Feed Your Skin: why you should nourish the skin from within

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Skincare isn’t always about topical treatments. There is increasing evidence that good nutrition supports skin health. It is just as important, if not more, to know what your body needs and to look after your skin from the inside out.

Eating and drinking right helps the largest organ in your body (your skin!) do its important job of protection at a cellular level. This can even improve troublesome skin condition such as eczema, psoriasis, acne and more.

Healthy skin is all about keeping yourself well, and here are the nutrients we recommend:

Think Zinc. Zinc aids in normal functioning of oil-production and helps repair skin damage. It is particularly helpful for skin conditions like eczema. Eat: legumes, seeds, sweet potatoes.

Essential Fatty Acids. These omegas support the skin’s natural oil barrier. Eat: nuts, seeds, oily fish + plant oils.

Water. The source of all life. Keeps your skin flexible and hydrated.

Vitamin E. Protects the skin from oxidative damage and photo-ageing. Eat: almonds, avocados and red palm oil.

Selenium. This powerful antioxidant may help protect against sun damage, skin cancer & age spots., according to clinical research.* Eat: eggs, broccoli, tomatoes, wheatgerm.

Cocoa. The antioxidants in cocoa have shown to help protect against UV rays. These same antioxidants improve skin hydration, blood flow and texture. Eat: dark chocolate with 70% or higher cocoa content.

And if you want to feed your skin essential fatty acids and vitamin E from the outside in, look not further than our nutrient-rich POWER BALM and Golden Body Oil.

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*Selenium levels and skin diseases: systematic review and meta-analysis. Jun Lv et al. J. Trace Elem Biol. 2020 Dec

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