This week on our Beauty Food for Thought series, we here at Arch have decided to compile a list of our favortie beauty (super)foods and supplements. Being make-up junkies, having flawless skin is something to be coveted. However, instead of piling on the foundation it is important to consider what is going on inside of your body. Ultimately, the condition of your skin on the outside is a direct reflection of what is going on on the inside.
What you use on your body, and what you put in your body will drastically transform your skin be it good or bad. Below is a list of our 3 favorite beauty foods and supplements which we research to find out exactly how they will benefit you
Favorite Beauty Foods
My favorite beauty food is avocado! You can use it as a moisture mask if your skin is feeling dry. It’s great for a winter mask. When you eat it, it is filled with antioxidant carotenoids. These are especially helpful when living in the city because they kill free radicals in the air which are the main cause for environmental damage. Also, avocados are really rich in vitamin C which helps maintain the integrity of collagen in the skin-helpful for keeping your skin nice and firm!(http://healthiestfoods.co.uk/avocado-skin-benefits)
Cauliflower is my go-to beauty food for tons of reasons. Cauliflower, like avocado is high in vitamin C and also manganese. These are great anti-agers. Eating lots of cauliflower also helps rid the body of toxins cleaning out major organs. Being a hair stylist, healthy hair is very important to me. That is another reason why I love cauliflower, instead of just helping your skin it also has nutrients that help you get healhty hair. (http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/top-10-health-benefits-of-cauliflower/#gref)
Mushrooms!! I put mushrooms on everything, they’re so good for you. They have anti-inflammatory properties which are great for acne, rosacea, and eczema. Not only do they help prevent redness, they also are rich in selenium which helps protect the skin against wrinkles. Specifically, I really like the komucha mushroom which is found in kombucha tea. It helps even out and brighten your skin tone!(http://www.miamiherald.com/living/health-fitness/skin-deep/article1947452.html)
I take Evening Primrose every night! It is amazing at balancing hormones because of its omega 6 fatty acids, which help out with hor
monal breakouts. Along with that, it helps tone down swollen areas and redness which is amazing. Not only is it great for skin, it also helps reducehair loss, totally a plus. (http://www.naturallivingideas.com/7-benefits-of-evening-primrose-oil/)
Someone’s gotta say coconut oil! It’s pretty much great for everything. I use it as an eye makeup remover which for me is great because it doesn’t irritate my sensitive skin. Again, it makes an amazing hair mask, making your hair super shiny and healthy. And I also use it as a body oil, it helps keep my skin really moisturized, especially in the winter.
I think a great supplement for everyone is a probiotic. Just like mushrooms, probiotics are great for acne and rosacea because it combats the bad bacteria inside your body and your gut. It actually introduces a healthy bacteria to your body which helps with skin inflammation and strengthens the skins barrier reducing redness.
So there you have it, our all time favorite beauty foods and supplements! We’d love to hear what your favorite beauty supplements and foods are! Leave them in the comments down below!
Coming up next week: The safe way to get full lashes