If there is one clear thing about the pursuit of beauty, it is the importance of targeting it from many angles. Regular facials, cutting edge laser treatments, and active skincare products can help us achieve the smooth, glowing complexion we crave, yet our diet also plays an important role in the youthfulness of our skin.
Research has shown that diets which are high in sugar and refined products and low in fruits and vegetables, stimulate the production of free radicals, which negatively affect collagen and elastin productions. A sound diet comprising organic produce, however, contributes to beauty from within.
Why Go Organic?
Two important reports published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) show that organic foods are indeed more nutritionally potent. One focused on organic meat, finding that it contained 50% more Omega-3 essential fatty acids than conventional meat, and another looked at organic produce (noting that it contains significantly more antioxidants than conventionally grown produce).
Why are Omega-3s and Antioxidants So Important for Skin?
Omega-3s help fight inflammation: a process that is detrimental to our heart health but which also can cause skin to lose elasticity and age faster. Antioxidants, meanwhile, are crucial for fighting free radicals - the byproducts created by poor nutrition, smoke, dust etc., which break down collagen in skin and cause wrinkles to form.
Organic foods can play an important role in skin health because they contain more of the micronutrients than other foods.
The Benefits of Organic Skincare and Cosmetics
Boost an organic diet with skincare and hair care products and cosmetics that are free of harmful products such as sulfates, parabens, and other preservatives that can pollute our waterways and overload our skin with toxins.
The top organic makeup firms have set out to prove that natural is indeed better. Their products are often made using renewable resources, earth-friendly products and solar or wind energy, which is as good news for our planet as it is for our complexion.
Most are made with deeply hydrating products such as argan, jojoba or essential oils, which can also have a delightful, 100% natural fragrance.
To have truly beautiful skin, ensure it glows from within by consuming a healthy diet rich in seasonal, organic fruits and vegetables. Take it a step further by replacing a few makeup and skincare items with organic products, which are as beautiful, long-lasting and efficient as many of the world’s top-selling products, without any side-effects.