At Free Soul we know that when it comes to achieving healthy, radiant skin, what you put into your body is just as important as what you put on it. A balanced approach to nutrition is essential for maintaining the health of your skin, as well as for preventing and treating common skin issues like acne, dryness, and wrinkles. However, combined with an effective skincare routine, you can boost your skin health from the outside, directly providing it with the necessary nutrients and hydration, as well as protecting it from damage caused by environmental factors.
We’re breaking down the key vitamins, minerals and ingredients to add to your diet and your skincare routine ASAP, with a little help from our friends, the British skin experts at Cellular Goods.
When it comes to your diet, look to add:
Vitamin A: Important for cell growth and repair, and essential for maintaining healthy skin. Foods that are high in vitamin A include sweet potatoes, carrots, pumpkin, and leafy greens,
Vitamin C: Vital for collagen production, which helps to keep skin firm and elastic. Foods that are high in vitamin C include oranges, strawberries, kiwi, and bell peppers - plus, you’ll find it in our FS Collagen too.
Omega-3 fatty acids: These healthy fats can help to reduce inflammation and improve the overall health of the skin. Foods that are high in omega-3 fatty acids include salmon, tuna, flaxseeds, and chia seeds.
Zinc: Zinc is essential for the growth and repair of skin tissue. Foods that are high in zinc include oysters, beef, and pumpkin seeds.
Selenium: Selenium is an antioxidant that helps to protect the skin from damage caused by free radicals. Foods that are high in selenium include Brazil nuts, tuna, and prawns.
Protein: Protein is made up of amino acids, which are the building blocks of the body and play a crucial role in the formation and repair of skin tissue.
Collagen: Collagen is the protein that gives the skin its strength and elasticity. As we age, collagen production decreases, which can lead to wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging skin. FS Collagen can help to boost collagen production, improving skin elasticity and firmness.
Water: Essential to help flush out toxins, hydrate the skin, and keep it looking plump and radiant.
In the skincare business the options can be overwhelming, however, we’ve narrowed down the key ingredients to add to your skincare routine to boost your skin health simply. These are our non-negotiables:
Retinoids: Derivatives of Vitamin A these can help to increase cell turnover, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and improve the overall texture and tone of the skin.
Hyaluronic acid: This ingredient is a naturally occurring substance that can help to hydrate the skin and plump up fine lines and wrinkles.
Peptides: These small protein fragments can help to boost collagen production, which can help to firm and plump the skin.
SPF: Protect your skin from harmful UV rays. Sunscreen ingredients like titanium dioxide and zinc oxide can help to protect the skin from sun damage.
The brand to know: Cellular Goods
Launched in 2021, Cellular Goods is leading the way in skincare and wellness. With a range of products boasting anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and age-preventative qualities, alongside other great skincare actives, like matriyxl, niacinamide and hyaluronic acid, to keep skin visibly youthful and radiant.
FS Fave: Rejuvenating Face Serum, £99
Skin is left looking its best: visibly youthful and radiant after using this luxe serum, but we’d also recommend trying out their Nourishing Face Oil and Rejuvenating Night Cream - if they’re good enough for supermodel Helena Christensen, they’re good enough for us.
Feel-good on the inside, and out, when you win a self-care bundle from Free Soul and Cellular Goods.
Looking to start building consistent habits and give your skin a boost from the inside and out? We’ve partnered with Cellular Goods to give you the chance to win a self-care bundle worth over £400.
Plus, at Free Soul, we're all about finding ways to help our community look and feel their best, because when you show up as your best, you are your best. That's why we've partnered with Cellular Goods to offer 20% off the brand's breakthrough products. Simply head to their site and use the code FREESOUL20 with your first order.
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