According to a growing body of research, the right diet is just as important as the lotions and potions you apply to your face and that’s exactly why one man is on a mission to convince us that we really are what we eat.
If you want to brighten up dull skin and achieve that positive glow, David Wolfe, self-proclaimed alternative-health guru, and author of The Beauty Diet, has some tried and true suggestions. Along with the usual suspects of avocado, cocoa, chia, and quinoa, Wolfe’s “beauty diet” also includes consuming “super-herbs” such as schizandra, tulsi, and white peony root.
To protect skin from premature aging, Wolfe says to try to include foods that have superior oils and antioxidants like olive, coconut, and sea buckthorn oil. Aloe vera, pearl powder, and turmeric will also help smooth out wrinkles.
For the best results, he told the Independent, adding certain minerals into the mix, especially magnesium, which according to Wolfe “is an important mineral because it controls processes of detoxification and promotes healthy alkaline tissues.”
If you want your skin, hair, and nails to shine, then increase your intake of silica. This mineral can be found in cucumbers, bell peppers, and tomatoes.
Lastly, the third mineral he recommends is sulfur, which “promotes flexible tissue, reduces scar tissue, and has anti-aging qualities.”