If you want radiant and beautifully soft skin, the saying 'you are what you eat' couldn't be more fitting! And here at Nudeytea, we have comprised a list of our top ten favourites.
-Beta-carotene found in carrots and pumpkin, and lutein found in spinach are potent antioxidants important for skin cell development and healthy skin tone.
-Vitamin C is a super and fantastic antioxidant. It is essential for building a strong immune system, aiding healthy skin and helping heal skin blemishes. That's why vitamin C rich foods such as tomatoes, lemons and citrus fruits are among our favourites; along with carrots and pumpkin as mentioned above.
-Berries such as strawberries, raspberries, blackcurrants and blueberries are all very rich in vitamin C. Berries help to produce collagen which strengthens the capillaries that strengthen the skin.
-Another powerful antioxidant is selenium and this works alongside other antioxidants such as vitamin C and E in building the immune system. A diet rich in selenium can help protect against skin cancer, sun damage and protects against wrinkles too. Brazil nuts are a great source of selenium as are tomatoes, and brocoli too.
-Avocado is among our list for its high vitamin E content and for being a great source of antioxidant carotenoids like alpha-carotene, beta-carotene, zeaxanthin and lutein.
These free radical quenching compounds provide significant protection for your skin from the environment which cause your skin to get wrinkles and lines! This is why an ever popular natural skin treatment is to apply avocado directly to your skin, but eating avocado regularly in your diet will also do wonders for your skin complexion.
Coming back to lemons which we mentioned earlier, these are loved by both our skin and hair and have a range of amazing beauty benefits. Top tip for hydrating your skin:- try mixing a few drops of coconut water with a few drops of lemon juice and your skin will feel hydrated and look brighter, lighter and glowing!
A top tip for naturally clearing up acne and banishing unsightly skin tones brings us to our number ten top food, which is garlic. The antioxidants present in garlic kill bacteria, so next time you 'spot' a pimple, try gently rubbing a slice of garlic clove over it for an effective natural treatment.
As you can see, beautiful skin starts with nourishment from within, so eating the correct balance of the right foods will feed your skin the vital nutrients it needs to stay healthy, radiant and glowing.
At Nudeytea, our delicious Limited tea made from red clover and rose petals is also a fantastic way to look after and maintain beautiful healthy skin. The sweet tasting tiny pink flowers of red clover are one of the most popular herbs that can be used to get radiant healthy beautiful skin, and will reduce skin from ageing. We also use rose petals in our limited edition blend which make your skin feel as soft and velvety as a bed of roses, literally.
The high vitamin C content in Rose petals protects your skin cells from damage such as staying too long in the sun, and the natural oils found in Rose petals help to lock in moisture. This is why we are so very proud of our limited edition tea and it's such a popular choice. Not only does it taste delicious but it'll take care of your skin too.