10 Foods that deliver instantly clearer skin
Humans are creatures of habit, and while our products achieve life-changing results on their own, the most impressive transformations we’ve seen have come from our Habit Society who simultaneously make simple, manageable and realistic improvements to the habits that drive their daily lives. Just by making simple additions to your diet, you give your body more access to the benefits of some of the same nutrients found in our products that you love. Are you ready for nutrient abundance for your skin from both the outside and the inside? Here are 10 foods that deliver instantly clearer skin:
Citrus fruits like Oranges, Mandarins and even Lemons are capable of helping you achieve radiant skin by preventing the breakdown of hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid (HA) isn’t just some miracle active ingredient in your favourite skincare… It is a sugar that our bodies can also receive from certain foods. Hyaluronic Acid is popular for its impacts on skin health and anti-ageing and can reduce the appearance of wrinkles while improving hydration, texture and elasticity. Oranges are even better known for their high levels of vitamin C which play a huge role in Collagen production.
Did you know that Almonds are actually not nuts, but fruit? How about the fact that they are incredible for your skin? Almonds are often forgotten about when we’re planning our next week of meals with the skin in mind but you really don’t want to miss out on these benefits. Rich in Vitamin E, Almonds are experts at protecting and nourishing your skin. Texture? Bye. Dry patches? Forget it. These are similar benefits to that of grapeseed oil, which you can find in our Triple Vitamin C serum or Argan oil in our advanced restoring serum.
Tomatoes contain the same compound that stops the breakdown of hyaluronic acid like in Citrus fruits. This allows the naturally occurring sugar to retain important moisture in your skin to plump areas of lost volume and fill in fine lines. Tomatoes are also a great source of Antioxidant Lycopene, which drastically improves skin quality. Tomatoes also have the ability to soothe inflammation and heal damaged skin.
You’ve heard of retinol and how amazing it can be for the skin, right? The reason it is so powerful is because it has high levels of vitamin A. And we’re happy to tell you that there are lots of foods that can benefit the skin in the same way that Retinol does, only more gently. One of these skin superfoods is Sweet Potato (and often other orange vegetables share these same nutritional benefits). The Vitamin A in sweet potatoes encourages older, damaged cells to fall away and fresh, undamaged new skin cells to be generated.
Tofu often gets a bad rep for being something that only vegetarians enjoy, or at minimum, settle for. In reality, it’s a versatile and natural plant-based protein that can help your body build Collagen. Since Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body, the consumption of high protein foods is thought to encourage increased collagen production. This means tighter, less wrinkled and more radiant skin… as well as an overall healthier body altogether.
The majority of people have heard of antioxidants but rarely actually know what they are, how they can help or even where to find them. We’re here to give you those answers. Your skin faces oxidation (the loss of crucial electrons) when faced with external stressors such as UV rays, hormonal imbalances, stress and other factors. This loss of electrons damages the skin, leaving it in poor condition that you may even be able to see and feel. In order to counteract this process, one's body just needs access to more electrons. That’s where antioxidants come in. Antioxidants are molecules that are looking to give their extra electrons away to a good home. The good news is, antioxidants and their free electrons are readily available for the taking in so many foods. One of these foods is Berries. These little gems of nature are high in antioxidants which help your skin stay healthier for longer. Berries also are highly concentrated in Vitamins C and K and other minerals which benefit the body and skin in a myriad of ways.
Spinach is packed with Vitamins A, C and K which work together to restore your skin to its strongest and most radiant form, from as deep as the blood circulating in your body to as superficial as your visible skin. From what you’ve read here, you know that Vitamin A will allow the skin cells to regenerate and Vitamin C will allow your skin to stay hydrated. Both elements of healthy and glowing skin. Spinach is also high in protein, encouraging synthesis of new connective tissues like collagen and amazingly enough, also comes with a positively outrageous amount of antioxidants. With all of this knowledge, how could you pass up the great opportunity that is Spinach, the superfood?
This one’s a give-in. This favourite food for breakfast and brunch really is as good as it tastes. Avocado has many properties that make it an ideal addition to the diet of someone wanting perfect skin. These fruits (yes, fruits) are made up of healthy fats that can benefit your skin from the inside out. In fact, they are so packed full of vitamins and antioxidants that some of their ingredients are used in skincare too. This way, their benefits can impact the skin from both inside out and outside in. By substituting a dairy based butter or cream cheese on tomorrow’s breakfast bagel (or even combining them) ensures you start the day by protecting and bettering your skin health and appearance.
There’s a good reason for particular types of fish being staple foods in many cultures and many homes. This also applies to those who take Fish oil and Omega 3 supplements. So what are the benefits? Omega 3 fatty acids are capable of balancing hydration levels of the skin, which in turn softens and moisturises as well as soothing skin conditions such as dermatitis. This nutrient found in fish also helps to regulate oil production, creating a perfect balance for your skin that allows hydration while minimising the aftermath of breakouts.
Last but not least, we have Bone broth. People that consume bone broth on a regular basis are generally well aware of the skin healing and regenerating properties of it. The benefits are actually hard to miss as they start taking effect immediately after consumption. Bone Broth is one of the only foods in the human diet where you can access already made, bioavailable Collagen. Since Bones are the place of nutrient-filled blood making, a broth or soup made with these components is able to carry these benefits straight to the visible layers of your skin (not to mention the layers we can’t see too). This food which comes high in amino acids helps to ensure that the skin stays smooth, firm and highly elastic as it should.