Who doesn’t want healthy, glowing skin?

When it comes to achieving a glowing complexion, most people stop at choosing the right skincare products but stopping at the surface level could cost you that coveted glow.

What you need is fat, healthy fats to be precise. Healthy fats are essential to the production of your skin’s natural oils and helps maintain the moisture and elasticity in your skin.

So, if you’re after a healthy glow, treat your skin from the inside out with these healthy fats.

 

Omega 3

You’ve probably heard of the benefits of omega 3 for brain function but did you know this essential fatty acid can also be the answer to achieving a healthy glow?

Omega 3 is an essential fatty acid found in plenty of foods such as nuts, seeds and fatty fish.

High levels of Omega 3 have been proven to help your skin retain water, giving skin a more hydrated and softer appearance. Plus, these plumper skin cells can also help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles

You can get your omega 3 from fatty fish such as salmon or plant-based sources such as chia seeds, walnuts, cashews and even hemp.

 

Avocado

Who doesn’t love some guac or smashed avocado? Well although that delicious avo might cost you entering the property market, it could be the answer to achieving glowing skin.

Avocados are packed full of monounsaturated fats which have been linked to increased skin elasticity and can also assist in moisturising and hydrating the skin, leaving it nourished and renewed.

Not bad for a controversially priced fruit.

 

Olives and Olive Oil

Olives and Olive Oil might be one of the best-kept beauty secrets when it comes it comes to achieving a healthy glow.

Like in avocados, the fats in olives are made up primarily of monounsaturated fatty acids but also contain oleic acids, which moisturise skin cells. Because of this, olives help strengthen connective tissues, improving skin tone and protecting your skin against UV radiation.

As a bonus, extra virgin olive oil is naturally rich in squalene, which is a key ingredient in many store-bought skincare products, keeping skin moist as well as restoring lost moisture.

It’s another great fruit that you should be incorporating into your diet if you’re looking to boost your skins radiance and glow.

So, how can you get some more olives into your diet? Try swapping your usual salad dressing for some extra virgin olive oil or even snack on some olives throughout the day.

 

Coconut Oil

Unless you’ve been living under a rock you’ve probably heard some of the great benefits coconut oil has but turns out it can also be a great addition to your diet if you’re looking to achieve a glowing complexion.

Coconut oil is a great way to get those beauty-boosting essential fats. Although it’s a saturated fat, the medium-chain fatty acids in coconut oil make it easily absorbable by your digestive system and contains less calories by weight than its other oil counterparts.

An easy way to add more coconut oil into your diet is to replace your usual oil when cooking or baking. Depending on the recipe they’re usually interchangeable and if you’re using a good quality olive oil it shouldn’t affect the taste.

 

Healthy fats can be found almost anywhere and are easily incorporated into your diet so add them to your grocery list and enjoy a healthy glowing complexion all year around.

 


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