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Foods and You: The Good, Bad and Ugly

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Our skin is the biggest organ on our body, and since it is on the outside, the foods that we eat would never affect it, right🤔?

Wrong!

Having poor eating habits can deprive our skin of the nutrients needed to keep it healthy and fresh.  Ever hear the term, “you are what you eat”? Well it is true! Your skin knows when it lacks the love it requires, and when it is unhappy, your skin will let you know. So, what is your skin trying to tell you about the foods you consume?

Dry Skin

Ever notice pesky dry spots on your skin? No matter how much you moisturise, or scrub, they keep returning. Well, that is due to dehydration. Dry and flaky skin is all due to lack of water. Did you know that not only could you drink water to help with hydration but that some foods give your skin the moisture it needs?

Food such as apples, watermelons, coconuts, cucumbers, and celery are water-rich foods that contribute to a large amount of water to your diet. Just listing those foods makes us hungry and ready to hit the fruit market! 😋

Rough Skin

Does your skin seem rough or even saggy? Well, you could be lacking collagen. What is collagen, you ask? Well, it is the protein that ensures your skin is resilient, has a fantastic texture, and remains healthy.  Our body consists of a third of collagen, so we must maintain a healthy level. Some ways you can do so is by increasing your vitamin C and zinc intake.

Next time you are at the grocery store, make sure you purchase protein boosters such as oats, almonds, broccoli, quinoa, lentils, and Ezekiel bread. Adding these foods to your diet will make a world of difference.

Your skin already appreciates you.

Acne

Who does not like a nice slice of moist red velvet cake or a pint of ice cream while curled up on the couch watching Netflix? Though they may taste delightful, causing us to indulge, sugar not only attacks your waistline but your skin too. Refined and processed carbohydrates such as white sugar results in ACNE! Imagine waking up one morning to be greeted by a family of pimples sitting comfortably on your face. No ma’am!

Sugar also breaks down the collagen in your skin, causing early ageing. We do not know who needs to hear this but LEAVE THE PROCESSED SUGAR ALONE. Luckily, dark chocolate is right for you only in moderations. 🍫

Staying indoors due to COVID has created some questionable eating habits for some of us that we are not accustomed to, wreaking havoc on our skin. Completing a daily skincare routine with your favourite products (from R&R Luxury of course 😉) is only half the battle of what is needed to maintain healthy skin. Making small changes to your diet will make a massive impact on the longevity of your skin.

Share some of the food you eat that helps the glow in your skin!

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