This summer, I’ll be featuring some healthy living guest experts to share with you amazing tips, tricks and techniques that go beyond what you normally find here on The House of Healthy. You’ll find new and exciting ways to get healthy and keep you glow all summer long.
The first guest is Mary Elle from EmElleLaBelle.com. You’ll find her healthy beauty tips refreshing and simple – exactly what summertime calls for.
In my teens and early 20s, I didn’t give too much thought when it came to my skin. I literally slathered anything and everything on it. Was it drying? Too harsh? Doing more harm than good? Meh, no big deal. Oh, and UV rays? What are those? Where’s the tanning bed?!
Once I hit my mid 20s, I started worrying about what I put on my skin more. I also looked into ways to prevent and protect my skin. SPF became my BFF, and I am becoming more and more aware of the harsh chemicals I’d put on myself.
Aside from finding products that suited my skin and its needs, I’ve also found that diet affects how my skin looks.
Here are some of the best foods to put on your grocery list regularly:
Rich in antioxidants, grapes help get rid of free radicals. Free radical damage can affect your skin by deteriorating the skin’s appearance and can cause wrinkling.
Wine also has great antioxidants, but the alcohol content can cause dehydration, which isn’t ideal for healthy looking skin.
Everybody loves avocados, right? Well, good news. These things are filled with fat, the GOOD kind of fat. Normally, fat is considered a bad word, but these fats help your skin stay hydrated, and helps absorb and deliver nutrients to your skin.
This yummy and beautifully coloured fish is a great way to get in your healthy omega-3 fats. Omega-3 has been shown in studies that it can prevent skin cancer cells from growing and spreading.
If you’re not much of a fish person, you can try implementing flax and chia seeds, eggs, and walnuts to get your omega-3 kick!
These are packed with water, which provides hydration to your body and skin. As we get older, collagen renewal slows down. The vitamin C in oranges helps promote collagen production, which is responsible for that supple, plump skin look!
I’ve saved the best for last – Chocolate.
But it can’t be just any chocolate. Aim to get high quality, 70% cocoa, not that sugar and dairy filled milk chocolate stuff.
Dark chocolate contains antioxidants, which we already know are awesome for skin. Flavonols in chocolate help smooth the texture of skin, giving it a youthful look.
There is no miracle food or product that will stop you from ageing, but we can do our part to feed our bodies with great and healthy food.
It makes sense, right? If you eat something that is considered good for your body, it would be good for your skin. Your skin is a reflection of your overall health. Not only is it important to watch what you put on your skin, it is definitely just as crucial to watch what you put in your body.
About the Writer
Mary is the creator of EmElleLaBelle.com, where she helps women bring out their inner bombshell. We all need a little help sometimes when it comes to looking our best. Whether it’s a review to help get rid of stretchmarks or how to avoid visible panty lines, Mary helps you bring your best appearance forward!