There’s an old saying, “You are what you eat,” which is meant to inspire us to pay more attention to our diet. Our lives are hectic and chaotic, and we seldom have time for ourselves, not to mention food. This way of life leaves its mark on our health: we get tired more easily, we’re sleep-deprived, and even our skin appears older than it actually is. Luckily, there is a way to change all this and look as young as you feel. Let us introduce – the superfoods.
Is there anything coconut oil isn’t good for? It looks like the answer is no – all aboard the coconut train and fasten your seatbelts. Coconut oil is better than other vegetable oils, and you can use it to fry your meat and veggies for lunch. It smells great but it won’t make your dish taste differently. Not only is it great for cooking, but it’s great for your overall health too. Use it as a hair mask and body lotion, mix it with brown sugar to get a healthy, organic lip scrub, and ditch your old makeup remover – coconut oil is equally effective and at least ten times healthier. Buy yourself a jar of cold-pressed extra virgin coconut oil and keep some in your kitchen and bathroom.
You’ve probably heard about delicious, healthy smoothies you can make of all kinds of berries. Blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries are all tasty, but did you ever think about giving some more exotic berries a try? Acai and goji berries are full of vitamin C and antioxidants, and they will do wonders for your skin. These berries are loaded with fatty acids which help your skin stay young, hydrated, and soft. So, next time you’re making a smoothie, mix cranberries, strawberries and mulberries with some goji and acai berries and drink the ‘magic potion’ which will rejuvenate your skin. If you want to try some cosmetic products with these ingredients, 100% PURE have acai berry antioxidant face cream which you’ll love.
Jojoba oil is truly miraculous, and once you start using it, you will see how your skin and hair changed for the better. If you have oily skin, you might hesitate to give this oil a try, but you’ll learn that it’s absorbed easily and helps with sensitive and oily skin a lot. People who are trying to lose weight use jojoba oil in their diet, and it’s said that it can help increase the ‘good cholesterol’ levels in the system. Try Dr. Hauschka regenerating skin cream which contains jojoba, almond, and avocado oil, as well as shea butter – the combination of these powerful ingredients enhances skin elasticity and makes it moisturized, but not oily.
Chia seeds have been incredibly popular these past few years, and for good reason. They are delicious and crunchy, and they are rich in fibres. This means that a small amount of chia seeds will keep you full, and help boost your metabolism. When eaten dry, they taste like poppy seeds – dense and crunchy, but when soaked they become plump and sweet, similar to tapioca. They are great for exfoliation too, as they can remove dirt and dead skin cells, but keep your skin moisturized. You can make your own vegan chia seeds face scrub – just mix two teaspoons of seeds with five tablespoons of water and a couple of drops of vitamin E. This mask has wonderful skin tightening and toning properties and it’s incredibly easy to make.
You should give superfoods a try – superfood skincare will help you on your journey towards healthy skin and body. Healthy diet will do wonders for your overall health, your immunity, skin, and metabolism. You will soon learn that you’re not as tired as you used to be, and that your skin is soft and glowing like when you were in your early twenties.
Mia Taylor is a fashion and beauty enthusiast from Sydney and writer for www.highstylife.com. She loves writing about her life experiences. Travelling and enjoying other cultures and their food with her husband is a big part of her life. She is always on a lookout for new trends in fashion and beauty, and considers herself an expert when it comes to lifestyle tips. Twitter | Facebook