01 . 2021
Your beauty routine isn’t just as simple as regular cleansing, moisturising and conditioning. If you want naturally strong hair, nails and glowing skin, you have to look to your diet.
They say you are what you eat and if you gorge yourself on processed foods, it’s likely to show on your hair, nails and skin.
But if you add nutrient-rich foods to your diet, you can actually supercharge your beauty routine.
For example, for glowing skin and a healthy scalp eating fish such as salmon, halibut and mackerel which are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, iron and vitamin B-12 can promote a great complexion and thick glossy hair.
Veggies such as vitamin A rich carrots, spinach, broccoli, peas and romaine lettuce can also promote healthy hair and nail growth.
Tomatoes are also a great veggie to add to salads as they are rich in antioxidants such as Vitamin C and E which are perfect for keeping skin wrinkle-free and smooth.
Avocado is also one of my favourite foods for great skin and hair as it’s a fabulous source of Vitamin E, Vitamin B and omega-3 fats, fibre and Vitamin C.
Use avocado on your toast and sandwiches instead of butter and see what a difference it makes to your skin and hair.
Blueberries also contain powerful antioxidant properties and should be added to the diet to help reduce the effects of aging on the skin. They are also great at combatting acne.
You can add them to porridge for a double whammy. Oats are full of copper, zinc and B vitamins which all work combined to keep your skin and nails healthy.
Beans are also a great one for stronger nails. They are high in fibre, protein, zinc and antioxidants which can all boost collagen production which also give your skin a gorgeous glow and increases elasticity.
Lastly don’t forget to drink at least eight glasses of water and a few cups of green tea a day. Hydration help keeps your skin plump while green tea contains powerful flavonoids to help protect against ageing.