Munch on these glow-giving goodies to seriously up your skin's radiance factor...
It’s not just about what we put on our skin when it comes to getting that gorgeous glow, it’s about what we eat and drink, and there are loads of foods out there that can boost our radiance.
These nutritionally rich foods will make your skin glow with radiance!
To get you started, here is the recipe for a super healthy green smoothie. Drink this for breakfast to boost your skin, hair, nails and immune system.
Glowing skin green smoothie
Nutritional Therapist Cicely Brown of Workshop Gymnasium gave us a recipe for a smoothie that really packs a skin-boosting punch, whip it up once a week to give your skin its glow…
What you will need
1/2 an avocado
1 handful of berries
1 cup of almond milk
1 handful of pumpkin seeds
1 tbsp of flaxseed oil
2 tbsp of chia seeds
Juice of half a lemon
How to do it
Blitz all the ingredients in a blender and serve right away. Cicely says it’s packed full of omega-3 fats, zinc and vitamins C and E, giving you everything you need for beautiful, glowing skin!
Check out the other health boosting goodies we should be adding to our basket at the supermarket to give ourselves glowing skin…
These are high in Vitamin A which helps your skin to retain moisture and keep fine lines and wrinkles at bay, bonus!
Anti oxidants protect free radicals which can seriously sap our skin of its glow. Raw spinach has super high levels of anti oxidants, so make sure it’s a regular in your fridge!
Orange fruit and veg tend to be high in vitamin A too, which can also up our skin’s defences agains the sun. That means that technically mangoes are anti-ageing…who knew?!
Pumpkin seeds are loaded with zinc and amino acids, helping skin to renew and heal, and boosting collagen production to keep your complexion plump.
Oily fish is full of B vitamins which help your body to release energy from food, boostin your metabolism, as well as keeping your skin’s moisture levels high.
Peanut butter is a great source of both vitamin E, which will protect your skin from environmental pollutants, and vitamin B which helps to keep your skin hydrated, you’ve gotta love a multi-tasker!
Kiwi fruits are seriously high in vitamin C which is essential for collagen production and keeping your skin firm and glowing, never mind warding off colds.
Eggs are a great source of zinc, which boost skin renewal, and iron, good levels of which will keep the colour in your skin, lower the chance of dark circles and make you look more awake.
Mushrooms are high in vitamin D, and a much safer form of it than the sun! Vitamin D is essential for all-over skin health, and can even improve breakouts and acne, and let’s face it, we don’t get enough of it in old blighty!