Skin-loving superfoods

Gorgeous, glowing skin… we all dream of it; but did you know the huge role that diet has on the overall condition of your skin?

While a splash of make-up or a good self-tan may help on the exterior, it’s actually superfoods that will have your skin really glowing.

By filling your diet with nutrient-rich foods, you’ll not only notice benefits to your health and wellbeing, you’ll also notice a huge difference to your skin – from the moment you step out of bed in the morning to the time you fall asleep.

What are superfoods?

Superfoods are nutrient-rich foods found in nature. They’re calorie sparse, yet nutrient dense, meaning they pack a lot of punch as far as goodness goes.

Typically full of anti-oxidants and essential nutrients that our bodies can’t make themselves, each superfood has a key role in aiding essential processes in your body.

Top 5 superfoods for skin

While there are lots of delicious superfoods that you can incorporate in your diet, there are a handful that are especially beneficial to your skin.

1)  Coconut oil: We love skincare products enriched with coconut oil. They make a great after-bath body moisturiser and the oil is a great base for homemade body scrubs.

Swapping your regular cooking oil for coconut oil has also become popular amongst health enthusiasts – so next time you make that batch of pancakes, swap the vegetable oil for coconut!

2)  Pineapple: While most fruits are great for your wellbeing and skin, pineapple is particularly special. Full of enzymes with powerful skin benefits, as well as vitamin C, the fruit can help to aid skin repair and give your immune system that all-important boost.

3)  Lemons: Another fantastic fruit and great for summer. Known for its high vitamin C content and detoxifying qualities, the citric acid in lemon provides a great exfoliate while vitamin C boosts collagen production.

Drinking a glass of warm water with a segment of two of lemon every morning is a great way to start your day and detoxify your body.

4)  Nuts: While they may be high in fat, nuts are packed with good fats essential for your bodily needs. Selenium-rich nuts, like brazil nuts and cashews, help fight acne and defend against sun damage.

While nuts like almonds and hazelnuts are packed with vitamin E to support skin cell turnover.

5)  Wild salmon: Salmon is one of the best foods for omega-3 fatty acids. These fatty acids help keep your skin supple and moisturised, while salmon’s selenium content helps protect the skin from sun exposure.

Give your skin a boost with AP Skincare

While improving your diet will certainly enhance the condition and appearance of your skin, there are lots of other products and procedures that can help you along the way too.

To find what skincare products and treatments AP Skincare have to offer don’t hesitate to contact us on 01254 297 000 to book your skincare consultation.

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