It’s not true that beauty is only “skin-deep”.
In fact, for us to attain any sort of standard of beauty, it takes a lot of work – especially when we’re working on the shallow end of the good genetic pool. Then again, we at Athia believe that real physical beauty comes in the form of good health and vitality. We simply cannot attain this without exercise and a well-balanced diet. So, we have some quick tips for you on how you can improve your nutrition and get the clear skin you deserve.
You are What You Eat
Whatever we put in our bodies will affect our overall wellness. While we fancy some cocktails and junk food on most days, these unhealthy food choices will eventually take a toll on our health – especially our skin. That said, if the goal is to boost your vitality and get the natural glow of your skin, we need a strategic shift in our nutrition.
Here are some key things to consider:
- Omega-3 fatty acids are a staple when it comes to boosting skin health since they keep the skin supple and nourished. You can get your daily dose from fatty fish like mackerels and salmons.
- Healthy fat is also an essential addition to your diet. With that, feel free to get some avocados, walnuts, and sunflower seeds for your snack time.
- Vitamins A and C are among the most important nutrients to have on a daily basis, which is why having some greens and fruits are almost always recommended. These vitamins speed up skin rejuvenation and detoxification, which paves the way for more moisturized and clear skin.
- Soy also does wonders for your skin because of the isoflavone content, a plant compound that improves skin elasticity, reduces fine lines, and increases collagen.
The Skincare that Works
It’s always ideal to top up a well-balanced diet with a basic yet effective skincare routine.
With that, we should always keep our skin clean with a gentle low pH cleanser that doesn’t strip our skin of essential oils. While exfoliation is generally recommended every week, we can always use a lip scrub daily to keep our lips plump and free of dead chapped skin cells. Another vital addition to your skincare regimen is a lightweight moisturizer with SPF to keep you protected from the harmful rays of the sun. That said, as our day comes to a close, let’s not forget to use our lip mask for added nourishment and a detox mask to get rid of the residue left on our skin.
A Better You
Putting in the effort for better skin health may not always be a walk in the park, but it is certainly a road we all ought to follow through. Clear skin can do wonders for your self-esteem, and even just a little confidence and positive progress can help make our lives a little better. That being said, we hope that this quick guide offers the encouragement you need to improve your diet and get the skin you deserve.