You’ve got your skincare routine down pat but that radiant glow everyone talks about is still as elusive as the unicorn. Sounds about right? Don’t despair! Schique has you covered. Dr. Jacqueline Schaffer, founder of Schique and radian skin expert, has an arsenal of amazing tips to get you glowing in no time.
As Dr. Schaffer always emphasizes, what you ingest is just as important as what you put on your skin. Most of the time, change comes from very minor tweaks you make to your daily diet. You know that healthy smoothie you’ve committed to having as part of a healthy lifestyle? Just add these 5 simple ingredients to it for a radiant glow.
- Protein Powder
You’ve probably heard of protein powders in relation to athletes and body builders. However, they provide essential benefits to even the non-athletes among us! Protein powder is essential for building muscle and toning. It provides nourishment to your collagen and elastin, which are responsible for your skin’s strength and elasticity.
- Hemp Seeds
Yes, we know… Some of you may have shied away from hemp seeds because of their association with marijuana. But rest assured, hemp seeds are entirely legal, safe and healthy. Not only do hemp seeds contain a substantial amount of Omega-3 and Omega-6 (great for your heart health) but they’re also great for skin, hair and nails, providing extra nourishment! Hemp seeds are great at locking in moisture – perfect for those with dry or aging skin.
- Chia Seeds
Rich in fiber and full of Omega-3, proteins, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, chia seeds pack quite the punch! They reduce inflammation and dryness, and increase circulation. In other words, you can thank them for helping prevent premature aging and for giving you a healthy glow.
- Raspberries and Blueberries
They’re yummy. Need we say more? Ok, aside from the obvious taste factor, these beauties are full of antioxidants, especially blackberries (hence their dark color). They help fight free radicals and environmental aggressors. Composed of quite a bit of water, they also detoxify and hydrate the skin.
- Almond Milk
For those of you who are lactose-intolerant or vegan, you may already be familiar with the many benefits of this non-dairy alternative to cow milk. But did you know that almond milk can also do wonders for your skin? It provides you with essential micronutrients. Rich in Vitamin E, it also helps fight against free radicals, protect against sun damage and help prevent premature aging. In other words, it keeps your skin glowing.
So go ahead, eat your way to radiant skin! You glow girl!