How nutrition plays a key role in beautiful skin

May 1st, or May Day, has long been a time of celebration. While the history of May Day takes a few different paths, the overarching theme is one of reverence to the Earth and a positive look at the harvest season to come. Most significantly, it’s seen as the beginning of spring and a time of fertility and rebirth. 

What a wonderful time to take stock of your approach to youthful skin and the way you nourish it.

Nutrition and skincare

Your skin, just like all of your organs, needs to be nourished and cared for. A diet of healthy foods will help to boost your skin, while a diet of junk foods will eventually begin to weaken it. It’s the old adage, you are what you eat, all over again, but when it comes to your skin, the results are more visible.

You certainly can’t tell how healthy someone’s heart or lungs are just by looking at them. But when you look at someone’s skin, you instantly get some clues as to their health and age. This is a big part of why having beautiful skin is so important.

Your skin and your nutritional approach

Making the connection between nutrition and skincare even more difficult is the individual. Each person has different skincare needs and concerns. That means there has to be a little research, some trial-and-error, and some finetuning to come up with your personalized approach to effective skincare.

A huge part of that personalization involves nutrition and what we put on and in our bodies to nourish it. This is why it’s important to know what ingredients you’re eating and using, how they are designed to work in the body, and how they specifically affect you.

Picking the right ingredients for better skin

Initially, it’s a little weird to think that diet tips can play a role in having vibrant skin, but if you open your view of what diet means, it makes a lot of sense. In fact, a nutritional approach to skincare will naturally bring out the radiance of your skin.

Reverse the slow signs of aging

There are nutrients that have an effect on helping to slow down the signs of aging, the little wrinkle you see here and there, the freckle that appeared on your cheek, patchy and dry spots. Add the following to fight those age signs and more.

Vitamin A not only improves wrinkles but might even promote skin-building compounds.

♦ Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that may help to neutralize free radicals that lead to premature skin aging.

♦ Tea extracts from green, black, and oolong teas have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that assist in reducing the appearance of wrinkles

♦ Grape seed extract promotes collagen production for less sagging and thinning of the skin.

♦ Mushrooms can help fade skin discolorations like liver spots and freckles.

Aloe vera can be consumed (with care), or it can be applied to the skin to boost hydration

♦ Good old-fashioned water is great for improved hydration throughout the body

Combat skin problems

If your skin concern goes deeper than a little aging, then it’s time to step up your game. The following, naturally-derived ingredients are effective in delivering healing results, without added toxins.

♦ Once again, aloe vera is helpful because of its soothing nature.

♦ Chamomile tea is a powerhouse for the skin with properties that are anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, antibacterial, antiseptic, and it’s even got antioxidants.

♦ Green tea can help reduce redness and irritation that is known to cause swelling. It can also assist in fighting the occasional breakout.

♦ Omega-3 fatty acids in some fish and nuts reduce inflammation and may even help people alleviate skin irritation.

♦ Skin conditions can also benefit from foods with flavonoids, like colored fruits and vegetables.

Glowing, youthful skin

If you have beautiful skin and want to maintain it, or if you’re working on getting that glow, the following ingredients are full of nutritional benefits.

♦ Fatty fish come loaded with omega-3 fatty acids that protect the skin from UV radiation while the vitamin E in these fish fight inflammation and free radicals.

♦ Avocados once again bring the vitamin E and essential fats to your skin. They also have lutein and zeaxanthin that help protect and repair the skin from UV radiation.

♦ If you don’t like fatty fish, walnuts give you the same healthy nutrition plus a nice amount of omega-6 fatty acids as well. 

What are nutraceuticals, and do I need them?

Nutraceuticals are ingredients that provide health benefits. The word comes from combining nutrition with pharmaceuticals. Several studies have looked into the effects of nutraceuticals and skincare, and it seems pretty clear that selecting foods based on their ability to promote healthy skin is indeed a great approach to take.

Not only can changing your diet to boost skin health be useful, but supplements can also help to fill in diet gaps, giving you those essential nutrients you need to look and feel your best. 

Simple Beauty Bundle

By pulling together expert knowledge of ingredients and the effects on your body and skin, the Simple Beauty Bundle of products is specifically designed to put nutrition first—so you get luxurious skin that’s fueled by only the best naturally-derived ingredients.

It’s a true nutraceutical approach that takes what nature has created and brings it to you in the most effective way possible without additives and extras that you don’t need. 

Harness the power of aloe vera, chamomile, vitamin A, and more in a complete skincare system formulated to complement your health-based diet for the beautiful skin results that you’ve always wanted.

To put it simply

It’s time to change the way we think of inner and outer beauty. A whole-body approach to wellness boosts health in ways that show improved strength, youthful glow, and natural beauty. 

Think of your new beauty routine as one that begins with what you put into your body paired with what you put on it. Always focused on the right, naturally-derived ingredients.

Finding the perfect skincare routine means creating a customized approach that focuses on your needs and physiology. Great skincare is a balance between nature and science, both working together to support your health in a way that’s visibly-apparent. Nutraceuticals, diet, and well-chosen skincare products, like the Simple Beauty Bundle, can be just what you need to round out your best skincare plan.