Eat Your Way to Glowing Skin When You Need to Catch Up on Sleep
Posted on March 30 2020
We’d all love to be able to have 8 hours of sleep every night, but unfortunately life often has other plans for us. Insomnia, a night out, pulling all-nighters: all these can contribute to loss of sleep. So what can we do to look and feel our best even when we’re sleep-deprived? One thing is to literally follow your gut and look out for food that can help you glow from within.
- Have these fruits handy
Vitamin C is essential for great skin. It contributes to collagen production, and it also has antioxidant properties, which help to protect the skin from the sun and environmental damage. Certain fruits are a great source of vitamin C, most notably berries, citrus, kiwi and guava. Vitamin C also does wonders when applied directly to the skin, which is why illuminating serum Urban Glow contains copious amounts of it to brighten your complexion.
- Avocados are always a good idea
Avocados are rich in monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, which are healthy fats that can help boost your skin barrier, and contribute to your skin’s hydration and elasticity. It also contains vitamin E, antioxidants and essential oils that nourish the skin. Another good source of good fats and vitamin E are nuts, fish such as salmon and seeds, which can pair well with avocados.
- Get it from your greens
Green vegetables are a great source of antioxidants and iron, which helps blood circulation. Spinach and broccoli will do your skin good, but kale may be your best option for a radiant skin especially if you cook it first: it also contains vitamin C, vitamin A and vitamin K, which target skin tissue and help protect it from damage.
- Make time for tea o’clock
Green tea / matcha contribute to a healthy skin with its anti-inflammatory properties, which can help reduce irritation, redness and swelling. You can also nib on cacao with your cup of tea - it is filled with antioxidants, which improves blood circulation, a necessary function to achieve glowing skin.