If your skin is healthy, you will glow from the inside out. These days it is getting harder and harder to keep skin healthy. We face heavy pollution and environmental factors such as the harsh sun daily. Pair that with the stress of balancing work and family life, along with unhealthy snacking and a massive intake of junk food and having or obtaining skins that glows becomes a difficult concept to achieve.

Most of us use cosmetics to hide blemishes, acne and pimples. However, while makeup can hide these imperfections, a healthy diet will keep them at bay and possibly prevent them from coming back again. If you modify your diet, it is possible to acquire that natural, healthy glow again.

To keep skin in tip top shape, healthy and glowing, fruits and vegetables are the most important food items to consider. In their natural state, fruits and vegetables contain skin-friendly components that help rectify skin problems from the inside out. Fruits and vegetables help to maintain the body’s hydration levels, so not only do they keep the body healthy, but they also aid in replenishing the skin to its gorgeous, glowing state.

Great Food for Glowing Skin

Loaded with antioxidants, dark green leafy vegetables enhance the skin’s natural radiance. Dark green leafy vegetables such as spinach, lettuce, coriander, broccoli, arugula and parsley contain essential vitamins and nutrients that help eradicate skin’s dullness and enhance its glow.

Antioxidant-rich berries such as strawberries, blueberries and raspberries wipe blemishes away from the skin, while mangoes which are rich in vitamin A help to prevent premature aging. Other fantastic fruits for your skin include bananas. Bananas are chockfull of vitamins A, B and E and help prevent premature wrinkles. Papaya clears skin of all impurities and helps you to shed dead skin cells.

Foods that are rich in unsaturated fats and omega-3 and omega-5 fatty acids are essential for providing the skin with a nice dose of natural oils. Natural oils, or good fats, reduce inflammation, acne, redness and scaly skin. Nuts such as almonds, walnuts and hazelnuts are good for your skin, and if you are a fish eater, the best types of fish for your skin include salmon, tuna and trout.

It is no secret that carrots are good for your eyes, but they also do wonders for the skin! Carrots contain high levels of beta-carotene, vitamin A and antioxidants. They help keep skin healthy by flushing out toxins. Carrots also protect skin from damage induced by the sun, which in turn prevents premature aging and wrinkles.

Avocados are delicious, but they are also really good for the skin. They are high in vitamin E which helps slow down skin-damaging process. Avocados also help the skin to retain moisture which brings about a healthy glow.

Water, and lots of it, keeps the skin supple and clear. However, if you must drink something besides water, green tea is a safe choice. It is rich in antioxidants and helps to combat the free radicals that are formed when the skin is exposed to the sun’s UV rays.  Green tea also lowers levels of DTH, the acne-producing hormone, which leaves the skin healthier and younger looking.

If you have a sweet tooth, make sure to satisfy it with dark chocolate. The antioxidants in dark chocolate protect the skin from free radicals keeping it soft and young. Dark chocolate also helps protect the skin from sunburns, which is important to know on a beautiful tropical island like Phuket.

Get Glowing at Santosa Detox & Wellness Center

Are you looking to get healthier? Would you like to glow from the inside out? Our detox retreat located in beautiful Phuket, Thailand, has a wide selection of detox programs, healthy eating programs, juice fasts, fitness activities, yoga classes and spa treatments to not only rejuvenate your health, but help you to glow from the inside out.

In addition, we have a wonderful vegan restaurant where our chefs create delicious, healthy food filled with fruits, vegetables and good fats. Putting the right kinds of food into your body is good for both your health and your skin.

For further information, simply fill out the enquiry form and a member of staff will get back to you. We look forward to watching you glow at Santosa Detox & Wellness Center.