New Year’s Day is just around the corner, and as such, we’ve jumped on the resolution brainstorm wagon with the rest of you. As a beauty site, we are open about wanting to look good but tend to focus on betterment approaches to get there first. Thanks to Kate Bosworth, we’ve just stumbled onto free beauty advice to take our skin to the next level in 2016 via healthy eating. Bosworth, an A-list actress whose skin doesn't seem to age a bit, posted the above photo holding her naturopathic doctor, Dr. Nigma Talib's new book, Reverse The Signs of Ageing ($12). This got us clicking around on her Instagram page.
In a nutshell, the skin expert supports the belief that, ultimately, our skin reflects what we eat. In her latest book, she identifies how to reverse unwanted signs of aging in just 28 days. Talib's Instagram account is a goldmine filled with book spoilers including screen grabs of exactly what foods contribute to certain skin issues. Yep, it’s the usual suspects: alcohol, gluten, sugar, and dairy. But unlike most blanket claims that encourage us to give up these foods altogether, Talib shares her take on how foods individually affect our skin. She's giving us the tools to target trouble areas without putting a total ban on everything we like to eat. For instance, if you have fine lines on your forehead, maybe lay off the sugar and see if it makes a difference, but pasta, wine, and cheese are still fair game. Super helpful, we know. She also lists 18 foods high in anti-oxidants that can balance out the undesirable skin effects from the above. Keep scrolling to see some of Dr. Talib’s most insightful Instagrams.
Eat the rainbow. The more #antioxidants you have in your diet, the more protected your body is going to be. #InsideOut Antioxidants help slow down the aging process, which can have immense effects on your skin health. Remember - the more colorful the vegetables in your diet, the more antioxidants it will contain. #ReverseTheSignsOfAgeing #Prevention #Beauty #Food #Tips
Have you ever cut out one of the foods? Did it noticeably reduce signs of aging? We want to hear what’s worked for you in the comments!
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