We always need a little extra skin TLC come winter. Whipping up a face mask and binging on some Netflix is a great quick fix, but we’re looking for a way to make our skin glow from the inside out. Lucky for us, facialist to the star Joanna Vargas is here to help, with nine tips to improve our skin – starting with what we eat. Read them below; you’re bound to have glowing skin in no time at all…
1. I am always recommending that clients keep their skin clear and detoxed by the foods they eat, and also in what they drink – a green juice a day definitely keeps the skin clean and glowing.
2. Eating healthy is obviously good for many things, but if you want glowing skin, it is more important that you have a good diet. I find that the best skin diet is one that involves eating veggies of different colors for every meal. There is really no substitute and it works on everyone!
3. If I have a client who doesn’t eat salad or drink green juices, I tell them to go to Whole Foods and buy liquid chlorophyll. It tastes like mint, oxygenates the skin, keeps skin clean, and works from the inside out. You see a huge difference in your skin in a matter of days.
4. Sugar can cause your skin to break out immediately. Most people don’t realize that skin health directly correlates to our digestive system. If we eat something we can’t digest or have trouble digesting, there are consequences!
5. Eliminating coffee in the afternoon, when you are dragging your feet at work, and substituting that with a green juice will do wonders for your face. It will decrease puffiness in the eyes and will even improve dark circles. Green juice will also help to oxygenate the skin, which means the skin will be better able to rid itself of impurities and bring in nutrients.
6. One of my best tips is to start every day by eating a bit of avocado. Eat it in your salad or throw a half of an avocado into your morning smoothie. Avocado supplies the skin with healthy fats and phytonutrients to hydrate from the inside out and bring back your glow.
7. Your skin has a natural barrier to retain moisture, and essential to that barrier is omega-3 fatty acid. Flax seeds or walnuts on your salad will be an instant boost to your omega-3, thus increasing your skin’s ability to hold onto moisture.
8. Celery and cucumber are also great additions to your salad for youthful looking, supple skin. They both contain silica, an ingredient that boosts moisture and elasticity.
9. Selenium is a great trace mineral that is awesome for the skin because it helps eliminate toxins. It’s found in fish and eggs.