What you put on your skin can often be the very first concern when we’re addressing skin problems, but what goes into your skin is massively important. It’s like building a house: it can be as pretty as you like, but if the foundations aren’t good enough then that beauty won’t last. For truly strong, radiant skin, we need to establish good foundations.
Fortunately many of us become increasingly aware of the importance of diet to our skin. We are reducing their sugar and caffeine intake, eating more red and yellow plants, checking ourselves for a dairy allergy, or just eating a few more greens. There is also a constantly increasing number of health-oriented eateries and brands, so that eating a beauty-promoting diet is easier than ever.
However, although it may be easy to grab a “health food snack” or a “vitamin drink”, the first step to eating healthy is to eat home-cooked food made from the ingredients you know what they are. It doesn’t matter whether you make it yourself, get a friend or relative to help, or even pick it up at a holistic or traditional salad bar, but you need to make sure what you are eating is real, whole and fresh foods, minimally processed.