Let’s cut to the chase, it’s what we all want. Fresh and healthy skin all year round.
It’s a story as old as time, but we think we’ve finally cracked the code. A few magic ingredients that can give you a natural, healthy glow that starts in your gut and shines bright through your skin! Impossible? I think not!
I mean, who wouldn’t want glowing skin 24/7? The best compliment to receive is the “You are glowing!” compliment. You feel like you can conquer the day with a comment like that.
We’ve gathered a few of our favourite secrets to share with you.
First, let’s start from the inside out. Gut health is super important when it comes to maintaining a healthy glow. That’s why having up to 2 litres of water a day or more is highly recommended by countless health experts. It can have extreme benefits on digestion, absorption, and excretion. When it comes to that healthy glow, having 2 litres of water can lead to a fuller, radiant face. Not drinking enough water can lead to dry, tight and flaky skin that is more prone to aging and the “W” word… Wrinkles.
Vitamin C is the holy grail of staying young! It is essential for collagen production, and so a lack of Vitamin C can cause you to have saggy skin and bruising. Collagen prevents aging and is great for reducing wrinkles by providing greater elasticity for the skin. Vitamin C is considered one of the most important antioxidants for our skin as it helps the healing and improvement of the wounds by free radicals (a product of daily environmental stressors aka. the bad guys). Serums and creams can assist, but we recommend a more effective approach to your Vitamin C intake. There are plenty of ways to consume Vitamin C, such as powder form, capsules, and even as a spread!
Vitamin E is another magic ingredient that can be used to treat a wide range of skin conditions. It is a fat-soluble nutrient with plenty of anti-inflammatory properties. Not only does it help skin, but it can also support the immune system and cell function. As an antioxidant, Vitamin E can have crazy impacts on preventing oxidative damage to cells by helping remove free radicals.
There is absolutely no excuse to not be wearing SPF every single day, but Vitamin E can be beneficial in reducing already occurred UV damage to the skin which can be super valuable! Additionally, Vitamin E has moisturizing and healing benefits that also hydrates the skin.
Probiotics and Prebiotics
Probiotics & prebiotics are incredible for targeting toxins in the gut. Prebiotics are a form of dietary fibre that is a fertilizer for the good bacteria in your gut while probiotics are actual live bacteria that can be found in yoghurt and other foods. Sounds sort of gross right? But they can actually have a significant impact on your health by having them around! They do a number of things such as helping the digestive systems, reduce disease or infection risk, fight harmful bacteria in the intestines and give the immune system a boost!
All amazing benefits that, yes, you guessed it, can support your glowing skin! Probiotics and prebiotics work similarly on the skin as they do in the digestive system, primarily in maintaining a balanced state. On the skin, the result is a complexion that's not too dry or not too oily, with the resilience to avoid nasty environmental conditions. They help reduce inflammation, redness, bumps and even prevent premature aging.
With so many natural ways to increase that noticeable glow to your skin from the inside out, it’s definitely worth skimming through our online health food store to find the best option for you!