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The Secret to Radiant Skin
Now, I am sure you have been led to believe that dairy and gluten are the sole causes of your skin issues – and I am here to tell you, that is simply untrue! The fact is, everyone is so different, and that is why your triggers may also be so different than the person next to you. Instead of focusing on what you need to cut out of your diet, try focusing on foods that you can add in. See below for the 5 Best Foods to Promote Glowing Skin.
I don’t know about you, but my eczema flare-ups seem to tell me when I am stressed or overworked even when I am unaware of it. Stress can have a negative impact on our skin’s inflammation response, permeability and barrier function leading to an increase in eczema, psoriasis, acne and other dermatological issues (2). In a society where we are often functioning on stress and adrenaline, I urge you to implement some stress reducing techniques such as mindfulness, meditation, gentle exercise and good-quality “me-time”.
3. Topical creams
Not only are topical creams a great way to soothe the itch, heat and discomfort of skin issues, but it can also aid in reducing the inflammation from treating the root cause. Your skin is your bodies biggest organ, absorbing everything that it comes in contact with. It is so important to use products that will help with the root cause, rather than mask the symptoms of potential underlying issues of skin inflammation. That’s why, I have loved using the DermaGen products as they are nourishing and soothing on the skin whilst actually addressing the cause of my eczema with naturally derived ingredients.
The 5 Best Foods that Promote Glowing Skin
Berries (in particular, blueberries) are antioxidant powerhouses are packed full of compounds called anthocyanins which help keep your skin radiant and glowing (3).
As a direct anti-inflammatory, you should be aiming to get at least 2-3 serves of fish in your diet every week. Fish is also a great source of Omega-3 which is important for skin integrity – keeping it supple and moisturised (4). This is particularly important for those who suffer with eczema or psoriasis.
Nuts and seeds have an abundance of antioxidant properties in general. However, walnuts have the additional bonus of a much higher concentration of omega-3 and omega-6 fats in comparison to other nuts and seeds.
Tomatoes provide us with not only vitamin C, but high amounts of a compound called Lycopene. Lycopene has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties which helps protect the skin against sun damage (5).
5. Dark chocolate
Saving the best for last – dark chocolate is rich in a compound called flavanols which improves blood flow to the skin, contributes to the maintenance of skin health and may have anti-aging effects to the skin (6).