Thankfully there is now an ever-increasing awareness of a good diet, but some of us are prisoners of the old beliefs that the less you eat, the better you look. It is concerning to see that one of the biggest nutrition mistakes is continuously being repeated on a world scale. A low-calorie diet is the first step toward dry and damaged skin. With the drastic reduction of fat intake, our bodies need to stay in a fight mode.
Let’s make it clear… Healthy fats are essential!
There is no clear reason to skip fats from your diet! Some cosmeticians tend to repeat that all the popular worries come from saturated and trans fats. However, there are also Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) that are enablers for you to achieve beautiful and glowing skin. The one you have always been dreaming of!
Be a smart beauty geek and choose wisely
It turns out that the radiant look lies in your hands. You might have already read our article on healthy nutrition choices, but today we will focus more on the good fats that, unfortunately, your body can’t produce on its own. The good news is that you can take care of them by making smart choices in the supermarket! Before we get to your shopping list, let's start with a little overview...
These fatty acids should be your friends
Omega-3 fatty acids have amazing anti-inflammatory properties. They will play a key role in speeding up your acne healing, supporting your anti-aging routine, and restoring your skin from dry to moisturized. Omega-6 fatty acids help you maintain a hydrated and healthy look. In fact, they reduce transepidermal water loss.
Let's take a look at your dietary choices
Make sure to get some salmon, mackerel, herring, trout, or sardines… These are sources of Omega-3 fatty acids, especially Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA), and have great anti-inflammatory properties. This means lower redness and stronger skin surface, beneficial for UV rays protection.
We like thinking that the high amounts of vitamin E act as little warriors that prevent skin damage… and aging! Doesn’t it sound perfect? You might see the benefits not only on your skin but also in stronger and shiny hair.
Do you like snacking? You should try to include seeds and make the most out of vitamin E, A, D, zinc, and selenium! This mixture will make your skin smoother, and accelerate the healing of acne. As we all know that these kinds of challenges go hand in hand with stress, magnesium will be great for the nervous system.
There are many seeds and nuts available on the market but walnuts are the only ones providing enough Alpha-Linolenic Acid (ALA). They also contain vitamin E, C, zinc, and selenium. We need to admit that it sounds like an extra benefit because they are simply delicious!
Olives and olive oil
Olives are often called one of the healthiest fruits. They help to improve skin tone, strengthen connective tissues, and support regeneration. These benefits are strongly related to the high amounts of monounsaturated fatty acids.
Are you dreaming of zero wrinkles? This is not the best direction as your natural beauty should take the lead! But why not help ourselves a little bit? Soybeans have the power to improve the elasticity of your skin. Magic word? Isoflavones! You will find them also in chickpeas or pistachios.
Fall in love with self-care!
Make sure to choose the right cosmetics. Sometimes we try so hard to look better that we forget about the power of simple and natural choices. At Mandala Balance, you can find the right products to get back in touch with nature. Trust us, hand-picked organic botanicals will open a new chapter of your magic beauty plan!
Once you have clean and natural skin care products, try to use them with love. Based on our experience, a healthy attitude and compassion for oneself are the first steps towards beautiful effects… and the glow you are aiming for! No need to wait for any special events or exclude foods good for your body. You can start your inner and external metamorphosis every single day. Let’s redefine natural beauty together!