Hey guys – how is everyone?
I want to talk about something that’s so important. You already know that I always talk about skin care and my favorite products because SKIN IS IN. Always lead with your skin. But what you put IN your body is just as important as what we put ON our body. I feel like we all know this, but I want to get specific.
Don’t be fooled, there is totally a correlation between skin and food. Whether you put that food on your skin or in your body, they can really make all the difference when it comes to the plumpness and dewiness in your skin.
I’m so focussed on skin and food so it’s about time I wrote this post.
Grab some cucumber slices and, as always, let’s get specific and break it down:
I put cucumber slices on my eyes all the time. They’re mostly water but have tons of vitamin C in them. It really helps soothe the skin and reduce swelling. It’s great for water retention because they’re a diuretic- it’ll really clean you out. If you have a burn, putting a cucumber on it will feel so good and really cool it down.
You just can’t go wrong with cucumbers whether you eat them or put them on your skin. Plus, they’re amazing for sunburns or any irritation. You know the classic image of someone at a spa with a towel around their head and cucumber slices on their eyes? – well, that’s because they’re known for reducing lines and wrinkles around the eyes. So slap those cucumbers on your eyes all day long.
Watermelon is also a diuretic which means it’s going to flush you out. Watermelon is full of water, 92% water to be exact. It’s full of potassium, selenium ( see below ), zinc, and helps promote collagen formation. I wouldn’t be me if I didn’t tell you guys… that I actually eat the rind. People think it’s inedible but it’s not, SO don’t throw away the green part of the watermelon!
I think it tastes good and it’s totally edible and good for you. Trust me on this. Oh, and watermelon is filled with tons of amino acids and has blood-building chlorophyll which is great for circulation.
Obviously healthy fats are so great for the skin. We all know that I feel? Avocados are full of vitamin C & E, and really keep your skin flexible and moisturized. I like to eat at least a tablespoon of avocado a day. I put a bit on a GG cracker or in a smoothie.
Nuts are another healthy fat that are so good for skin. They have lots of fatty acids and are rich in Omega 3 & 6. You really don’t want to go overboard with nuts because they can really inflame you. A little handful a day is great. Nuts also contain one of my favorites, selenium. It’s insane for your skin- Selenium actually works with vitamin E to coat your cell membranes in a protective layer. It neutralizes free radicals, soothes redness, and fights inflammation – which we always want. – source
I love a baked sweet potato. Especially homemade sweet potato fries. This root vegetable is full of antioxidants and vitamin C. Sweet potatoes also have vitamin A & collagen, which is ideal for the skin. It can also decrease sensitivity to the sun – this means less damage from UV rays. Yes please.
This is so great for reducing redness. I like to put a spoon in ice water so it gets super cold, then wrap a wet green tea bag around it. It’s the perfect travel hack. I put it around my eyes and it really improves the elasticity of the skin around your eyes. It tightens too – TIGHT, tight, tight is what we like!
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I am currently in Palm Springs at a wellness festival so make sure you follow along on Instagram – I’m hoping to find lot’s of cool shit for you guys.
See ya tomorrow,
+ check out why I’m obsessed with lemon.
BEAUTY INSIDE & OUT