3 Foods for Better Skin Health
For the past six months we’ve been hiding behind hats, mittens and winter coats, making skin health low on our list of priorities. As the sun emerges and we begin to remove those layers, we start to think about ways to keep our skin healthy and vibrant. We've asked three local nutritionists about their favourite skin-loving foods!
"I’m a fan of coconut oil for skin health! Most people don’t consume enough healthy fats, even though they are important to reduce acne and keep skin looking younger. Coconut oil is easy to add to smoothies or blend into your coffee. But the best part is that coconut oil can also be used in a ton of different ways topically! It’s a fantastic natural moisturizer."
Learn more at ChristinaNajjar.com
"There are actually several foods that I recommend but my top pick would be avocados. Avocados are a nutritional powerhouse. They are packed with antioxidants, which help to protect against free radicals, preventing against fine lines and wrinkles. They also contain vitamin C which is needed to create elastin and collagen and vitamin E, a fat soluble vitamin that prevents premature aging to our skin. They also contain monounsaturated fats which helps maintain your skin’s hydration, keeping it youthful looking. I particularly love that avocado can serve dual purpose and be used as wonderfully nourishing facial mask by mixing it with some raw cacao powder and raw honey."
Learn more at MichelleVodrazka.com
Nutritionist & Plant-Based Chef
"Sea vegetables are high in vitamins, minerals, omega 3 fatty acids, and antioxidants that are protective and nourishing food for the skin. Try adding seaweed flakes (like kelp, dulse, or nori) to salads, soups, or stews."
Learn more at AmyLongard.com