We receive the summer with more joy than ever and the good weather invites us to make more plans outdoors, spend weekends in the sun and take a good bath to celebrate.
It is the time of year when we expose our skin to the sun the most, we get a tan; and that is why in summer we must take extreme care of our skin to look good inside and out.
And this can be very simple if we eat a healthy diet and consume regularly, certain foods that provide us with the necessary vitamins and minerals for cell regeneration.
Protect your skin from the sun and aging
The skin is the largest organ in the body and best reflects our state of health. It is an organ that helps us eliminate toxins and acts as a purifier, so it is very important to provide the necessary nutrients through vitamin-rich foods.
Taking care of the skin inside, through healthy habits, is the best way to guarantee healthy skin, protected against external aggressions and less exposed to the passage of time.
According to health and cosmetic experts, four healthy habits are essential for maintaining healthy skin, regardless of age or season:
- Hydrate well to eliminate toxins from the body.
- Get enough sleep and rest so that the body can regenerate itself.
- Eating in a healthy way, giving much importance to fruits and vegetables that provide the necessary vitamins to nourish us inside and outside.
- Protecting ourselves from the sun, UVA and UVB rays by using photo-protectors that are suitable for our skin type.
By following these basic recommendations, the skin is kept healthy throughout the year. This makes it easier to get a good tan in the summer, and to avoid redness and irritation in the winter.
Fruits and juices to take care of your skin
We are very lucky that citrus fruits are ideal for skin care, healthy hydration and natural, vitamin-rich foods.
Fruits with vitamin C are powerful antioxidants. This property is very necessary for the skin to remain elastic, as it helps the formation of collagen.
The advantage of freshly squeezed natural juices, apart from their freshness and flavour, are drinks that can be consumed at any time of the day, obtained in supermarkets, small food stores or fruit shops and taken on the beach, in the countryside or on a walk.
Carrot, as a source of beta-carotene and vitamin A, is a natural sunscreen and the best ingredient to prevent skin aging and sagging.
Not forgetting tomatoes, whose lycopene concentration is essential for protecting cells from free radicals.
And, of course, red fruits are another source of vitamin C and antioxidants with which we can accompany natural juices or consume as a healthy and tasty snack.
Fruits and citrus fruits are our best ally for a healthy skin all year round and, by consuming them daily, we ensure a healthy tan and prevent UVA rays from prematurely aging it. So it’s very easy to look good!