Beautiful skin, hair and nails really relies on well-functioning internal systems. Thus the saying, beauty starts from the inside. Healthy, radiant skin can't always come from a jar.
So if you're looking for radiant skin, try adding the right foods, nutrients and supplements to your diet:
Did you know that collagen is the most abundant protein in the body - found in your bones and muscles and skin and tendons - it holds your body together. It provides strength and structure and promotes skin elasticity... so it's no wonder the beauty industry has caught on and it's now one of the biggest 'buzzwords' around.
While your body makes collagen on its own, it slows down with age. Hence, wrinkles. This is why I have started incorporating this beauty legend and now certified health coach's latest line, EVOLUTION_18, into my regimen. These 10 products are available exclusively at Walmart and formulated with hydrolyzed marine collagen, I love the on-the-go Beauty Collagen Shot. You can easily throw one in your handbag or gym bag for a mid-day dose.
Or, if you're more of a take-the-capsules-and-be-done kind of gal, you can take the Beauty Glow Capsules which is more like a multivitamin meets beauty pill. It combines collagen with hyaluronic acid and Vitamin C to promote skin repair and fight signs of aging.
Coffee and Dark Chocolate
Ok I am so glad these caffeinated treats are both on my list haha. Coffee is my favorite beverage. And who doesn't love chocolate?! I go to bed excited to wake up just to drink my coffee and look more forward to the chocolate after dinner than my dinner itself (whoops). But not only are these 'treats' delicious, they're also great for your skin because they're packed with antioxidants (which slows down aging). Hooray! Cheers to that.
There are two types of healthy fats that are good for your skin: Omega-6's and Omega 3-s. They help prevent skin dryness and maintain hydrated, healthy skin and also nourish your skin, adding softness and giving you radiant skin. Some good sources of these include walnuts, avocado (mmm), olive oil, coconut and wild salmon.
Veggies and Berries
I guess Mother's really do know best, don't they?! Vegetables and berries provide antioxidants (which help defend your cells from damage from free radicals). Look for colorful veggies and berries like blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, kale, beets, spinach, red cabbage, artichokes etc.
I think I need to be spending a little less time searching for the next 'it' skin cream and a little more time wandering the right grocery aisles to give my body the right nutrients it needs for radiant skin.