Look for foods that create beauty from the inside out. Instead of coating yourself in chemical- laden beauty products, why not try to get healthy skin from the foods you eat.– David Wolfe (also known as David ‘Avocado’ Wolfe)
They say what is good for your body and the internal system is more often than not good to be applied on your skin as well. And there is no reason for us to disagree on this adage. Well, anything that nature offers or has an organic legacy to it is miraculous for our skin. Let us take you on this journey to probe the veracity of this well-known fact further, in case it has faded off our realization with time.
A celebrated coach and fitness expert once quoted, “You are what you eat. Whatever goes into your body has a significant effect on your overall well-being and health. The truth and intensity of the statement can be gauged from the simple observation of what a small pill that we take on a doctor’s prescription is capable of doing to our system. Whether you are suffering from cold, flu, fever, or any other ailment, the small fraction of a pill has the power to rid you of all the bodily pains, infections, and other disharmonies.” Owing to this strong annotation, we once again
reiterate that ‘YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT’. A healthy, well-balanced diet that focuses on nutritional content, and has adequate amounts of natural, unadulterated food components to it, like vegetables and fruits, reflects well in the individual’s health and the quality of his hair and skin.
GOOD FOODS FOR BODY ARE GOOD FOR SKIN TOO!
Mostly the food items that are nutritional for the body have to energize and replenishing benefits for the hair and skin too. The similar attributes of the food product translate into its goodness for external use. We all have seen our mothers and grandmothers generously applying gallons of curd or yogurt to the dry, frizzy hair for its smoothening and humectants properties. The same yogurt when consumed is very beneficial for enhancing our digestive gut (due to the probiotics present). The high protein and calcium content in the yogurt makes it an excellent source of nutrition for weight-loss as well as for taking care of our bones and teeth as well.
Similarly, no one, irrespective of their degrees of oblivion, is unaware of the goodness of citrus foods like lemon, oranges, and berries for our skin. These food items are very high on ‘the much popular skin replenishing’ Vitamin C, which is almost synonymous with a glowing, radiant skin condition. Not just that, they are superabundant with other antioxidants as well, that are famous, the universe, and beyond, for being able to repair, rejuvenate, and enliven dead skin. If your body is falling short on its Vitamin C portions, and antioxidants intake, there is no way you can have healthy and shiny hair and skin that speak for themselves.
Carrying on this thread, let us acquaint you with another superfood that is both good to eat, as well as has endless benefits for the skin. The good ol’ Papaya. The fruit contains enormously high levels of antioxidants like Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and Vitamin E. They reduce the risk of heart disease, by preventing the oxidization of cholesterol. Eating papaya clears your skin and brightens your complexion with time. If just eating papaya was not enough, the external application of this yummy fruit on the skin also exfoliates the skin and removes dead skin cells.
But as much as these citric acid foods are good for the skin also, experts advise against applying them directly to the skin. A tropical application can cause the citric propensity to come in direct conflict with the sensitivity of the skin. It can cause itchiness, dryness, irritability, as well as white spots (referred to as Leukoderma) in extreme cases. Having said that, lemons, berries, orange extracts are very advantageous in reducing pigmentation and dark spots, age spots, skin or hair lightening, and acne treatment. But like everything else in the world, there is always a righteous, upstanding discourse to their usage.
NATURAL FOODS IN SKINCARE FORMULATIONS: the basis of Ozone ideology
Skin experts suggest using skincare products that have a controlled, diluted, and filtered version of these strong natural ingredients. At Ozone Ayurvedics, our research and formulation teams have always stressed utilizing the benefits of organic ingredients in agreement with the science behind the beauty. We count heavily on nature and its ability to foster and nurture us, yet we base our skincare products on the principle of aligning science with beauty.
All of our ingredients carry superlative certifications and affirmations from the top sustainability Institutes of the world (ECOCERT) and use active organic essentials.
If you are looking to extract from the natural goodness of nutritional foods, we recommend you to use our skincare products that are enriched with these ingredients. Though there are many more names to this list, we would be happy to acquaint you with a few of the fruit ingredients to begin with and the products that contain them.
- MANGO SEED BUTTER – This light-weight moisturizing butter, that gives a natural sheen to the face while softening the skin is a vital ingredient of our products like Glo Radiance Butter Blend Cream, Glo Radiance Cell Renewal Exfoliant Cream, Glo Radiance Luminous Skin Protection Lotion, Glo Radiance Renewing Day Cream, Glo Radiance Repairing Night Cream, and Glo Radiance Replenishing Face Pack.
- PAPAYA FRUIT EXTRACT – Vitamin C and antioxidants heal the uneven skin tone and overall brighten the complexion. Enzymes papain and chymopapain remove dead skin that clogs pores and hence, reduce acne. You can take a piece of papaya and rub it over your face, or if you wish to avoid the mess, indulge in the luxury of our skincare products that are beaming with the extracts of this fruit. Glo Radiance Skin Purifying Polisher, Glo Radiance Skin Activating Nectar, Glo Radiance Complexion Awakening Gel to name a few.
- CUCUMBER – As much as the summer food has a soothing and cooling effect when eaten, it has the same humectants impact when applied on the face. Contains Vitamin C and caffeic acid, two strong antioxidants that forgo wrinkles, sun damage, and skin irritation. You can also apply it directly over the eyes to get rid of those puffy eyes, and unappealing dark circles, or better still, resort to our products that contain this active ingredient. For people with sensitive, acne-prone, sun-damaged skin; we strongly suggest using Classic Cucumber Toner, and Glo Radiance De-Tan Cleanser.
- ORANGE FRUIT EXTRACT – Orange, thought an excellent source of Vitamin C and antioxidants, when applied directly on the skin, can be too harsh and acidic. Pamper yourself to some Glo Radiance Skin Purifying Polisher that not just has Orange extracts, but also Aloe Vera, Papaya, Mogra, and Lavender Oil and polishes your skin with an illuminated glow and shine.
Finally, we leave you with some good words of advice on skincare from a noteworthy celebrity. Well, we all know no one is as fastidious and cautious of their skincare regime as the celebrities and public figures. And who else shall be a better force to suggest some worthy tips than them!
It’s better to get the nutrients for healthy skin from food, not supplements. Salmon, walnuts, blueberries, spinach. Lots of my favourite foods happen to be amazing for skin too.Gail Simmons (Culinary expert, food writer, and a dynamic Television personality)