Whether you’re a working model or just someone with a serious interest in fashion, your appearance is going to be very important to you.
One of the most effective ways to look your best is to think about what you’re putting into your body because whatever you feed your body will affect your wellbeing, and in turn, your appearance. Many hair and skin problems are caused by poor diets or deficiencies in the diet, and if your body is not receiving all the nutrients it needs, this will show in how you feel and look.
What you should eat
The more fresh and frozen fruits and vegetables you eat, the healthier you will be. They are packed with vitamins and minerals that are essential for health, plus anti-oxidants that play a vital role in reducing the effects of damaging free radicals. The more you can eat and the wider the variety, the better. Some fruits and vegetables are hailed as superfoods because of the high levels of nutrients they contain, but all veggies and fruits are good for you. The only one you shouldn’t go overboard with is potatoes. They have vitamins and minerals in their skins, but being a source of carbohydrate means that eating too many will pile on the calories.
What you shouldn’t eat
You’re probably well aware that sugars and some forms of fat aren’t good for you in large quantities. Even if you have the kind of metabolism that seems to burn off calories and you don’t gain weight, the poor nutritional value of a diet high in saturated fats and refined sugars will take its toll on your health and appearance in other ways. Stimulants like caffeine and alcohol may perk you up when you drink them, but they aren’t good for your complexion. Overindulgence can also lead to stomach disorders like acid reflux, which can be both painful and debilitating. There are very effective prescription medications available like Protonix that can ease the symptoms, but diet and lifestyle changes are also required, including cutting out caffeine and alcohol.
The human body is composed largely of water, and unless you keep your body hydrated, your skin and hair will dry out and look dull and lifeless. The current recommendation is that you drink two to three liters of fluids a day. You can include most drinks in your total, and don’t believe people who tell you it has to be water to count. If that were true, then people who never drink water but live on other kinds of liquids would not be around! What is true is that water is one of the best things you can drink, and the higher the proportion of water, the better for your body. Certain drinks have added benefits, like green tea, herbal infusions, and cordials with added botanicals. Others like coffee are fine in moderation, but alcoholic drinks don’t contribute to your liquid intake because they have a diuretic effect that causes more water to be lost than gained.
Real beauty comes from within, so taking care of what you eat and drink will enhance your beauty and keep you looking youthful for years to come.