It’s an interesting subject, isn’t it? Of COURSE what you consume affects your complexion – that much is obvious from the effect boozy nights out have on my skin. But supplementing your external skincare regime with action-packed compounds, selecting foods for their cellular goodness, picking an alternative drink to your daily coffee… these are relatively simple changes and yet can make such a huge difference to the foundations of your face.
The concept of holistic beauty – looking after the whole rather than individual parts – is age old. We all know the skin is our largest organ. So it stands to reason that you can’t tackle skin conditions via topical solutions alone. Think of the money you spend on facial skincare and consider: every ‘visible’ cell on the surface originates from within, therefore the better conditioned these cells can be, the more chance there is that they will be receptive to those potions you slather on daily.
The market for ‘inside out’ skincare is enormous and there are a multitude of potential solutions. It seems the older we get, the more open we are to embracing a comprehensive outlook to our skincare routines.
So for those on the brink of a skin food journey, or for those fully invested and looking for a new fix, I’ve selected my top picks.
3 step guide: eating your way to beautiful skin
1. the supplement
Having seen the clear, glowing complexion of Equi London’s co-founder Rosie Speight, I was inspired to try Beautiful – a supplement powder born from her experience with hormonal skin imbalance. A potent blend of multi-vitamins, minerals, pro-biotics, enzymes, algaes, resveratrol, hyaluronic acid, omegas and much more it’s a game-changer (and incidentally an amazing pick-me-up for the hungover). Top tip: take the advised daily dose within a yoghurt based smoothie to soften the edge.
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2. the eating plan
Does what it says on the tin: over 100 delicious recipes designed to supercharge your plate with what your body needs to look beautiful season by season.
3. the drink
Designed to improve skin’s elasticity and reduce wrinkles, this on-the-go cocktail of anti-oxidants, vitamin C, collagen peptides and hyaluronic acid is best taken at the end of the working day to help repair and regenerate skin.