As a nutritionist, we are guided by 3 instant indicators that tell us if you are eating healthy; skin, hair and eyes!
Here are some tips for that radiant beautiful skin…
Water- If you do not drink enough water, your skin will show it. Water is important for all organs, even those we can’t see. Stay hydrated by drinking at least 64 ounces of water per day. If you suffer from dry skin, 90 ounces may be necessary.
Gamma Linoleic Acid- Evening primrose oil, borage oil and black currant oil all promote skin health and may even help to alleviate some of the other symptoms that come with along with hormone imbalance. Choose one or even use a combination of all three to keep your skin healthy.
Omega 3 Fatty Acids- Fish, fish oil, flax seed and walnuts are all full of Omega 3s. These essential fatty acids are important for skin health. If you cannot eat 3 servings of coldwater fish per week, consider supplementing with fish oil. Make sure it is of high quality and without mercury
Non-toxic skin care products- Many skin care products, meant to keep skin healthy, actually damage the skin with drying agents and chemicals. If you can’t pronounce the ingredients, there is a high likelihood that it is a chemical- trust me on this one! Just as concerning as the foods you eat, so, too are chemicals in skin care products. Some typical skin care ingredients to avoid include: parabens, propylene glycol, and petrolatum. Choose products like Vitamin E oil, jojoba oil, coconut oil or aloe vera, either fresh from the plant or in a product with a high concentration and few added ingredients. Start reading labels good people!
There are many steps you can take to preserve your skin. Small changes can make a big difference for the largest organ of your body, so make sure to take care of it. To a healthy, glowing skin!