We’ve heard it time and time again--we are what we eat. We all love makeup and skincare products as much as the next person, but healthy skin starts on the inside. Our diets and lifestyles can, quite literally, show on our faces, and products aren’t the full solution. With this “new normal” as a result of COVID-19, we’re spending so much time at home and we might as well use this time to fuel our bodies, immune systems, and of course, our skin. If you’re looking to enhance your skin’s natural glow, it’s time to load up on your greens, veggies, vitamins, and minerals. While it’s important to eat a well-balanced and nutritious diet, your skincare routine is just as important. I encourage you to seek organic ingredients for your skincare lineup, which Furtuna Skin proudly offers. Ahead, my official guide to eating for and treating your skin.
Vegetable and Fruit Juice I’m starting my day with a mug of warm water with lemon to coat my stomach lining and promote healthy digestion. I then make myself a delicious blend of celery, cucumber and lemon juice. My advice is to do the same with whatever vegetables you can get your hands on at the grocery store right now--they’re all loaded with vitamins and minerals. A fresh morning juice helps boost the immune system, gives your skin a nice, healthy glow, and helps maintain moisture and hydration.
High-Grade Olive Oil
I love oil olive because it’s packed with vitamins, has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties and acts as an antioxidant. That’s why we’ve made sure to formulate so many of our Furtuna Skin products with pure olive oil. I like to have a teaspoon of high-quality, high-potency organic olive oil like Bona Furtuna every day. It gives you healthy fats that protect against heart disease. Because it’s jam packed with antioxidants it can protect our skin from environmental aggressors, which also prevents premature aging. All of Furtuna Skin’s products are infused with the power of olive oil from La Furtuna Farm.
It’s a known fact that avocados help promote healthy skin, hair, and nails. It really is a superfood! The natural oils found in avocados have powerful hydrating properties, which can help reduce fine lines and wrinkles. While they’re certainly delicious, they can promote smooth, buttery skin and their antioxidant properties protect your skin at the same time.
Dark, Leafy Greens
You’ve heard it before--the darker the greens, the healthier they are. It’s true, dark and leafy greens have an abundant amount of vitamins and minerals such as iron, calcium, potassium, magnesium, and vitamins A,B,C, D, and E. Load up your plate with kale, spinach, and even broccoli to get your glow back. Plant-powered skincare complements having these greens in your diet.
Fatty fish, such as salmon, are a high source of omega-3 fatty acids. Adding fatty fish to your diet helps maintain your skin’s health and enhances it with moisture. As a result you’ll be left with more elasticity, better texture, and a brighter complexion.
Nuts, Oats, and Seeds
As I’ve mentioned throughout this article, a lot of these foods offer up protection for our skin. The same goes for nuts, oats, and seeds. Because they are high in vitamins, such as vitamin B3, these crunchy bites can help protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays (although that’s no excuse to not wear SPF).
Most of us don’t get enough of it, but it’s essential for basically every function in our bodies. Vitamin D helps keep our bones and muscles healthy, while boosting our immune systems and complementing our skin. While it’s a no-brainer that the best way to get vitamin D is to spend a few minutes outside in the sun, but because we’re practicing social distancing that can be harder these days. I like to take a vitamin D supplement, but you can also eat some fatty fish and eggs for an added boost. Vitamin D is excellent for preventing premature aging from environmental aggressors.
CoQ10 a key nutrient that acts as an antioxidant and protects our cells from damage. Our CoQ10 levels drop as we age, and our bodies produce more of it when we do spend time in the sun. Dr. Greene, my co-founder in Bambini Furtuna, told me something fascinating about CoQ10. When we’re in the sun two hours after eating greens, photosynthesis (when plants convert energy from the sun into minerals) happens in our bodies. Dr. Greene says this might be one of the most important ways our bodies make CoQ10. So, have greens and spend some time outside.
To wrap this up, I’ll leave you with one final piece of advice for these extraordinary times. Take a deep breath, eat your greens, spend a little time outside alone if you can, and give your skin a little extra TLC with some potent ingredients. By upgrading your skincare regime with our products, you’ll be giving your skin the treatment it deserves. Along with pampering yourself and your skin, take a quick break in nature, enjoy the sun and fresh air--your mind, body, and spirit will thank you.