We at Talent Management know that the secret to beautiful skin starts with good nutrition. So read on for our top skin-enhancing foods, with tips on how to work them into your diet…
We at Talent Management know that the secret to enhancing your beauty as a model starts with beautiful skin, and that beautiful skin starts with good nutrition. So read on for our top skin-enhancing foods, with tips on how to work them into your diet…
On the top of our list has to be one of the most nourishing foods you can eat. Nuts, in particular almonds walnuts and brazil nuts, are highly effective in maintaining good skin. Fantastic for their anti-aging properties, nuts have high levels of moisturising vitamin A and E, and zinc, which helps maintain collagen and elastin. Our favourite, brazil nuts, have a great source of selenium, a mineral that improves the elasticity of skin, and can also help fight skin infections.
TOP TIP: Try keeping a bag on your desk at work to nibble at. Not only will you be working towards great skin, but studies have revealed that snacking on nuts can curb your appetite too.
Blackberries, raspberries, cranberries, and that all time favourite antioxidant, blueberries. Perhaps the tastiest food on our list, berries are famous for their ‘superfood’ status. Whichever one you choose, know that the majority of berries help collagen production, making skin supple and smooth. And those high in antioxidants, such as blueberries, neutralise damaging free radicals and protect your skin from premature aging. They’re also a fantastic source of vitamin C, vitamin E, riboflavin, and soluble and insoluble fibre.
TOP TIP: Start your day with a breakfast of wholegrain cereal and add on a sprinkle of blueberries for an easy and tasty health kick. Wholegrains are an added bonus as they’re loaded with B vitamins; great for strengthening the skin.
One of the best foods for a great complexion is oily fish, whether it be fresh salmon, tuna, mackerel or sardines. We recommend salmon; it contains high levels of omega-3 fatty acids, which are essential for clear, beautiful, and well-moisturised skin. Salmon, like brazil nuts, is also high in selenium, which improves skin’s all round health. However, there are recommendations for the maximum number of oily fish portions we should be eating each week. Women who are pregnant, or may have a baby one day, should stick to no more than two 140g portions a week, as oily fish can contain pollutants that can build up in the body and affect the development of a baby in the future. Men, however, can have up to four portions a week.
TOP TIP: Try replacing your usual red meat with the introduction of oily fish into your evening meal. Do so just a couple of times a week to see a real difference.