Glowing skin can be given a helping hand by using nourishing topical products and by maintaining a healthy diet and lifestyle. Making sure that what's on your plate is also supporting the products you use on your skin is like a double whammy of nutritional goodness!
Vitamin C is a real superstar and has so many benefits for your skin! It encourages the production of collagen which is important if you want to reduce signs of ageing. Not only that, but it's a potent antioxidant which will help to protect your skin from harmful free radicals such as pollutants and damage from UV rays. Finally, vitamin C is simply amazing at brightening everything up, reducing pigmentation and dark spots, giving you that fresh, sparkling glow. It can be found in abundance in peppers, citrus fruits, strawberries, broccoli, kiwi and kale.
The queen of regeneration and renewal! Vitamin A is great for smoothing fine lines and what you can thank for that plump-looking complexion, particularly after using products that contain concentrated amounts (think retinol treatments). High vitamin A foods include sweet potatoes, carrots, fish (tuna), winter squashes, dark leafy greens, cantaloupe, lettuce, bell peppers, pink grapefruit, and broccoli (1). Rosehip oil is rich in vitamin A and is a miracle worker at helping to heal and reduce scars, pigmentation and soothe breakouts.
The protector and repairer. Vitamin E works hard at fighting free radicals and protecting the skin from daily environmental stressors. This wonderful antioxidant can help to strengthen your skin's barrier wall, whilst moisturising, hydrating and healing from within. It really is an all-rounder for truly nourishing your skin and can be found in generous quantities in nuts, leafy greens, seeds and vegetable oils.
We hope you found this article useful and that it helps you on your way to enjoying your gorgeous skin!