Did you know your skin is the largest organ in your body? That’s right, your epidermis (the fancy term for skin) is the largest organ in the human body, and one of the largest indicators of overall health! From a biological standpoint, that’s one reason we care so much about having healthy, beautiful skin. Beautiful skin signals to other humans that we are healthy and strong!
Check out this video by Sophie Uliano to find out why you need Vitamin C in your life!
As the cold weather moves in, and the days get shorter, we should be extra mindful that our skin is getting the proper nutrition it needs to stay healthy and beautiful! That means it’s time to talk about skin food!
Just like any other organ, there are specific nutrients that we can eat and drink that will directly affect the way our skin looks and feels. There are two ways to feed skin: from the inside, and from the outside.
Let’s start on the inside and work our way out!
We’ve talked a lot about how trading a soda or coffee for a glass of water every day can be a quick and easy step towards healthier skin. Another great way to feed your skin is with fresh healthy meals! You can find a few of our favorite recipes here.
Fresh fruits and vegetables are the best source of internal skin food because nature has arranged them with the proper balance of nutrients combined together in their most basic and raw form. Look for antioxidant rich foods like spinach, blueberries, and dark chocolate! Artichokes, beets, and cherries are a few unique ingredients that are full of antioxidants for more adventurous palates!
The antioxidants found in Vitamin C are experts at repairing the appearance of dark spots and sun damage. These hard workers also give skin a brighter and more even looking tone! Using a Vitamin C Serum is wonderful for your skin because it’s much more potent and easier for your skin to absorb. Plus, you get to cut out the 21 grams of sugar in a single cup of orange juice!
Retinol, made from Vitamin A, is another powerful way to feed your skin from the outside. This antioxidant is so powerful it can irritate very sensitive skin, so be sure to test it 2-3 nights a week before including it in your daily routine. Retinol’s antioxidants are effective and efficient workers. They can help ease the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles as well as giving skin a plump, firm look and feel.
Antioxidants really are the unsung heroes of anti-aging results, so making sure our skin is fed plenty of them, inside and out, is one of the best ways we can we can keep our skin feeling healthy and beautiful all year long!