Updated: Jun 23
Achieving a natural glow is a two-part process. Your skin isn't only a reflection of what you put on it, but it also is a result of what you eat. Your current skin issues can be quite insightful as to what your diet is like and how your body is digesting certain foods. That said, getting naturally glowing skin is much easier than one might think. Here are several positive lifestyle changes you may want to consider making.
#1 Eat Healthier
We're sure you've heard, that you are what you eat. It might sound cliché, but it couldn't be more true. Did you know that the minerals and vitamins in fruits, vegetables and healthy fats help prevent signs of aging and dryness? Did you also know that as you age your skin changes and diet becomes even more important pertaining to how you feel and look? Yes, it's true! The food you choose to consume on a daily basis makes a world of difference between clear glowing skin and dull dehydrated skin.
So, what foods should you consider adding to your diet for glowing skin? We're glad you asked! For starters give your skin a natural boost with fatty fish like salmon or an Omega-3 supplement that encourages radiance and helps reduce redness + inflammation. Avocados are a tasty snack that helps the skin to stay moisturized and firm due to their abundance of vitamins C, E and biotin. Snack on seeds like walnuts and sunflower seeds for an added dose of vitamins that promote healthy skin. Carrots are another great food to munch on for glowing skin due to their richness in vitamin A which fights sunburn, dead cells and wrinkles while revealing a warm glowing complexion. Next up, add some beans to your diet such as chickpeas or soybeans which both help to reduce the appearance of fine lines + wrinkles and improve the elasticity of the skin. Last but not least, an all-time favorite of many...dark chocolate! Though bitter in taste the benefits are nothing but sweet. Loaded with antioxidants that hydrate and smooth skin while improving blood flow. Who knew chocolate treats could be so healthy for you?
#2 Upgrade Your Skincare Regimen
Your skin responds to what you treat it with and as a consumer, it's your responsibility to make sure that what you are putting on your body is actually good for you. If you haven't already switched over to all-natural products here are a few key pointers on how to seamlessly transition from what you use now to all-natural skincare.
At Jade Alycia Beauty, we do the leg-walk for you ensuring that all of our natural ingredients are of the highest quality and only from the most reputable vendors worldwide. Our trustworthy products are formulated and sampled in-house by our very own Founder, Jade Alycia. As someone who struggled with skin issues for much of her teenage years and into young adulthood, she understands the struggles and needs of our sensitive skin community best!
For glowing skin, Jade recommends using our Coconut Mint Rejuvenating Face Cleanser,
Witch Hazel Rose Clarifying Face Toner and Vanilla Aloe Hydrating Night Face Moisturizer on your face. For your body, she recommends using our Mango Papaya Refreshing Body Wash, Lemon Shea Lavender Renewing Body Butter and Jojoba Restorative Face & Body Oil.
If you're curious to know just how effective our vegan-friendly products are find out in our beauty feature, Why Natural Ingredients Are Purely Powerful.
#3 Drink More Water
It is recommended to drink 2.7 liters to 3.7 liters of water a day to stay hydrated and to ensure your skin is getting its daily natural flush. Water is the key to the ultimate hydration which naturally promotes glowing skin. Our bodies are made up of 60% water in males and 55% water in females. Needless to say, get guzzling!
The best water to consume is spring water due to the crisp fresh taste and the purity of its natural source. If your tastebuds desire a little bit of flavor, try sipping on a cup of green tea instead. This popular drink is rich in antioxidants that help to even skin tone and texture, protect your skin, reduce redness, hydrate, and improve overall health + elasticity. Pineapple juice is another drink that is good for the skin helping to reduce acne and sunburn, even out skin tone, and leave a glowing complexion due to the anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties of this delicious fruit juice.
Well J FAM, that's all you need to know. Now it's time to let us see that glow! Upload your clean barefaced before and after shots in our online gallery for a chance to be featured on our website + socials. What are you waiting for? Get glowing!