What does FOOD and SKINCARE have anything to do with each other? Actually it is VERY correlated!
Eating right can make you look and feel better (in addition to the obvious benefit of your health). The nutrients in the food we eat can enhance the quality of our skin and make it glow from the inside out. There are some nutrients which ‘feed’ the skin and when consumed regularly will support the skin structure so it functions efficiently and look its best.
- Eat a RAINBOW. The more colors the better. Brightly coloured fruits and vegetables contain antioxidants which help protect the skin from cell damage. For example: when shopping for lettuces, find the ‘greenest’ you can find.
- Not all FATS are bad. Some fats help promote good skin. The right fats help make your skin resilient and create a protective layer to prevent environmental toxins to invade your skin. Omega 3 & 6 will promote healthy skin membrane and reduce inflammation in the body resulting gin less lines and improved texture. Omega 3 sources are oily fish such as salmon, mackerel, herring. Omega 6 can be found in Flax seed oil, Sunflower oil, pumpkin seeds. Many women in Japan survive on fish. Perhaps it explains a lot about their skin?
- For the same reason above top up on VITAMIN E oil. Found in avacados, nuts, brown rice, almonds, and dark leafy vegetables. Many Asians (and non Asians) trend towards eating brown rice rather than white these days.
- VITAMIN A – A deficiency leads to dry skin problems. For some of you Koreans, all those times your mom forced you to eat Seaweed Soup? It’s got a lot of Vitamin A (among other nutrients). Good sources: carrots, sweet potatoes, apricots, spinach, low fat dairy. However, excessive amounts can be toxic.
- VITAMIN C alongside A&E, work to dislodge harmful molecules known as free radicals that accelerate aging by making skin less supple. Vitamin is required to form collagen the glue that binds the skin cells together. These free radicals can be produced by smoking, drinking alcohol, excessive sun. Obvious sources are fruits & vegetables (oranges, kiwis, green peppers etc).
- FLUID – fill up on it. To look nice and plump skin needs moisture. Drink 6-8 glasses of water a day. It allows kidney to flush out toxins. Minor dehydration can notably affect skin quality, let alone other health issues.
- GREEN TEA– It is rich in antioxidants that protect cell membranes and anti inflammatory. It is high in polyphenols, compounds that neutralize harmful free radicals and protect the skin from UV light which in excess is a cause of skin cancer. It also contains small amounts of vitamins and minerals. Green Tea is obviously drunk in many parts of Asia. It is also one of the staple ingredients in BRTC’s patented complexes. J
- ZINC – Include zinc rich foods that help skin’s healing process since its required to develop collagen, the glue of skin cells. Zinc is found in eggs, fish, meat, wholegrain foods.
BRTC products are made from nutrients that are also found in food. However we also include extracts from exotic botanicals (blue flowers, tree barks, nuts, brown rice etc) for specific healing functions. Our Vitalizer line (a Brightening Set) http://www.brtcstore.com/brtc/whitening-vitalizer-set contain a jam packed list of Vitamins, brightens your skin, and keeps skin moist. However this does not replace actually eating a healthy diet and improving the skin from within. Eat well for your skin’s sake and Glow from within!