad to say, there are no overnight remedies since the fountain of youth is not open for membership yet.
The Meat & Potatoes
Aging is an irreversible process and the best thing to do is listen to the experts when they say eating a balanced diet is the best way to get your fair share of good food for healthy skin. Here are some of the foods that can help you achieve that perfect skin you’ve been dreaming to have:
Yes, you’ve heard of this before. Whole grains offer more vitamins, minerals and fiber. You’ll never go wrong with whole grains – with the vitamin E, zinc, and selenium in your diet you’ll achieve that beautiful, radiant and nourished skin.
Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad. Tomatoes are known to have the highest level of lycopene which is an age-defying ingredient. The big red T has been proven to work wonders – sunburns, skin aging caused by sunlight exposure and more. So you can say goodbye to those expensive skin creams and treatments and say hello to TOMATOES. Like ketchup, good things in life may come slow but are worth waiting for.
We’re talking about olive oil – the oil obtained from the fruit of the olive tree that is packed with anti-aging, antioxidants and hydrating squalene that’s best for your skin and hair. When in need of an intensive treatment for cracked skin, consider olive oil as your bestie. Its vitamins and antioxidants don’t just treat that extra, extra dry skin but they also prevent skin aging and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Don’t wait and don’t over think, go to your nearest supermarket and grab a bottle of an extra virgin olive oil now!
Walnuts are nuts about Omega-3. They are a rich source that is beneficial when it comes to reducing the risk of prostate and breast cancer. To top it off, they give out a high amount of antioxidants and can decrease the enhanced vulnerability to oxidative stress that occurs in aging. Eat an ounce of walnuts a day and enjoy its healthy benefits!
Pumpkins may be great decorative Halloween Lanterns or ingredients to Thanksgiving pies. Once you’re through with those Jack-o’-lanterns from Halloween, pick those pumpkins up and learn what they can do for your skin too. Pumpkins are a high source of beta-carotene which is essential to the skin cell growth. They are also rich in vitamins E and T that help with acne, blemishes and frequent breakouts. Next time you see those Jack-o’-lanterns on the street, it’ll remind you of having great and beautiful skin.
Having a picture-perfect skin is viable and when your body is healthy, your skin is healthy. Start eating right and living right; a healthy body will lead to a better version of you. Who knows, you could be the next Nicole Kidman who retains that gorgeous, flawless skin.