01 December 2015

Eating Plants for Perfect Skin

We’ve all googled it before –  “clear skin diet” or maybe it was “how to get Gigi’s glowing skin?”, but we already know the answer. There are no miracle cures or quick fixes. Beauty begins within. It’s a philosophy that informs everything we do and our practice at The French. Nourishing and fueling your body with the foods you eat and the lifestyle choices you make.

From tropical fruits rich in Vitamin C that stimulate collagen production in the skin to the power of greens to plump out fine lines and wrinkles – skin-loving plants are the very best natural beauty secret to achieve that gorgeous glow. Our incredible beauty educator Lorraine Willows has rounded up a list of the best plant food for healthy skin….

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via Pinterest and One Girl in the Kitchen

Blushing Beetroot – packed full of lycopenes which act as antioxidants for the skin, reducing free radical damage which in turn increases collagen production.

Gorgeous Green beans –  rich in hyaluronic acid, helps to plump out fine lines and wrinkles.

Collagen Creating Cabbage – the most well known plant food containing collagen producing agents. They also boost skin hydration and elasticity.

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Clearing Carrots – full of vitamin A which slows down collagen breakdown & decreases clustering of melanin.

Pretty Pineapple & Papaya – high in vitamin C. Vitamin C rich fruits are natural sources of collagen production in the skin.

Pampering Prunes – the ultimate antioxidant! High in minerals such as iron, calcium and magnesium which give you a glowing healthy skin.

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via Pinterest

Gorgeous Garlic – best source of sulfur which helps rebuild collagen fibres that have been damaged.

Clarifying Celery – an important source of vitamins A, C and E which act as potent antioxidants by reversing and protecting against free radical damage.

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Anti-Ageing Avocado – contains high amounts of carotenoids which improve skin’s density, thickness & elasticity.

Beautifying Butternut Squash – high in B vitamins including, riboflavin, thiamine, niacin & folate. True beauty vitamins.

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Food Images via: One Girl in the Kitchen

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