Bring that glow on!

Skin matters

Bring that glow on!

Ready to eat your way to better your hair and skin? You can. Research now shows that it’s possible to influence your looks simply by choosing specific foods.

Hair growth and fallout, skin collagen production, hormone balance and more are all tied to what you choose to eat. Here are the must-eats to help you get your glow on.

Spinach
Not only does spinach give you strength, but it’s also a major anti-ager. This nutrient is crucial for allowing proper moisture retention to the epidermis, preventing wrinkles and remove dead skin. For premium absorption, pair spinach with food that’s high in vitamin C.
Squeeze a lemon in a homemade dressing drizzled over a spinach salad.

Coconut
The water from coconut is a great natural hydration aid and contains potassium, an electrolyte that helps move nutrients into our cells. Coconut oil, which is high in healthy fats, vitamins E and K and minerals, is one of the best natural nutrients for your hair, boosting growth and shine by moisturising the scalp.

It’s also highly effective in reducing protein loss when used as a pre-wash conditioning treatment.

Eggs
Eggs are serious healthy-hair helpers. One of their key ingredients is sulphur, an essential nutrient that helps with everything from vitamin B absorption to liver function. Sulphur is also necessary for the production of collagen and keratin, which help create and maintain shiny locks, strong nails and glowing skin.

Fatty fish
Fish that are high in omega-3 fatty acids have incredible beauty benefits, including glowing skin and shiny strands. About three percent of the hair shaft is made up of omega-3 fatty acids. Eating fish once in a couple of weeks does wonders to keep hair and skin glowing.

Garlic
Truly one of nature’s best medicines, garlic also helps prevent breakouts and maintain clear skin. To make the most of its naturally antibiotic compounds, it’s best to crush or chop garlic and leave it on the cutting board for a few minutes before cooking.

Walnuts
These nuts have omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, which help the body retain moisture, giving your mane a healthy-looking shine. The protein content of the walnuts helps boost hair follicles, making hair fuller and stronger.

Tomatoes
Tomatoes are skincare superheroes, protecting you from sun damage thanks to their high antioxidant content.

Pineapple
This sweet treat is high in vitamin C and the enzyme bromelain, which is known to be an effective skin softener. Drinking pineapple juice and munching on the fruit help the body synthesise collagen, which supports skin structure, while vitamin C and amino acids aid in cell and tissue repair, giving you a youthful appearance. Add it to your morning smoothie for a refreshing treat.

Oats
For the love of your locks, you need to eat more oats. They have high amounts of zinc, biotin, magnesium and potassium. A deficiency in these key nutrients can lead to more brittle hair and more breakage.

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