Every year, people spend eight billion dollars on cosmetics to help enhance their beauty. While you can hide imperfections and manufacture a natural glow, you will always be fighting an uphill battle if you don’t consume healthy, clean, and nutritious foods. You are what you eat, and your hair, skin, and nails will show when you are eating poorly. For this reason, it’s critical to eat well to look great. Here are a few tips to feeding your natural beauty.
1. Choose the right beverages
Put down the wine glass, step away from the coffee pot. Avoiding beverages that cause dehydration is the first step in enhancing your natural glow. Next time you are feeling thirsty, reach for a glass of water, limited amounts of juice, or decaffeinated tea. Studies show that we need approximately eight glasses of water each day for our body to function properly, and boosting your hydration can also increase your energy levels.
2. Whole, clean foods
Junk food shows not only in your waist line but in your skin as well. Avoid sugary foods, which cause inflammation, and junk food, in general, can lead to acne breakouts. Instead of hitting the drive-through, strive for clean eating. This can mean cooking all of your meals from scratch or preparing a salad or chicken for lunch. As a general rule of thumb, if the ingredient list covers the majority of the side of the box, or you can’t pronounce the ingredients, you should think twice.
Even through clean eating and creating a well-balanced diet, we still lose out on vitamins that are essential to our hair, skin, and nails. Increasing your iron levels, vitamin B levels, and Vitamin E levels all result in beautiful, radiant skin. If you want to play it safe and make sure you are getting everything you need, choose a multi-vitamin or a vitamin specifically marketed as “Hair, Skin, and Nails”.
Are you making any big changes to your diet to help your natural beauty shine through? If so, start with a daily vitamin, a large glass of water, healthy fruits, vegetables, and proteins to help kick off your new beauty regimen.