Beauty Foods to Boost Your Anti-Ageing Skincare Regime

Skin ageing is influenced by a combination of internal (endogenous) and external (exogenous) factors. Topicals alone won’t solve the problem. What you eat plays a major role in establishing harmony from the inside, out. Here are a few naturopathic tips that will not only get your skin back on track, they will have you feeling energised and radiant!

  • Up your antioxidant intake: Antioxidants work on both the inside and outside to protect the body against damage. Top antioxidant-rich foods include Maqui (in powder form, it’s awesome in smoothies), Kakadu Plum, Hibiscus and Sea Buckthorn which can be found in our Native Collagen Powder.

  • Eat more healthy fats: Essential fatty acids are a key component of the skin’s intercellular matrix. Incorporate omega-rich foods like avocados, flaxseed and walnuts into your daily diet. Not only are they tasty, but they help lock in moisture to keep your skin firm, plump and supple. Did you know linoleic acid plays an important role in the skin’s own synthesis of ceramide, a lipid that’s important for keeping barrier function intact. Bonus: Omegas boost brain and heart health.

  • Increase resveratrol: Resveratrol is a plant-produced antioxidant compound that supports collagen synthesis by protecting the dermal matrix from harmful intruders and improving the function of fibroblasts. While red wine does have resveratrol, if you really want to get your fix, we suggest filling up on blueberries, blackberries, raspberries and pomegranate.

  • Keep your liver healthy: Making sure the body is ridding itself of toxins and free radicals is the key to combating damage. Load up on dandelion, cruciferous veggies, turmeric and lemons - and sip on our No.1 Green Goddess Detox throughout the day for a hit of liver-loving herbs.

  • Increase vitamin A and C:  Eating a vitamin-rich diet can actually slow down the ageing process. Sweet potatoes, kale, spinach, papaya and melon are great sources of pro-vitamin A. Rev up your vitamin C with Kakadu Plum, Macqui Berry and Hibiscus which you can find in our Native Collagen Powder.

  • Pack in protein: Become conscious of your protein intake. Fill your plate with plant-based sources such as hemp seeds, legumes, nuts and seeds. Adequate protein levels ensure you have the building blocks for optimal collagen production and skin repair.

One of my favourite recipes to fight signs of ageing from the inside is this delicious Roast Vegetables with Millet.

Anna Mitsios

Adv. Dip. Naturopathy. Adv. Dip. Nutrition. B.Com (Honours)

Anna’s career began in the corporate sector, where she specialised in corporate finance and private banking for over ten years working in Sydney and New York for a large Australian bank. Anna’s career change was sparked by her own health journey, following a diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes at 18 years of age. Her diagnosis triggered her intense study of botanicals and nutrition to manage auto-immune condition and assist others in attaining optimal health. Anna has been involved in the pursuit of herbal medicine and nutrition for over 15 years, with a focus on fertility, women’s and chidlren’s health. Anna’s naturopathy career has included working as a naturopath within a reputable natural fertility clinic in Sydney, within a pharmacy and health food store and running her own naturopathy practice. Anna is committed to creating products founded on naturopathic philosophies, using wildcrafted and exotic ingredients and encouraging her clients and people who use her skincare to nourish their skin, from the inside-out.

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