Feed Your Skin- In season foods that will boost your skin from the inside
Curating your perfect routine is only one part of the journey to happy and healthy skin. It is also so important make sure you are feeding your skin from the inside. Including fresh fruit and vegetables, as well as other nutritious foods, will help to balance hormones and regulate your skin's cell turnover.
But why in-season foods?
To have all year-round fruit and veg, companies will pump the growing plants with chemicals and preservatives in order to reach the 'picture-perfect' standards that we are used to seeing on the shelves. Think about it like planting a sunflower in the Antarctic; it won't survive as it's not the right environment or temperatures to allow it to grow.
By shopping in season produce, you are guaranteeing a more natural diet, without digesting the harmful chemicals.
Not only this but in season foods are much more available locally. When our fruit and veg are shipped from abroad they easily lose vital nutrients and flavours during transit. Cutting out the middle man will lower the carbon footprint involved in the food industry and your body will actually get all the good stuff that it needs.
Fruit and veggies harvested in season will have also got more sun, which means more antioxidants. This is great news for our skin, as antioxidants help reduce free radicals and inflammation and can even help protect us from sun damage.
What fruit and veg are in season in July and what will they do for my skin?
Tomatoes are a great source of vitamin C and contain all of the major carotenoids, including lycopene. These vitamins are particularly great for protecting the skin against UV damage.
Spinach is loaded with zinc which has been shown to reduce inflammation and prevent acne breakouts.
Cucumbers have a high source of antioxidants which helps to shield your body from free radical damage. It also has high-water content to help keep your skin hydrated from the inside.
Rich in Vitamin A, including cherries in your diet will help to support the skin's immune system and it promote natural moisturising - which means it helps to hydrate the skin effectively, giving it a radiant glow.
The list is endless! You can be sure that including fresh, in season foods will help to boost your skin's health as well as living more sustainably.