We spend money and time on our skincare routines, finding the best natural products and ensuring we spend a decent amount of time cleansing, toning and moisturizing each day, but is this enough?
While natural products are definitely a major part of a good skincare ritual, the foods you eat on a daily basis play a huge role too.
If your diet consists primarily of fast foods with very little to no nutrition then chances are your skin is not going to look its best. Not only will your skin look dull, eating like this on a regular basis may actually accelerate the signs of aging.
One of the best tips we can offer you is to cook your own foods so you know exactly what goes into your meals and what you’re putting into your body.
Here are our top ten reasons organic cooking will give you the glowing, radiant skin of your dreams!
Antioxidants fight the signs of aging
Organic whole, foods are packed in antioxidants such as Vitamins A, C and vitamin E, carotene and lycopene, all of which fight nasty free radicals that may put your skin at risk and increase the signs of aging.
Be sure to fill your fridge with an array of leafy greens like kale, spinach and swiss chard and enjoy a rainbow of fruits and veggies!
Fatty acids increase hydration
Fatty acids, found in foods including fish, nut and eggs all help to keep the skin dewy and beautifully hydrated so you can boast skin that glows with health!
Keep a variety on hand so you don’t get bored and stick to raw, unsalted nuts like almonds and walnuts.
Anti-inflammatory foods fight blemishes
Most whole foods have powerful anti-inflammatory properties, but a few that top the list include berries, fatty fish such as sardines and salmon, avocados, tomatoes, and olive oil.
These foods help to reduce inflammation, which in turn helps to soothe and calm down redness and inflammation associated with inflammatory skin conditions such as acne, eczema and psoriasis.
Healthier eating encourages healthy activity
It’s no secret that when you start incorporating healthier foods into your diet you’ll feel more energetic, which in turn may encourage you to take part in some healthy activity each day.
Exercise is a great way to enjoy healthy skin because sweating flushes toxins out of the body as well as boosts blood flow for a natural, healthy rosy glow!
Helps to flush toxins out of your system
You’ll initially go through a detox phase when making the switch, which may not feel wonderful, but this is the time when your body will start to flush out those nasty toxins that were lurking in your body so your skin will look better than it ever has!
Promotes a gorgeous glow
When you start flooding your body with nutrients, antioxidants and minerals you can rest assured that your skin is going to boast the most beautiful glow that will rival the best highlighter any day!
Less likely to “cheat”
When you start experiencing the wonderful benefits of cooking your own organic foods, you’ll stop craving those unhealthy, processed foods and you won’t even want to cheat anymore! Your new diet has now become a lifestyle that will ensure a lifetime of great skin!
Boosts blood flow for a collagen boost
Green tea, cayenne pepper and dark chocolate are just a few of our favorite blood-boosting foods!
Increased blood flow means increased collagen for smoother, plumper and more youthful looking skin. Collagen can also naturally repair and fade stretch marks.
You’ll be more motivated to research other natural ways to take care of your skin
When you’re experiencing the skin benefits of healthy, organic cooking for yourself you’ll be more motivated to start to find other natural ways to take care of your skin.
This may include starting to switch out your chemical-based products for natural ones or finding natural healthy ways to reduce stress.
You’ll get to know your skin best
Last, but not least, organic cooking will allow you to experiment with an array of foods and you’ll soon start to find your favorites for not only feeling good, but for really giving your skin that extra boost too!