The Inside-Out Guide to Getting Your Skin to Glow

One of the many perks of my job is the opportunity I get to travel to new destinations and experience new cultures throughout the year. I’m beyond grateful for these experiences, but as with everything in life, they do come at a cost. The biggest cost of all is how it affects my skin.

Our skin can often be one of our most neglected areas, despite it being the largest organ on our body. We do, after all, live in it!

Aside from the itchy, dry skin that air conditioning on long-haul flights can cause, my skin is constantly exposed to new and often harsh environments when away. This means humidity, dry weather, rain — you name it.

Over the years, I’ve really started to take care of my skin. And I’ve noticed a massive difference when I began to look at things from the inside out. Aside from caring for your skin on the surface, often the biggest change can be seen once you start fueling your skin cells from the inside.

Here are a few tips for getting your skin to glow from the inside out!

1. What to eat

We all know the saying, “You are what you eat.” But so few of us really take the time to actually understand and appreciate how the food we put in our bodies affects our overall health, energy, and appearance.

The best way to truly get your skin to glow from the inside out is by ensuring that you’re eating a variety of superfoods. Vitamin C is a powerful superfood and antioxidant. It’s needed to maintain a strong immune system and is a key ingredient in giving you healthy, radiant skin.

Thankfully, it isn’t too difficult to find it in many fruits and vegetables! Besides oranges, you can also get good amounts of vitamin C in blueberries, papaya, strawberries, kiwi, and even sweet potatoes! One easy way to add some of these to your diet is to mix some blueberries in with yogurt or cereal at breakfast.

Foods high in healthy fats such as avocado, nuts, and seeds can also provide a plethora of benefits — plus they keep you fuller for longer!

2. What to drink

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One way I’ve managed to make sure I get enough water per day — 13 cups for men, 9 cups for women — is to always have two 1-liter bottles of water in the fridge that I sip from throughout the day. Once I’m done with both of them, I know that between those and whatever else I’ve had to drink, my daily water intake is good for the day. And my skin is well-nourished!

Coconut water

A fairly new discovery for me has also been coconut water. Coconut water has intense hydrating properties and is also a good sourceTrusted Source of vitamin C as well as potassium, calcium, and magnesium.

It’s safe to say that I’m now well and truly addicted — and in good company, as I know Victoria Beckham is a fan, too!

Fresh juices

Juices and smoothies are also great for getting various nutrients in one healthy serving. The vitamins and nutrients they contain are good for healing your skin and maintaining its health. To avoid preservatives and added sugars — which can wreak havoc on the skin — try making your own rather than buying from the store.

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