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Skincare

Small Green Changes Big Glowing Results — Bon 2014!

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With New Year celebrations just around the corner, everyone is busy planning and preparing for the purported celebrations and of course sprucing their skin and somatic fashion. Inner thoughts translated out loud are echoing, “How can I look like a star on the last big eve of 2013 or I want to face the dawn of 2014 looking like a perfect 10.” — Pressure pressure! Fret not and prepare to amble into the new Gregorian calendar confidently, with a solemn promise to “Eat & Drink Green” and with the practical after effects of this promise you will be able to dazzle all and sundry with your healthfully incandescent skin and lean, mean body — New Year’s eve and yonder.

 

New Year Beauteous Skin & Body Resolutions: Just repeat after me…

 

  1. Water Is My Life Force Beverage: Indulge in at least 8-10 glasses of water a day. Aqua will help keep your body hydrated and your skin supple, while flushing out bad toxins.

 

  1. Green Tea Is My Elixir Of Youth: To get a youthful splendorous skin drink 3-4 cups of green tea every day. The flavanoids present in green tea improves circulation and makes the skin glow.

 

  1. Greens Are My Schema To Stay Trim, Detox & Look Radiant: Did you ever hear that water could help you lose a few extra pounds? Let me reconfirm it for you, Yes it sure can! If you eat foods that contain a lot of water, like fruits and veggies not only do you keep your waistline in check, but you also get the bonus glowing and luminous cutis.

 

In a study done by the University of Tokyo, women who ate high-water-content foods had lower body mass indexes and smaller waistlines compared to ladies who indulged in all kinds of food. Researchers have explained that the water in these foods fills you up, so you eat less. You can make this brilliant strategy work to your advantage by adding more in-season fruits and veggies to your meals.

 

Being citizens of twenty-first century our bodies are constantly exposed to toxins. By including vegetable and fruits in your diet you can easily remove toxins from the body. Sulfur-rich greens are especially useful in carrying out the detox work for the body e.g. onions, garlic and all the veggies in the cruciferous family (broccoli, kale, collard greens, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower). Kale for e.g. is now recognized as providing comprehensive support for the body’s detoxification system. New research has shown that the Isothiocyanates (ITCs) made from kale’s glucosinolates can help regulate detox at a genetic level.

 

Bonus Radiance — Consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables also imparts your skin with an attractive and healthy shine.

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  1. 4.     I Believe In Green Munching Power: All the vegetables I am going to introduce to you here are 80-90% water, they will not only help you maintain your figure, but they will also make your skin glow from inside out.

 

  • Broccoli: is a great source of fiber and calcium and it is positively helpful in loosing weight. It is also rich in antioxidants such as vitamins C and E.  Vitamin C stimulates collagen production, thus keeping skin healthy whereas vitamin A, protects skin cell membranes and prevents ultraviolet radiation induced damage. Broccoli contains a substance called glucoraphanin; which gets converted into sulforaphane resulting in healthy skin by repairing damage, thus eating broccoli renews your skin more quickly and gives your complexion a beautiful natural glow.
  • Cabbage: This cruciferous vegetable contains ‘indole-3-carbonile’ which is a powerful antioxidant that is responsible for detoxifying your liver. Cabbage is beneficial for the skin, as it removes the toxicities, which if accumulated in the blood causes dull and blemished skin. Rich in antioxidants like vitamin C cabbage is also a great immune-booster.
  • Lettuce: With a mere 60–70 calories per pound, lettuce is high on the list of diet-friendly foods. Romaine lettuce alone is a great source of B vitamins, folic acid, and manganese, which helps regulate blood sugar and is essential for proper immune system function. Choose dark green or purple varieties for the most nutrients.
  • Spinach: Tender and flavorful, this leafy green is rich in iron, folic acid, and vitamin K. It also contains disease-fighting antioxidants beta-carotene and vitamin C, as well as the phytochemical lutein, which protects eyes against age-related macular degeneration.
  • Brussels Sprouts, Cauliflower & Sweet Potatoes: These fall vegetables keep skin beautiful thanks to their high vitamin C content. Vitamin C helps firm and tone skin, providing a more youthful look. Eating them regularly prevents free-radical damage and protects skin cells, helping prevent wrinkles. This antioxidant is needed for the repair and growth of tissues and in the formation of the protein collagen, which is used to make new skin and give it its elasticity.
  • Kale, spinach, Swiss chard & collard greens: These cool weather, leafy green vegetables are all great source of vitamin E. In recent years, vitamin E has gained popularity as a supplement for immunity, healthy eyes and healthy skin. The benefits of vitamin E come from its antioxidant properties that remove free radicals. Including these leafy greens as part of your regular diet can also help soothe dry skin, which is common as temperatures begin to drop.

 

Going green and including these foods as a regular part of your fall diet will help keep your skin looking smooth and beautiful during the holidays. Drinking plenty of water, getting enough sleep, avoiding cigarette smoke, exercising regularly and reducing your stress levels are also essential parts of any healthy skin/body resolution.

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Dress Chic, Toast life with water and eat healthy — And remember that skin has to replenish from the inside, and these diet and lifestyle strategies will help you do just that. Cheers & Happy Holidays

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