Ever heard the phrase “you are what you eat”?This means it is important to eat nutritious food in order to be healthy and fit.The same theory applies to our skin - although skincare products can help with the external look of our skin, it is also important that we ingest superfoods to help us achieve glowing and healthy skin from inside out for double the benefits.
Apart from superfoods, another quick and fuss-free way for better skin is by havingdetox drinks and supplements. There are many to choose from inSingapore, but make sure to purchase from reputable brandsso you get peace of mind that intensive research has been done to only offer the best for your body.
Read on to find out more about the sevensuperfoods for supple skin.
#1 Chia seeds
Chia seeds may look ultra-tiny but they sure pack a punch! Containingomega-3 fatty acids, chia seeds can help to prevent heart disease and also strengthen your skin. As omega-3 fatty acids help to reduce inflammation and preserve collagen, your skin will start looking tighter in no time.
In case you did not know, gut health can affect how our skin looks too. This mini superfood aids in digestion which means improved overall health, and ultimately boosts the skin.
Pomegranates are packed with antioxidants that can help to reduce signs of ageing like fine lines and age spots. It works by increasing cell regeneration in the skin so that it can rejuvenate new ones. This also results in lessened skin inflammation of skin conditions such as acne. Pomegranates are also high in vitamin C, which is thought to be natural antimicrobials that can help to fight fungus and bacteria in the skin, improving acne-prone skin.
Alas, pomegranates are also known to be hard to prepare and consume, thanks to their small seeds which some may not like. If you agree, you might want totry your hand at takingCheryl W’s Radiant Good To Glow which is also high in Vitamin C, just like pomegranates, to reduce melanin production to achieve brighter skin. Other active ingredients like tomato essence and plant extracts help to firm up the skin too.
We have yet another tiny superfood in this list which also has many skin benefits for its size. Blueberries are high in antioxidants that can help to fight cell-damaging free radicals (due to sun exposure, pollution and a poor diet) and slow down signs of ageing.
They also boost collagen in the skin naturally, keeping it moisturised and dewy. Blueberries can support wound healing too, so if you have blemishes, introducing more blueberries into your diet will help.
Alternatively, you can try theCheryl W Radiant Baby Face Jell-oh! which contains cranberry and elderberry extracts that are similar to what blueberries do for the skin.
Mango lovers will be glad to know that this tropical fruit has skin benefits too! They are loaded with Vitamin A which can help to revive dull skin and improve its brightness. Mangoes are also rich in beta-carotene, a red-orange pigment found in colourful vegetables and fruits. This converts into Vitamin A in the body, helping in fighting acne. Vitamin C in mangoes reduces the appearance of dark spots, hyperpigmentation and blemishes for brighter and clearer-looking skin.
We cannot stress this enough but eating your greens is a vital part of maintaining and achieving healthy skin. Spinach is rich in Vitamins B, A, C, E and K - does it not already sound like something you need to include in your diet?
Vitamin A has antioxidants that prevent premature ageing while Vitamin C repairs skin cells which will improve any hyperpigmentation you have on your skin. Vitamin K is also naturally found in spinach and can help with keeping skin clear and reducing inflammation. Did you know that spinach contains a high amount of water? It aids in the skin’s hydration level, leaving it moisturised and smooth.
Beetroot is high in Vitamin C which can help with anti-ageing and has anti-inflammatory properties good for acne-prone skin. As Vitamin C is beneficial in reducing skin hyperpigmentation too, adequately consuming this superfood will improve any dark spots or acne scars you have on your skin.
If you are a fan of avocado toast, you are already halfway to achieving good skin! That is because avocados are an excellent source of vitamin E and C, which play a key role in the vitality of your skin. Intake of healthy fat found in avocados also helps to increase skin elasticity and reduce the appearance of wrinkles for bouncy and supple skin.
Cheryl W,a wellness centre in Singapore, has a wide range ofdetox drinks as well as beauty supplements available to help you kickstart your wellness journey. You will surely find something that will suit your skin needs.