Nothing beats a glow! Your skin is illuminated, you feel bright and bold and even when you don’t have makeup on, you’re comfortable enough to head out and still feel 100%.
Today on BN Beauty, we are helping you get that glow. Even though there are many ways to get your skin illuminated and looking like you bathe with gold dust, we will be giving you just 5 ways to give you a beautiful glow the natural way.
1. Go Vegetarian
Whole foods are a great way to get your skin looking great and glowing. When you ingest fruits and vegetables, you get all the essential vitamins you need for your wanted glow. The vitamin A in greens and watermelons help in skin repair; while the vitamin E in nuts, avocado and bell peppers help protect your skin from sun damage. Essential Fatty Acids (Omega-3 and Omega-6) are also very important and can be found in nuts, seeds, prawns and soya beans.
You may have rolled your eyes at this but drinking water is still very important to getting great looking skin. The water gives your skin a plump and fresh appearance and it also helps in cell turnover – in other words, it helps your skin in regeneration, getting rid of old skin and birthing new ones.
This is not just about giving yourself a water overdose, but also taking hydrating fruits like watermelon, cucumbers, celery and more.
Also, if you just can’t stand the taste of regular water, you can try infused water. This involves you adding bits of fruits and vegetables to your water to give it a fun and new taste while still getting all the benefits. You can check out our post on infused water here.
3. Say Goodbye to Caffeine & Alcohol
Not all goodbyes feel great, but like breaking up with a bad boyfriend, some are necessary.
Caffeine and alcohol dehydrate the skin which is the opposite of what our aim is today. If you know you can’t say no, then you might want to try limiting your intake or replacing with something less harmful. Don’t worry, you’ll be okay without your caffeine fix.
4. Bid Farewell to Salt & Sugar
I know it seems like we are sentencing you to terrible life right? First your caffeine now your sugar. Just breathe, you’ll thank us for it.
Getting rid of processed sugar and salty foods help give your face a new glow that you’re looking for. If you have too much salt in your system it can lead to water retention which can lead to you feeling bloated, your face looking puffy and giving you a tired look in general. And refined sugars can lead to high blood sugars ultimately leading to inflammation which will irritate your skin.
5. Sync with Zinc
Last but not the least is – you need to get some Zinc.
Zinc helps in the repair of damaged skin and helps keep your skin soft and supple. You can get Zinc from fish, lean red meat, nuts, seeds and shellfish.
These aren’t the only tips out there and we know you may have some great ones to share. So drop them in the comments below.
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