How to EAT and DRINK your way to glowing skin on your wedding day

By January 14, 2018SKINCARE
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Everything you eat and drink will impact how you look and feel on your wedding day.

You can spend a fortune on fabulous skin care products but if you’re not feeding your skin the right foods then you’re pretty much throwing your money down the sink.

And I’m not talking about the dreaded D word – I hate the word diet.

In fact a crash diet is the worst thing you can do as it will only cause stress hormones that will wreak havoc with your skin and deprive you of crucial nutrients.

So instead I want you to think of this as your wedding day ‘nutrition prescription’ for your skin, because you really are what you eat and drink.

 

 

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What to eat for glowing skin on your wedding day

Think of this as a time to put yourself first.

So you can really take care of yourself and eat the very best food and beverages, that will not only get your skin glowing but make you feel fantastic.

 

Your Recipe to Glowing Skin on Your Wedding Day

 

  1. EAT GOOD QUALITY PROTEIN

Choose good quality protein such as free range chicken and omega-3 rich oily fish.

Not only will this help balance blood sugar and insulin levels,  it will also give your skin a great glow.

Shellfish, salmon, and cold water fish feed your skin healthy fats.

Speaking of fat, DON’T GO FAT FREE.

That is the road to ruin and will give you dull and dry skin.

You need plenty of healthy fats including nuts, seeds and olive oil.

Add in flax seed oil or chia seed to your breakfast cereal, to boost your omega-3 daily dosage.

  1. EAT THE RAINBOW

No put down the M&Ms.

Fill your plate with brightly coloured fruits and vegetables to ensure you are getting a wide variety of vitamins and nutrients in your diet.

Carrots, tomatoes, apricots, spinach and green vegetables all contain lycopene, which is wonderful for your skin.

Blueberries are packed full of anti oxidants which support cell renewal and keep skin looking it’s best.

A diet high in vitamins, especially vitamin C, helps stimulate collagen which keeps skin firm and smooth fine lines.

 

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  1. DRINK MORE WATER

Yes I can hear you groaning now!

But water keeps your skin hydrated which helps lubricate your skin. Two litres of water a day helps prevent skin sagging and wrinkling.

Water is vital for cell renewal and helps flush out toxins as well as help keep hunger at bay.

So if you want to have radiant glowing skin on your wedding day make sure you keep drinking plenty of fresh water every day.

 

  1. CUT BACK ON CAFFEINE, ALCOHOL AND FIZZY DRINKS

Your morning cup of coffee and that glass of wine at night will leave your skin looking tired and dry because they dehydrate your skin.

Cut right back and eliminate completely if you can – your skin will really thank you.

 

  1. LIMIT SUGAR and SALT

Reducing your sugar and salt intake will help transform your skin.

Processed sugars and salts irritate and inflame your skin and can cause puffiness in your face.

High sugar intake ages you faster by causing damage to your skin tissue and cells.

Replace high sugar treats with fresh fruits and healthier treats.

 

  1. Treat yourself to some DARK CHOCOLATE

Contrary to popular belief, chocolate does not cause acne.

In fact, research has shown that dark chocolate even protects skin from sun damage.

Chocolate, or rather raw cacao or dark chocolate, contains anti-aging antioxidants called flavonoids.

They fight free radicals to protect your skin from UV damage and prevent the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and skin discolorations.

Chocolate also makes you feel happy.

Eat dark chocolate to lift your mood and feed your skin

Eat dark chocolate to lift your mood and feed your skin

When you eat it the brain releases endorphins, your body’s natural feel-good chemical which lifts your mood and helps keep wedding planning stress at bay.

 

  1. Eat Avocados

Avocados are the ultimate “get gorgeous” food.

Fantastic for hair, skin, and nails, the monounsaturated fatty acids  in avocados not only help lower bad cholesterol levels, but also reduce the appearance of aging in skin.

Avocados also contain antioxidants, fiber, potassium, magnesium, and folate, and one avocado is packed with more potassium than a medium banana — nearly 700 milligrams!

How to eat for glowing skin on your wedding day

Get glowing skin with foods high in Omega 3

  1. Berries pack a nutritional punch

Berries are loaded with anti-inflammatory agents and vitamins that boost your skin cell renewal and help protect you from premature aging.

The antioxidants in berries help minimize the damage of free radicals, which can accelerate wrinkle formation and cause disease.

Additionally, berries are packed with vitamin C, which keeps skin firm and strong.

Also known as ascorbic acid, vitamin C is essential to the production of collagen which aids in the growth of cells and blood vessels.

Eat a handful of your favourite berries with breakfast or pureed into a smoothie every day.

  1. DRINK GREEN TEA

Green tea improves your skin complexion and makes your skin healthy.

It helps flush out toxins from the skin, helps heal blemishes and scars and reduces inflammation. It even improves the skin’s elasticity.

Green tea  contains a high amount of antioxidants that also promote hair growth. It can even promote the growth of new hair and prevent common problems like dry scalp and dandruff.

Drink green tea every day to get glowing skin on your wedding day

Drink green tea every day to get glowing skin on your wedding day

  1. Don’t forget to get some zzzzzz’s

Sleep deprivation causes a decrease in blood flow to the skin surrounding your face.

Your body boosts blood flow to the skin while you sleep which means you wake with a healthy glow.

So don’t skimp on sleep or your complexion will look drab, ashen or lifeless.

 

Foods to avoid

  • Saturated fats

  • Fatty processed meats

  • Fizzy drinks

  • Cakes pastries and desserts

  • Margarine

So now you know what to eat and drink to get gorgeous glowing skin on your wedding day.

Combine that with a great skin care regime and you will look truly radiant on your special day.

 

 

Victoria

About Victoria

With over a decade of experience which began at Dior cosmetics, Victoria is a member of the National Association of Screen Makeup Artists and Hairdressers. Victoria trained in Film and Media Makeup and is also a highly qualified, professional hairdresser. She has worked on film and television productions, on fashion catwalks and on commercial hair shows for L’Oreal. Victoria is also a professional journalist having written for The Telegraph, WM Magazine and Perfect Wedding among others.