Super Foods: Clear skin and healthy hair starts with nourishing yourself from the inside

Naturally, gorgeous and glowing skin often starts with a healthy diet, whatever you put into your mouth is as important as the products you apply on your skin. The food we consume gets digested and broken down into vitamins, minerals and amino acids that our body can use to build healthy skin, hair and nails.

Kale, açaí, goji berries, quinoa, spirulina and chia seeds are Beauty-Boosting products that have been making their way in the world of skin care. We now see superfood serums, creams, masks, and even nail polishes popping up in stores and online.

What do the experts recommend for healthy and glowy skin and hair?

Registered dietitian and nutrition expert Alex Caspero talks about foods that are great for our skin. “Foods high in skin-strengthening Omega-3 fatty acids are sardines, chia seeds, flaxseed and walnuts. Collagen and vitamin C boosting foods include bell peppers, strawberries, citrus fruits, kale and broccoli. Antioxidant-rich foods, featuring vitamins A and E include almond butter, swiss chard, wheat germ, pumpkin, sweet potatoes, carrots and cantaloupe. All are recommended for gorgeous skin”.

Celebrity esthetician Joanna Vargas says “I find that the best skin diet is one that involves eating vegetables of different colors for every meal and a green juice every day. One of my best tips is to start by eating a bit of avocado every day as part of your salad or even throwing a half of an avocado into your morning smoothie, It supplies the skin with healthy fats and phytonutrients.”

Howard Murad, M.D., author of The Water Secret. “Food-based ingredients are powerful anti-agers. Apples are rich in fibre, low in calories, and contain quercetin, a free-radical fighter that helps even your skin tone and brightens your complexion. It works by protecting skin cells from oxidation, preventing pigment changes”

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At Eco Boutique we believe in nourishing your body on the insid and the outside, that’s why all of our Skin Care products contain all natural ingredients

These are some of our favourite picks…

Facial Mist (Emma Organics): Coconut water, aloe vera juice, calendula, chamomile, apple extract, cucumber extract and essential oils. Perfect to refresh, hydrate and tone your skin.

Eye Lift Gel (Emma Organics): Organic white tea, aloe vera, cucumber, sandalwood. This product deeply nourishes your most sensitive undereye area, prone to fine lines, dark circles and puffiness.

Purifying Blemish Gel: Rosemary, cinnamon, lavender, aloe vera, bitter orange and peppermint. Ideal for acne prone and oily skin.

Face Wash & Tone (Emma Organics):  Chamomile deeply hydrates and softens your skin, while the organic apple and cucumber extracts deeply cleanses, soothes and tones. Also with olive leaf, calendula, aloe vera and coconut water.

Face & Neck Firming Gel (Emma Organics): This Gel is designed to tighten and firm ageing skin using a potent blend of sea minerals and organic herbs. Spirulina and chlorella work to brighten and tone your complexion. Ylang ylang, white tea extract, aloe vera, calendula, sandalwood and purified coconut water make up this unique formulation.

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