Contrary to what the beauty industry often bangs on about, good skin isn’t confined to fancy pants face creams, ridiculous treatments (bird poo geisha facial, anyone?), or even botox. Sure, some good quality and toxin free topical products or treatments can definitely help, but glowing, healthy and clear skin truly begins from within.
Skin, being the largest organ of the body, can be an excellent reflection of overall health and vitality. Hair and nails can also be a great indicator of your nutritional status, because when the body becomes stressed for nutrients, things like hair and nails are often the first to be affected, as the body prioritises more “vital” organs and tissues to nourish. To be looking your best on the outside, you have to be taking care of yourself from the inside! Beauty is definitely much more than skin deep.
It is really hard coming up with a list of the foods that are best for beauty, because there are so many! But some foods definitely pack more of a punch than others, so here is a list of 17 of our favourites, and why including them in your diet can help you achieve your beauty goals. So here they are! (And if you’re in the mood for a bit of a word hunt – try to count the number of times we mention “antioxidant/s” and “Vitamin C”… it will be a few!)