Right Nutrition will enhance your skincare regime. Discover how in 2016!

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Not sure about You but, I like being healthy and energized. And, not just in the New Year. Yes, there are few exercises where we feel great afterwards but without a right nutrition, I am pretty sure you agree that the effect is’s not remotely even close.

I know it sounds a bit cliche’ to tell you how much right nutrition matters. Good food have always fascinated me and I have monitored how I felt after certain foods and how it enhanced me. In my early 20’s , it was not a nutrition on top of my priority list but over the years, it has shooted right on the top. The question is; would it enhance our moods? Or, our thinking? Would it help with a performance on how quickly we will learn/study or achieving a task at work? Would good nutrition enhance our skincare routine? I believe it would and, all of the above.

Being in the industry as makeup artist and skincare expert for many years, I have always wondered if it is a true. So let’s talk about how good nutrition can enhance your skincare routine. Did you know that you can improve your skin from inside and out just by eating a right nutrition? Repeating myself again; I do believe that eating a right nutrition, our skincare will work better. Dr. Colbert, New York dermatologist and Alexis Wolfer, holistic nutritionist think so too. I am not saying forget about good moisturiser and, if you have already purchased one or got it for Christmas, ‘suitable for your type’ ( lucky girl you are! ) that’s absolutely fine. Use it and, enjoy it! If you haven’t got one and still looking for a perfect day moisturiser, try Colbert MD Nutrify & Protect Day.

On top of that; start incorporate food which ‘will enhance and boost your skincare regime’.

  • For all skin types – the best to avoid excess sugar, fried, salty and processed food. These foods most probably detract from product working properly. Instead, I would personally increase on antioxidants like organic vegetables, fruits, green tea, nuts and dark chocolate. Top up with more Vitamin E ( sunflower seeds and spinach ) protect against UV damage, Vitamin C ( oranges, tomatoes, grapefruits ) works with collagen production

Drinking water consistently throughout the day will also get you better skin which you already know that.

  • For dry skin, rosacea and eczema – the best is a diet rich in antioxidants and minerals. Like vitamin C, vitamin E, selenium, omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin A. Avoid dry foods which would make your mouth dry as it would do automatically to your body.

Spicy foods would need to be taken with a care as tend cause flare-ups.

  • For acne prone skin – it could be affected because of our diet and hormones. Try to avoid dairy and gluten if possible and, increase in avocado, nuts, seeds and coconut oil. Plus, colourful diet like sweet potatoes, pumpkin and carrots.
  • For anti-aging – chia seeds, omega-3 fatty acids like salmon and walnuts. Avoid diary, gluten and citrus fruits.

Adding some of my Top 10 + 1 vegetables and fruits ( including superfoods ) which I have already started incorporate in my daily meals. Mixing with salads, adding to porridge or blending in smoothies using my new – Nutribullet. My mornings starts with choosing fresh fruits and veggies which contains a full of antioxidants and only takes 2 minutes to do. ‘New Year Healthy Glow’ and ‘New Healthy Energized Me!’

Apples

An apple a day keep a doctor away. Apples are high in antioxidant which protects cells from free radicals and lowering risk of illnesses such as cardiovascular diseases.

Blueberrie

A superfood which has a nutritional punch and can help protect against heart disease and improve your memory. Blueberries are a great source of vitamin K, vitamin C., fibre and manganese. Love these tiny blue-berries!

Strawberry

Powerful antioxidant, excellent source of vitamin C and K as well as providing a good dose of fibre, folic acid, potassium and manganese.

Kale

The most nutrient dense foods on the planet. Who doesn’t like facts, right? One cup of kale had nearly 3 grams of protein. 2.5 grams of fiber which helps manage blood sugar and makes you feel full. ( and only 50 calories ) Also contains vitamin A, C and K. With a large amount of vitamin B6, calcium, magnesium and manganese. KALE sounds like we should emmerse in it. Don’t you think?

Spinach

It can be eaten cooked and raw when is baby spinach. Excellent source of vitamin K, vitamin A, vitamin B6, copper zinc, protein and phosphorous.

Pears

Pears fruits are packed with dietary fibre, anti-oxidants, minerals and vitamins necessary for optimal health. A very good source of vitamin B2, C, E, copper and potassium.

Mixed Nuts

tree nuts, such as almonds, cashews, walnuts, brazilian nuts ) Packed with nutrients, minerals and healthy fats that promote weight loss. They also help you to lower your cholesterol, prevent dementia and more… Just add to your porridge or morning smoothie.

Maca Powder

It is root vegetable native from the high Andes. Can survive very high altitudes and very low temperatures. The root is packed with all nutrients. Maca is a source of thiamin, riboflavin, vitamin B6, calcium and iron which all contribute as energy helper. It also contains zinc which contributes fertility and reproduction. Powder is easier to absorb so I have been adding to a porridge and smoothies. It has an earthy taste with a nutty flavour. Love it!

Chia Seeds

High in omega-3 fatts, protein, vitamins and minerals. A full of fibre, magnesium, zinc, iron and calcium. Great anti-aging as well. How to incorporate into your daily intake? You can add in smoothie, porridge, yoghurt, cereal and in baking too.

Coconut Oil

Has so many benefits and has been consumed in tropical places for thousands years. People adding coconut oil to their daily intake are generally in good health. Can improve your blood cholesterol levels, boost metabolism and even improve or reverses Alzheimer’s disease. Also beneficial for athletes and fitness trainers giving them extra sustainable energy.

I have to add 1 more superfood which became my ‘must-have’ every day. Cinnamon.

Cinnamon

It is a delicious spice, indeed. It has anti-inflammatory properties, protects the body from oxidative damage which usually caused by free radicals. May cut risk of heart disease, can also improve sensitivity to the hormone insulin. And, insulin regulate metabolism and energy use. Cinnamon is well known for its blood sugar lowering effects and helps fight bacterial and fungal infection. Over the years, I have been enjoying this ‘power-powder-spice’ in smoothies, many morning porridges and also on top of coffees. Yum. ( Be careful to use this spice if you have rosacea, eczema or you are suffering with a dry skin especially now – during winter months )

Glasses with fresh organic vegetable and fruit juices isolated on white. Detox diet.

I hope you enjoy this blog as much as I did enjoy writing it. Check my juliak beauty instagram as I have been uploading few favourite smoothies recently including the ingredients info’s.
 Happy Healthy New Year 2016!
 All my healthy, beauty love,
Julia xx

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