There’s no denying that your diet plays an extremely important role in how you look and feel. The healthier food you put in your body, the more it reflects in your complexion. After all, as the saying goes: you are what you eat! That said, getting a healthy start to your day isn’t just to give you that energy boost you need to be at your best. Did you know that a good, wholesome breakfast can actually give you a beauty boost?
Here are some simple ideas to try out for a beauty ritual that’s as delicious as it is satisfying!
1. Fruity fresh
‘An apple a day keeps the doctor away’ is not a cliché for nothing. However, we recommend you switch it up for papaya. Fresh papaya with a spritz of lime first thing in the morning is a great way to start the day. It contains beneficial proteolytic enzymes that aren’t only known to aid digestion, but are also anti-inflammatory. Moreover, you can rub the papaya peal onto your skin as a gentle and completely natural way to exfoliate!
2. Acai berry breakfast bowl
If you want a delicious way to load up on antioxidants, load up on acai berries. While a little hard to find, the results are truly worth the hunt. The antioxidants in this wholesome breakfast will protect your skin against free radicals, and combat premature ageing. Moreover, acai is favoured for its anti-inflammatory properties, and is rich in a host of nutrients like calcium, vitamin A, phosphorus, iron, and thiamine.
3. Chia seeds pudding
Perhaps an ideal breakfast in these hot months, chia seeds aren’t only a great began alternative, they’re a great source of omega 3 fatty acids, that help keep the skin plump, hydrated and smooth. Moreover, it’s a great booster for those suffering from inflammatory skin conditions such as acne and eczema. If that’s not all, chia seeds are rich in silica which aids the formation of connective tissue, and is therefore essential for hair, skin, and nails.
4. Egg-cellent idea
Eggs have invariably remained a breakfast staple the world over, with various ways to cook and savour this everyday ingredient. And as delicious as eggs may be, getting creative with your recipes can only serve to be that pick-me-up you need. For starters, eggs are an excellent source of protein. Including protein in the morning will keep blood sugar levels steady and won’t negatively impact your hormones. They also help boost the production of collagen, and are a good dietary source of vitamin D.