Every bride wants to look the best that she can on her wedding day, one of their main worries being the way that their skin will look. A study conducted by a British Newspaper the Daily Mail found that on average per week, women spend 12 hours 4 minutes worrying about their; spots, complexion and skin tone.
There are tonnes of products that you can buy over the counter that are specially developed to help keep your skin youthful and radiant, however they can be quite expensive
Ditch the creams and introduce yourself to some of the 10 superfoods on this list, created by online wedding magazine Hitched, in the run up to your big day to give yourself a healthy and natural radiant glow.
Blueberries are packed full of helpful ingredients that naturally keep your skin young and radiant.
Vitamins in blueberries normalise the oil level in your body, this means that there are less chances for a buildup of excess oil to accumulate which can lead to spots.
Vitamin C strengthens blood vessels just below skin, this helps to eliminate blotchy skin that damaged blood vessels can create.
You can eat these berries raw or blended up into a smoothie. Alternatively, you can leave the berries out to dry and use them to create blueberry flavoured tea.
Salmon is packed full of omega 3 which keeps skin soft and supple due to the natural oils and amino acids.
Salmon also is known to help replenish the lipids, which are a group of natural oils and waxes in your skin which keeps it moisturized naturally, which means your body does not produce any excess oil.
The protein within salmon can also boost your skin’s defence against sun damage as the protein within helps repair skin cells keeping them replenished.
Spinach contains tonnes of anti aging benefits. As you grow old your skin loses elasticity which makes your skin less firm and can lead to wrinkles.
Vitamin A in spinach contains an antioxidant that combats the destruction of cells from external factors such as pollution and damage from the sun.
The vitamin C within spinach makes collagen which is a protein that’s found naturally within your skin that helps to manufacture new skin cells to keep your skin youthful and plump.
Just a cup full of spinach has 20-24% of your recommended daily allowance of vitamin C for an adult female.
Oysters have quite an acquired taste, however they have endless benefits for your health and skin.
The protein found within oysters get broken down into amino acids which act as the building blocks that construct collagen within the skin keeping it plump and firm.
The iron helps transport oxygen to all of your cells keeping them healthy and oxidised whilst the mineral zinc keeps your skin elasticated which helps fight the sagging skin around your neck.
Lycopene is the natural pigment that makes tomatoes red, and it is also the reason why tomatoes contain anti-aging properties as the lycopene neutralises the radicals which age the skin.
Tomatoes also helps fight cell damage and redness of the skin, and is dubbed as ‘suncream from within’.
You can also shrink pores by using tomatoes, which means that your pores are closed up and less likely to get dirty and infected. All you have to do is take a tablespoon of fresh tomato juice and two drops of lemon juice and apply to face with cotton ball and rinse after 15 mins
Kiwi’s contain the leading source of vitamin C in the world. Vitamin C keeps skin young and vibrant as it helps to produce collagen.
Kiwi also contains vitamin E which keeps skin naturally moisturised which reduces excessive oil from being produced.
Apart from eating the fruit, you can mash up the inside of the kiwi with lemon juice and apply to skin to cleanse and control excessive oil.
For dark chocolate to have any health benefits, it has to be the good quality chocolate that has at least 70 % cocoa content, so make sure you check the labels whilst you’re out shopping.
Chocolate is well known for reducing stress. The more stressed that you are, the more spots you get and the more collagen breaks down.
Although, it’s worth bearing in mind that all good things come in moderation. Too much chocolate will lead to calories – this is not something you want on the lead up to your wedding day!
Sweet potato contains a lot of vitamin A. Vitamin A helps to reduces the radicals which cause aging in the skin, including wrinkles and loss of elasticity.
Another bonus about sweet potato is that they are very easy to grow yourself! They are a great beginner vegetable crop that requires very little attention and a frost-free growing period.
Avocado contains carotenoid, this is an antioxidant with a thirst for free radicals that age skin, it also help to combat aging effects caused by the environment, such as pollution.
The carotenoids also help to keep your skin dense whichs improves the tone of your skin and helps to make it even.
High oleic acid content within avocado is a monounsaturated fatty acid that helps keep skin full of moisture making it soft, it also regenerates skin cells combatting redness and irritation.
Walnuts contain a lot of phenol, which is a natural disinfectant, that makes them a huge overall health benefit.
90% of walnut’s phenols are found in the skin.
Walnuts also contain a lot of vitamin B which is well known for increasing your mood and reducing stress, which leads to less spots.
As you can see, there is a healthy collection of food that will contribute to you looking flawless, radiant and youthful on your wedding day. A lot of the health benefits from the selection of superfoods above contain Vitamin B, C and a range of antioxidants.
Try them out for yourself and let us know your results after a couple of months!