At JIV.ELAN we take a holistic approach to skincare, which means we understand that there are many factors which contribute to skin quality. While using high quality natural products is a vital first step towards improving the appearance of the skin, diet also has a major role to play in skin health. As your JIV.ELAN products nourish your skin from the outside, try incorporating these six foods into your diet will help to nourish it from within.
Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries – they’re all delicious and they’re all jammed full of vitamin C which aids collagen production and antioxidants which prevent free radical damage and ultimately wrinkles.
Pumpkin seeds make the perfect healthy snack to keep you going throughout the day. They contain high concentrations of mineral zinc which is used to heal and repair the skin. It has also been shown to be effective in treating skin disorders like acne or eczema.
As well as being a good source of vitamin C, bananas contain silica which is used to make collagen, the major building block of the skin.
As well as being a healthy and colourful butter substitute, avocados contain high levels of vitamin E which is a powerful antioxidant and also increases moisture levels in the skin.
Carrots contain beta-carotene which is a precursor to vitamin A. Vitamin A is crucial to skin repair and maintenance, helping to prevent ageing and dry skin.
Swap you steak for a salmon fillet and boost your selenium intake. Selenium is an antioxidant which increases skin elasticity and protects the skin cells from free radical damage. Salmon and other oily fish are also high in omega 3 fatty acids which helps soothe and soften dry or inflamed skin.
Yes, water isn’t technically a food, but it is so vital to skin health that it makes this list anyway. Remember to drink at least two litres a day to keep your skin hydrated and healthy.