Your post summer skin needs some TLC, not only with your skin care regime but what you eat plays an important role as well. Fall is a new season, a period of transition and the perfect time to prepare for the colder months. Skin can look dull and feel dehydrated after summer sun. You need a good exfoliation product and intense hydration to prepare for the winters environment aggressors; cold weather and blowing heat being the chief culprits. Look for richer skin care formulations, creamier cleansers, dense moisturizers, thicker serums and don’t forget to add “oils” as your night time protector topically and internally. Provide your skin with hydration from the inside out by consuming a range of good oils such as coconut oil and foods with omega 3 fatty acids. Selenium will help address any damage from summer sun, as well as foods containing Vitamins A,C, and E.

Foods For Fall Skin

Apples

The skin of an apple contains the pigment quercetin which acts as a powerful anti aging compound.

Beef

Organic & grass fed is best. Helping your skin with cell regeneration.

Chicken

Organic & grass fed is best. It contains a host of nutrients that feed the skin, including selenium which helps with sun damage.

Organic Coconut Water

Is the beautifier for the skin. Best post workout drink, rich in vitamins B and C to create that glow. Rehydrates, supports cell growth and turnover for a youthful complexion, PH balancing for less breakout prone skin.

Chickpeas

Great alternative to help acne or angry skin conditions caused by simple carbs and refined sugars.

Chile

Helps to keep your complexion looking fresh and decongested but be cautious, spicy foods are known to aggravate rosacea.

Dates

Containing Vitamin C –  the anti aging vitamin. Helps brighten skin and supports collagen production for wrinkle free skin. Treats skin disorders and repairs & strengthens skin cells.

Garlic

Kills off harmful bacteria in the body that cause skin conditions and infections. Contains powerful antioxidants and is a source of sulphur which is essential for skin.

Ghee

Ayurvedic Beauty Treatment. Cools the skin, refreshes the eyes, eczema fighter and reduces shadow under the eyes.

Ginger

Powerful anti-inflammatory nutrients, ginger can do wonders for the complexion. Packed with antioxidants it helps restore radiance, eliminates acne causing bacteria, unclogs pores, an essential for psoriasis and eczema. Inhibits the breakdown of elastin which is one of the main causes of wrinkles.

Greek Yogurt

Choose only full fat, unsweetened, plain Greek yogurt (organic if possible). Full of live bacteria, free from sugar is a rich source of calcium and a complete protein, containing 9 amino acid that produce new skin cells. Can be used directly on the skin as a mask to soften and calm.

Kale

It is important to eat dark leafy greens as part of your skin feeding regime. Kale is anti-bloating, anti-puffiness, reduces redness (great for rosacea). Also acts as a sun screen, increases cell turnover, keeps skin supple and nourished.

Lemons

Packed with Vitamin C which is the number 1 skin brightener. It is an antioxidant, aids to the production of collagen. Kick start your day with lemon, hot water and ginger.

Pine Nuts

Are NOT a nut, they are a SEED. Packed with antioxidants including selenium, lutein, Vitamins A,B,C,E, and K that fight signs of aging. Good for skin conditions such as itchy, psoriasis, acne and eczema.

Pumpkin

You know fall is here when you see pumpkins. Like all orange fruit and vegetables, it contains carotenoids and phytonutrients that promote glowing healthy skin and reverses UV damage. Packed with vitamins and minerals to promote collagen production, oxygenates the skin, repairs and replenishes skin cells as well as protects skin from cold weather.

Sardines

Loaded with the Omega 3’s in the flesh of this fish are the very oils you need for your skin. The body cannot produce these oils, they have to be obtained from your diet. Helps promote collagen production, keeps skin plump smooth and hydrated. Omega 3’s also promote a host of other body benefits.

Walnuts

Are an anti-inflammatory, excellent for treating angry skin and targeting the infection in the sebaceous glands. They act as an internal sunscreen and one the of the richest plant sources of Omega 3 fatty acids. A handful a day will have you set for your intake of antioxidants for a youthful healthy complexion.