It is a new year which means there is a flood of endless advice on the next best thing for healthy, glowing skin. And as much as we love our favorite serums and superfood-based creams, there are serious skincare gems hiding in plain sight.
Before we get into these tips, we would like to highlight that skincare doesn't always have to be about beauty. Our skin is the largest organ of our body and serves to protect us, maintain good health, and offer a big part of our human experience (touch and sensation).
Nonetheless - here are 4 beauty tips for ultra-glowing skin:
Vitamin C for Collagen Production. This antioxidant is great for protecting our skin from free radicals, but it's also a major player in collagen production (the skin-strengthening protein). It is needed for the synthesis of collagen and even helps to bind collagen fibers together. You can easily add Vitamin C to your diet by adding in foods such as bell peppers, citrus fruits, and broccoli.
Fiber for Natural Beauty. We could take all the beauty supplements money can buy. But if we are slacking on our daily fiber intake, it could be affecting how much of them we absorb. Fiber plays a huge role in supporting our digestive system to absorb more vitamins and minerals and even helps you get rid of toxic buildup and waste. Getting around 25-30 grams of fiber daily can help optimize your digestion for skin-healthy benefits.
Alkaline Water for Better Hydration. A well-known rule for glowing, dewy skin is staying hydrated, but did you know that alkaline water might be better at hydrating your body than regular water? For now, these are just new claims, but there are recent studies to support the idea. It is easy to get bottled alkaline water at your local grocery store, or you can use a pH drops or an ionized water filter for your home.Healthy Fats = A Healthy Glow. Food rich in healthy fats can come with surprising benefits for your skin. Fatty fish and plant-based foods high in good fats can help repair damage from UV rays, provide antioxidants, and even address specific skin concerns like sensitivity or roughness. Try adding foods like salmon, walnuts, avocado, chia seeds, flax seeds, and olive oil to give your skin the extra nurturing it needs.