The importance of healthy skin (a reminder):
Healthy skin produces vitamin D when exposed to the sun, which aids all bodily functions. Healthy skin helps keep your body at a consistent temperature as well as aiding the reaction of important changes around you by feeling pain or pressure. There are different types of skin and not everything I will show you on this skincare blog may help or apply to you, but if you have any questions or need help feel free to send me a message on Instagram (@phoebeadams_) or email me at, email@example.com.
Top 10 Things To Improve Your Skin:
1) Fatty Fish
Fatty fish such as salmon, mackerel, and herring. They’re rich sources of omega 3 fatty acids, which are important for maintaining skin health. Fatty fish is also a source of vitamin E, one of the most important antioxidants for your skin.
Avocados are high in healthy fats. These fats benefit many functions in your body, including the health of your skin. Getting enough of these fats is essential to help keep skin flexible and moisturized; also avocados are great source of vitamin E.
3) Red or yellow bell peppers
Like sweet potatoes, bell peppers are an excellent source of beta carotene, which your body converts into vitamin A.They’re also one of the best sources of vitamin C. This vitamin is necessary for creating the protein collagen, which keeps skin firm and strong. A large study involving women linked eating plenty of vitamin C to a reduced risk of wrinkled and dry skin with age.
Soy contains a category of plant compounds that can either mimic or block estrogen in your body; soy may also improve skin dryness and increase collagen, which helps keep your skin smooth and strong.One small study involving middle-aged women found that eating soy every day for 8–12 weeks reduced fine wrinkles and improved skin elasticity.
5) Dark chocolate
If you need another to eat chocolate, here it is: The effects of cocoa on your skin are pretty phenomenal. Your skin will also become less rough and scaly, less sensitive to sunburn, and had better blood flow, which brings more nutrients to your skin. Make sure to choose dark chocolate with at least 70% cocoa to maximize the benefits and keep added sugar to a minimum.
6) Green tea (my favourite)
Green tea may help protect your skin from damage and aging. Green tea can help protect your skin against sun damage; one 12-week study involving 60 women found that drinking green tea daily could reduce redness from sun exposure by up to 25%. Finally, green tea also improved the moisture, roughness, thickness, and elasticity of their skin.
7) Pineapple ginger green detox smoothie
It makes the perfect summer detox breakfast if you ask me. Not only is it delicious, but it also detoxes your body, improves digestion, is anti-inflammatory, and increases circulation.
Ingredients: 3 cups frozen diced pineapple 3 cups fresh baby spinach 1 cup frozen diced banana 1 celery rib (optional) 1 Tbsp. grated fresh ginger (start with less and add more if desired) 1 Tbsp. chia seeds juice from half a lime
8) Almond milk
Not a fan of soy milk? Try almond milk instead! It contains vitamin E, which helps to protect the skin from free radicals as well as vitamin B2 and B3 that aid in skin hydration and circulation.
Improves skin complexion by keeping it moisturized.Water keeps your skin fresh, soft, glowing, smooth and acts as the best anti-aging treatment.It promotes weight loss by removing by-products of fat and raises your metabolism.Water boosts your immune system and helps fight against flu, cancer, and other ailments like heart attacks.Flushes out toxins to help you get rid of body wastes through sweat and urination.Prevents constipation and digestive problems.Water acts as a natural remedy for aches by relieving the muscles. It also helps in preventing headaches, migraines, and back pains too.
Finally 10) Oat milk
Oat milk is high in fiber, lactose-free and is particularly high in vitamin E and folic acid, which supports healthy skin and makes it a great milk alternative. Oat milk is highly nutritious. Oat milk contains 10 minerals and 15 vitamins.Oat milk is extremely low in fat. One serving of oat milk contains only 2.5g of fat, and it has no saturated fat at all.Oat milk contains an important nutrient called beta-glucan which is a soluble fiber that strengthens the immune system.
Thank you for reading! I hope this helped many of you as you might have these items in your homes instead of going out to buy different products. I am praying for you all to have the best health, although many things are cancelled but love, hope, art and relationships aren't. Let's all appreciate everything around us and LOOK AFTER THE PLANET. Until next time...
- Phoebe Xoxo