Today our guest blogger is Juliette Samuel.
Both topically and internally, the focus on nutrition and Black Skin Care is becoming a clear pathway to your skin’s wellness. With your skin being the largest organ of your body, it is extremely important that you are conscious of what you put on it as well as what you eat to feed it from within.
Whether it’s through taking a supplement, the encouragement of good eating habits or the careful selection of natural ingredients, beautiful black skin is your goal.
It seems as though another goal of yours is to, not just live longer, but have a much more healthier lifestyle and have soft, radiant, youthful looking skin at the same time.
Antioxidants – While known to reduce inflammation and even reverse some of the damage caused by heart disease, they can be found in simple foods, like avocado’s and green teas. Yet not everyone is open to giving them a try.
What people are willing to try are those foods that are full of sugars, carbohydrates and bad fats. These “bad fats” elevate your cholesterol levels, promote inflammation and cause heart disease. Inflammation may be the main culprit in cancer, aging and poor skin.
The intake of sugar and simple carbohydrates may also affect your skin’s appearance and cause you to feel dehydrated.
Antioxidant’s and Your Beautiful Black Skin
Let’s get back to antioxidants. Antioxidants are vitamins or nutrients that protect your body from stress by fighting off free radicals. Free radicals are reactive molecules that cause damage to your body, especially your skin.
The best-known antioxidant is Vitamin E, which helps your body fight heart disease and inflammation. It’s thought to give your skin added protection against sun damage and aging. However, it takes two-to-three weeks for enough vitamin E to build up in your skin before its protection actually goes into effect.
Vitamin C is another antioxidant and contributes to the collagen build up and wound healing in your skin.
Beans, Berries, Green Foods and Your Beautiful Black Skin
Blueberries are the poster child for antioxidants but most berries are a great source. It’s been found that beans are also rich in antioxidants as well as the spices: cloves, nutmeg and cinnamon in small amounts.
But, what about your green foods? No eating regimen is complete without eating green foods like kale, spinach and broccoli. The green foods give you chlorophyll and keep your blood clean.
Beautiful Black skin is a direct result of eating the best foods, feeding your skin from within and using Black Skin care products for maintaining the health of your skin topically.
Here’s To Your Beauty!
Editor’s Note: The recommendations that Juliette shares are good for all people regardless of skin type, race and ethnicity.
About Author: Currently Juliette works as a Skin Care Therapist, acting President and Chief Nose for NYRAJU Skin Care. She is in charge of product formulation and development of all scents produced for the line. Juliette is also a member of NAHA-The National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy, The Society of Cosmetic Chemist and is the Fragrance Editor for BellaOnline.