Your Body

How to Activate Glowing Skin from Within

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Getting into the habit of a good skincare regime is a huge part of looking after your skin on the outside, while make-up can also provide the illusion of glowing skin. However, there are also steps you can take to help activate glowing skin from within.


From drinking enough water to eating the right foods and introducing collagen supplements into your routine, here’s what you can do to start taking care of your skin from the inside out.


Why Water is Key to Glowing Skin


Drinking enough water can help to stop your whole body from becoming dehydrated, including your skin.


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Water plays an essential role in helping to keep skin plump, smooth and functioning properly. Drinking plenty of water can mean your skin is less likely to dry out and crack, and it can also help to improve your skin’s elasticity.


Foods that Can Support Healthy Skin


Eating foods known for their high water content can therefore contribute to hydrating your skin too; think watermelon, cucumber, tomatoes and spinach.


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Foods such as avocados, sunflower seeds and fatty fish can also be good for your skin, thanks to their healthy fat content.


Meanwhile, vitamin C can contribute to normal collagen formation for the normal function of skin. Vitamin C can be found in citrus fruits, peppers, broccoli, strawberries and blackcurrants, as well as the Organics Vitamin C Spray, which comes in a tasty orange-tangerine flavour.



Antioxidant vitamin E can also have benefits for skin, helping to fight oxidative stress caused by free radicals to help keep your skin looking its best. You can get vitamin E from green vegetables, nuts and seeds, salmon and avocados.


Look After Your Skin in the Sun


Taking care of your skin in the sun can help to keep it glowing for all the right reasons.


It’s important to protect your skin against the sun’s harmful UV rays with a high factor SPF, even when it’s not particularly sunny outside. This can help to prevent your skin from becoming burnt and drying out, helping to keep it in good condition.


Collagen Supplements: What You Need to Know


Taking collagen supplements can help you to build beauty from within. Collagen is found naturally in the body and helps with skin elasticity, but our body’s natural supply begins to decline as we age.


Incorporating collagen into your daily routine can help you to address this, and you’ll find a great selection of grass-fed collagen supplements at Garden of Life.


Our Grass-Fed Collagen Peptides are an easy way to add collagen into your daily routine. They’re highly absorbable, Keto Certified, paleo-friendly and ideal for adding to shakes and smoothies.



Our Collagen Beauty Powder – available in Strawberry Lemonade and Cranberry Pomegranate flavours – is another great option, with type I and type II bovine collagen, alongside vitamin C and biotin. Vitamin C contributes to normal collagen formation for the normal function of skin, while biotin contributes to the maintenance of normal hair.



Alternatively, try our Grass-Fed Collagen Super Beauty in Blueberry Acai, which is designed to help decrease fine lines and wrinkles, promoting more youthful skin. This formula contains organic Holimel® French cantaloupe melon, as well as antioxidant vitamin C, which can contribute to the protection of cells from oxidative stress.



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