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Monday, June 27, 2011

You Are What You Eat


Your skin tends to reflect what you eat.  What you put into your body is just as important to skin health as what you put on your skin. You cannot separate the two.

Healthy skin is smooth, soft, evenly toned-in short, beautiful! Unhealthy skin can be defined by its rough texture, abnormal coloration, dryness and oiliness, and skin that is inappropriate for your age.

Try to eat a balanced diet, rich in vitamins and antioxidants.  Emphasize fresh fruits and vegetables, healthy fats and lean proteins and most importantly drink plenty of pure water every day.

Top 10 Wrinkle Fighting Foods

Leafy green veggies like spinach – A great source of the antioxidant, lutein.  Lutein helps keep the skin healthy, hydrated and elastic.  The recommended daily intake for leafy green vegetables is about 10mb or 4oz.

Beans – Are an antioxidant as well, and red beans are the best choice.  They help fight free radicals and boost your collagen.

Tomatoes – Red, juicy tomatoes are a good antioxidant as well.  When cooked, lycopene is formed.  Lycopene lowers the risk for cancer and it helps keep your skin healthy and younger –looking.

Turkey – A great source of vitamin B.  Like any other meat, it has protein. Naturally,  
Protein is the body’s building block.  In fact, collagen is the skin’s structural protein
Directly boosts up collagen for repair and growth.

Berries – Goji berries have the strongest concentration of vitamin C than any other citrus fruits.  Aside from that, it also has vitamins B1, B2, B6, and E, and linoleic acid.

Flaxseed – Rich in Omega 3 and 6 essential fatty acids.  These acids help in maintaining healthy skin, nails and hair.  Flaxseed can be incorporate with your daily meals for maximum benefits. Crush them first and sprinkle a little in your cottage cheese, whip it up in a smoothie or add it to your cereal.

Beetroot – This vegetable is fibre-enrich and low in calories.  Beetroot is an antioxidant containing anthocyanins which supports collagen growth.

Chocolates – Rich in polyphenol which helps the body get rid of toxins that cause aging.  It also protects the body from harmful UV damage.  Dark rich chocolate has less sugar and other additives, and in moderation is a delicious way to improve your health and skin.
Salmon– Contains Omega 3 and protein.  Both are very beneficial for your skin. 

Apples – Eat them with skin on apply them over your face.  Either way, you reap many health benefits.  Apples are rich in alpha-hydroxy acid and fibre

Vitamins

Vitamin A – Contains incredible antioxidants that combat the signs of aging in the skin. The properties contained will protect from outside factors such as environments that can age the skin, as well as combat dryness internally (Anti-Age cream, Day and Night moisturiser, Eye Rescue Cream, Eczema & Psoriasis Cream by Karl de L’Eau Natural Skincare).

Vitamin B – All the B Vitamins are just as essential to the skin as it is to hair. Taking Vitamin B supplements will target both areas in prevention for damage and loss (Anti Age Cream, Day & Night Moisturiser, Eye Rescue Cream, Eczema & Psoriasis Cream, Chilblain Cream, Foot Cream, Hand & body Lotion by Karl de L’Eau Natural Skincare).

Vitamin C – Boosts your immune system and it is incredible in combating signs of aging. Vitamin C also targets damage created from the sunk as well as lightens any dark spots. (Anti Age Cream, Day & Night Moisturiser, Eye Rescue Cream, Eczema & Psoriasis Cream, Chilblain Cream by Karl de L’Eau Natural Skincare).

Vitamin D – Healthy skin cells will create firm elasticity to the skin that will prevent sagging.

Vitamin E – Helps to prevent damage from free radicals such as UV rays and helps to promote moisture to the skin. This is an essential vitamin to combat dryness (all the products by Karl de L’Eau Natural Skincare).

Vitamin K – An essential vitamin to use on the skin around your eyes.  It also helps to reduce the colour of dark circles and is also helpful with making bruises go away faster. (Eye Rescue Cream by Karl de L’Eau Natural Skincare).

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