We dedicate so much time focusing on what we put on our skin, and rightfully so. It is important to understand the ingredients and the effects they can have. While Benedetta has addressed feeding our skin from the outside in we thought a reminder of eating fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables was worthy mentioning to encourage all of us to eat and drink to our vital best.
Our food is one of the integral keys to vibrant healthy skin. Like our skincare products, it is important to check labels and understand the ingredients. Buy seasonal, local and Certified Organic or grow your own. The less processed food we eat the better. It’s a logical state of being, the body recognizes and therefore utilizes that which is “real”.
As Benedetta is always touting the benefits of antioxidant rich skin care, it is equally, if not more important to digest these wonder nutrients from our food. Summer is the best time to get local berries and fruits at our fresh picked Farm Stands or Farmers Markets.
So enjoy the bounty our Summer Season brings and keep hydrated!
If you live in a drier climate or want to keep your skin looking healthy and hydrated, you know the importance of a good moisturizer and body lotion. In addition to a daily moisturizer, here are some foods that help keep your skin hydrated.
Olive Oil: Olive oil contains vitamin E, monounsaturated fats, and omega-3 fatty acids, and provides intense moisture.
Avocado: Avocados contain natural oils which can deeply penetrate skin and be incredibly moisturizing.
Water: Our skin is our largest organ and needs constant hydration. In order to keep skin hydrated, drink at least eight glasses of water a day.
Acne can be caused by many different sources, such as stress levels, our environment, and our diet. While much has been said about foods that cause acne, there are also a number of foods that can be consumed to prevent acne.
Fruits: Fruits that are high in antioxidants, such as pomegranate, blueberries, and strawberries, can be used to combat acne. Antioxidants help prevent the oxidation of skin, which can lead to blocked pores. Antioxidants also help to control inflammation.
Green Tea: Green tea contains Polyphenol, which contains antioxidant properties.
Collagen is what gives our skin elasticity and keeps us looking young. As we age, our skin begins to lose elasticity. In addition to serums and supplements, there are a number of foods that help boost collagen production.
Foods high in Vitamin C have been known to promote collagen activity.
In addition to creams that can be used to combat the effects aging has on our skin, there are also a number of foods with anti aging fighting powers.
Kiwi: Kiwi contains high levels of antioxidants which help delay and reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
Blueberries: Blueberries are high in antioxidants and are known to contain compounds that help slow the aging process.
This information is by no means a substitute for consistent health practices, nor is a replacement for medical care.