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Holistic beauty & skincare

SKINFOOD – FOOD THAT YOUR SKIN LOVES

A healthy outside starts from the inside“, or “You are what you eat“. You’ve probably heard this before, but it’s so very true! Not to say that some people aren’t blessed with “lucky” skin and can just eat whatever they want and still have perfect skin. But over time, you won’t be able to do so, if you keep eating processed foods, your body and your cells will eventually start to fail you, whereas, if you eat lots of whole foods and plants, you are fuelling all your cells with lots of nutrients, vitamins and minerals which your skin will love you for! 🥑💕✨

I’ve had a passion for holistic health and more natural skincare for many years. It all began with me suffering from digestive and skin problems in my late teens. I started to dive more and more into natural ways to “fix” my problems – and of course the body is complex and there can be many reasons for why your skin is breaking out, but one of the main reasons why my skin did, was because I wasn’t eating enough real, whole foods – “skin foods”.

Because what your skin loves is actually just that – whole foods – how the Earth has made it. Not all the processed, man-kind food products with thousands of ingredients, preservatives, sugar etc.

Your body, your health and your skin loves REAL, NATURAL, WHOLE foods.

I can clearly see on my skin when I eat too much “junk”. I don’t know whether that’s a curse or a blessing, but my skin is clearly telling me through pimples and skin problems if it does not like what I eat.

So I try to eat as much whole foods as I can, and I make lots of smoothies to get some extra vitamins in and drink plenty of water to stay hydrated! 💦

FOOD YOUR SKIN LOVES

AVOCADO 🥑🥑🥑

Avocados are such a skinfood! They are high in healthy fats (the good kind of fat), that benefits many functions in your body – fx the health of your skin. Getting enough healthy fats is essential to keep your skin flexible and moisturised.

NUTS & SEEDS

Nuts and seeds are also an amazing source of healthy fats! Walnuts, pumpkins seeds, sunflower seeds etc.

SWEET POTATOES

Sweet potatoes are filled with betacarotene. Betacarotene functions as provitamin A, which means that it can be converted into vitamin A in your body. Betacarotene is found in sweet potatoes, carrots, spinach. When consumed the antioxidant carotenoids is incorporated into your skin and helps protect your skin cells from sun exposure. This can help prevent sunburn, cell death, and dry, wrinkled skin.

BROCCOLI

Broccoli is such a powerfood! It’s full of many different vitamins and minerals that’s important for skin health, including zinc, vitamin A and C.

GREEN TEA

I’ve already talked about the wonderful Green Tea before in this post! But green tea are rich in antioxidants, which can help protect your skin against sun damage and raging.

BERRIES

Berries are high in antioxidants which help keep free radicals under control. Free radicals in larger amount can damage your cells, causing oxidative stress in your body. Antioxidants helps to “fight” those free radicals (aka. what’s speeding up the aging process and damaging your skin).

Read also: What are Antioxidants? + A delicious berry smoothie recipe

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WHAT ARE ANTIOXIDANTS? + A DELICIOUS BERRY SMOOTHIE RECIPE

I guess you have probably heard the word antioxidants before, but have you ever looked into what they really are? Today I want to go into what are antioxidants? Why are they so good for you? + give you a delicious berry smoothie recipe filled with those good antioxidants 🍌🍓🌿🙌✨

When looking at what Antioxidants are, we first need to look into something called free radicals. Free radicals are waste produced by cells as the body processes food in reaction to the environment. If the body can’t process and get rid of free radicals efficiently, then oxidative stress can occur – and this can harm cells and how the body functions.


There are several factors that increase the production of free radicals in the body, it can fx be internal in form of an inflammation – this can be caused by eating too much processed and sugary foods, or it can be external, such as pollution, UV exposure or cigarette smoke.

As you can hear, we don’t really want too many of these free radicals and the oxidative stress in our body.

And this is where antioxidants come into the picture! Antioxidants are substances that can prevent or slow damage to cells that have been caused by free radicals.

The body itself does produce some antioxidants, but you can also get more antioxidants into your body through the food that you eat.

So if you want to have a healthy, fresh body, and beautiful skin, starting from within by eating more antioxidants is a good place to start.

Good food sources of antioxidants include;
– Eggplants
– Legumes
– Green Tea
– Red Grapes
– Dark chocolate
– Pomegranates
– Blueberries
– Apples
– Broccoli
– Spinach
– Lentils

DELICIOUS ANTIOXIDANT RICH BERRY SMOOTHIE RECIPE

  • 1 banana
  • ½ avocado
  • 4cm ginger
  • 1 citrus
  • a handful of frozen raspberries
  • a handful of frozen blueberries
  • ricemilk to cover
  • hemp seeds

    + Extra: I also add 3 teaspoons of lecithin granulate and a few teaspoons of an oil blend (‘Kvinde Olie’ – Oil of Life) to the smoothie as well to get some more healthy fats in there

Read also: Delicious Green Smoothie Recipe

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Skinfood – Karmameju

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I går tog jeg min mor med mig til Magasin for at høre grundlæggeren bag det danske brand Karmameju, Mette Skjærbæk, tale om hvordan man får smuk hud – både gennem de produkter man bruger, men også gennem hvad vi fylder vores krop med indefra.

Det var simpelthen sådan et inspirerende foredrag, og nu har jeg bare endnu mere lyst til at passe godt på min krop, og huske at få nok vand og spise masser af sund mad!

Jeg vidste allerede hvor stor indflydelse sund mad og vand har for at få smuk hud, men nogle gange er det godt med en lille reminder – og det at se smukke Mette tale om det, motiverede mig bare endnu mere.Skærmbillede 2016-03-04 kl. 07.43.46

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Skærmbillede 2016-03-04 kl. 10.06.44Udover et fantastisk foredrag, så fik vi også en lille goodiebag (se hvad den indeholdte nedenunder), og så var der 20 % på alle Karmameju produkter – og da jeg lige var løbet tør for min ‘cleanser, måtte jeg lige købe en ny en.Skærmbillede 2016-03-04 kl. 10.07.06Nu har jeg 3 produkter fra Karmameju, og jeg elsker dem alle. Du kan få cleanseren her, hydro misten her og tørbørsten her!

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