3 Month Skin Update + Recipes!
Since the end of last year I've been keeping my skin routine on lockdown! Instead of only focusing on serum and moisturizers applied to the outside of my skin I wanted to take some action to rejuvenate my skin internally! As you guys may know I’ve been taking Skin Omegas, made by the Advanced Nutrition Programme and distributed by jane iredale, and my skin is looking SO hydrated. I took the skin supplement daily with my breakfast and I've noticed my skin looks and feels so much smoother even where I normally have trouble spots (cheeks and chin). I still had small breakouts during the three months after an indulgent weekend or stressful week but the supplements helped me feel like I could get back on track right away!
An added bonus was that my hair and nails have been healthier too. I'm pretty hard on my hair with dyes and heat everyday but it's been handling it SO well.
I compared my before & after taking the supplement and I was shocked to see the difference:
I never thought a supplement would make such a difference. I would highly recommend jane iredale –especially for those of us who are busy and need a quick way to revitalize your skin or if you're traveling and not getting in a balanced nutrient rich diet. They offer all different types of supplements based on your personal skin type – so you can see which are the best option for you by taking their quick- skin type quiz here!
Diet was also a huge part of my skin healing. I made sure to include high vitamin E foods (almonds, spinach, sweet potato and avocado) and high omega-3 foods (walnuts, salmon, brussel sprouts, flaxseed and grass-fed beef).
These are a few GO-TO Recipes that I resorted to that targets glowing skin and are specifically rich in vitamin E and omega-3:
Nutty Smoothie Bowl
1/2 c. greek yogurt
1 scoop protein powder
1 tbsp flaxseed
1 frozen banana
1 tbsp almond butter
4-5 ice cubes
Add a small amount of almond milk and begin to blend, continue adding till you've reached your desired bowl consistency.
Top with 2 tsp chia seeds, 1 tbsp walnuts and a sprinkle of cinnamon!
Baked Salmon Salad w/ Greek Dressing
Salmon baked for 14-16 minutes at 425
2 cups of mixed greens
1/4 cup chopped cherry tomatoes
1/4 cup chopped cucumber
1 tbsp diced red onion
2 tbsp feta cheese
1 tbsp greek dressing
Or you can use this recipe from bloglovin if you want your own homemade dressing!
Vitamin E Bowl - with Creamy Tahini Dressing
1/2 c. pan fried tofu
3/4 c. cooked brown rice
1/2 c. cubed sweet potato (roasted at 425 for 25 minutes)
2 leaves kale sautéed with olive oil, salt and pep (you can throw in the pan with the tofu)
1/4 of an avocado, sliced
1 tbsp soyasauce
1 tbsp tahini
1 tsp lemon juice
Whisk together and add sesame oil to desired consistency
Lay your bed of rice and add remaining ingredients. Drizzle over sauce and sprinkle with scallions and roasted sesame seeds if desired!
Yum! Let me know if you make any of these : ) And if you're having skin issues, I would definitely check in with your diet, drinks lots of water and look into jane iredale Skin Omega Skincare Supplements!
Alright that's all for today, talk soon!