For skin that glows - a good nights sleep and pro-active skin care rituals are absolutely essential.
What's just as (and more) important?
The QUALITY of our nutritional choices on a daily basis.
psst. (I know you know this)
I add the most dense, colorful produce to my Instacart Grocery delivery on a weekly basis. Amongst this list are rich leafy greens that make it into my vitamix daily.
For energy, assisted daily detoxification and for more glow to your complexion - it is just as much about what you put in your body, than what you put on it. Get the deets below.
Leafy greens, Vitamin C rich fruits, nuts and seeds can all help contribute to a radiant glow, and smoothies are just one way to consume all the goodness from these nutrient-rich foods in one sitting. Consider adding these top ingredients to your next smoothie to help you achieve healthy skin from the inside out.
Kale is a great source of lutein and zeaxanthin, nutrients that absorb and buffer the free radicals created by UV light. Plus, one cup a day gives you 134% of your daily value for skin-firming vitamin-C.
Although not quite as high as kale, kiwifruit contains nearly 120% of your daily vitamin C needs in one medium sized fruit. Vitamin C stimulates collagen, which keeps skin firm and helps to smooth fine lines. It also adds a delicious burst of flavour to any smoothie.
In one serving, sunflower seeds provide 37% of your daily vitamin E requirement, which helps to keep skin free from acne. Vitamin E is also thought to enhance your immune system; helping your body to fight off inflammation that could lead to acne.
Water is essential for organs to function properly, and as skin is our largest organ, hydration is crucial. Standard water is the preferred option, but coconut water can be just as hydrating and can give your smoothie a flavour boost.
Greek yogurt contains lactobacillus acidophilus, a bacteria that helps reduce inflammation in skin, kills bacteria, lessens the severity of acne breakouts, and nourishes skin cells from the inside out. In addition, greek yoghurt also contains lactic acid which helps boost collagen and elastin production within the deeper layers of skin.
Grab your blender, some fresh produce and take 5 for some self nourishment and self care.