At Blomma Beauty we're always sharing new topics about beauty and wellbeing with our community through our events and experiences. Our 2021 monthly livestreams kicked off with a Q&A all about nutritional skincare with nutritionist Ilona Madden. If you missed the event or wanted to learn more about the connection between our diet and our skin, read on for Ilona's expertise on nutritional skincare
We tend to spend a lot of money on health care products, but often forget that what we eat is equally important for beautiful and radiant skin. A lot of people have in the past made compliments on my skin and the fact that I rarely wear make-up. Yes, I am convinced that part is genetic, but I am also convinced that giving my body overall the nutrients it needs, is equally as important.
We know that Vitamins A, Biotin, C and E and all the essential fatty acids are especially important for good skin and find those often in skincare products, but it’s not about just supplementing with one or the other vitamin supplement, but rather having all of those in a good balance as they work in synergy to each other. The basics are: Increase your intake of vegetables and especially the variety and colours of vegetables. And increase your intake in healthy fats such as Olive oil, avocados, oily fish. These nutrients are the building blocks that your skin needs.
Also, bear in mind that your skin is a mirror of your overall health. As skin – as well as hair and nails – are not necessarily important for survival, these are the areas where we notice a lack of nutrients in the early stages. And this is where a lot of my clients see unexpected “side effects” when switching to a healthier diet. However, it’s not always about what food you put in. It is also important that you are absorbing your nutrients. Factors that can have an impact on your absorption can be genetic, in your gut or certain medication you might be taking. Also, you might be eating your vegetables, but a lot of soil today is being depleted of vital nutrients, so unless you are buying organic or growing yourself your vegetables might not have sufficient nutrients.