The global skincare market will be worth $180 billion by 2024, and new technologies (including nanotechnology) are working to produce more active, penetrative and nutritious products that promote optimal skin cell activity. However, beauty experts have long warned us that lasting beauty comes from within; primary, the diet one consumes daily. The 7 Day Detox Smoothie Bowl Challenge contains a wide array of recipes featuring energizing foods that will not only help you feel more energetic and stave off diseases related to a poor diet but also have you looking younger, thanks to the array of life-giving nutrients that raw fruits and vegetables bring to the skin.
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Toxic overload for our skin
Our skin is forced to faced various stressors on a daily basis, including pollution, chemical-ridden skincare products, and a poor diet. Meals that are rich in sugar and unhealthy trans fats interfere with skin cell functioning in many negative ways. In the case of sugar, for instance, excess glucose in our bloodstream causes smooth collagen fibers to bunch up and tangle, leading to wrinkles, sagging, and loss of the beautiful glow of health. Heavy metals are another danger in the modern diet. Cadmium, for instance, found in conventionally grown produce, displaces zinc, which is required by many of the body’s enzyme systems. Lead, aluminium, and mercury, also interfere with the metabolism, which is why regular detoxing is vital for those who are health- and beauty-conscious.
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Antioxidant power for skin
There is a reason why powerful antioxidants that fight free radicals (such as glutathione) are included in many of today’s top-selling skincare products. Found naturally in kale, spinach, and olive oil, glutathione (like all antioxidants) can help detoxify the body and reduce inflammation, which causes the skin to age and lose firmness. All antioxidants wield different benefits, which is why The 7 Day Detox Smoothie Bowl Challenge is so healthful. Some antioxidants, such as carotenoids, play an important role in cell signalling. Others provide skin with much-needed moisture. Still, others have a calming effect. This is why it is important to include a wide variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables in your daily diet.
The Biophoton power of raw fruits and vegetables
Nobel laureate Irwin Schrödinger was a pioneer in the study of ‘biophotonic’ or ‘light energy’. He argued that humans obtained health by consuming ‘ordered information’, which is found in abundance in fresh, organic produce. Since then, scientists have found that foods grown in healthy soil and consumed in a fresh, raw state, are indeed capable of producing healthful order, both in the body in general and in the skin.
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When shopping for foods, it is important to opt for organic items, which have been proven in studies to contain higher levels of antioxidants, and lower levels of cadmium. While having a daily skincare routine is important for cleanliness and moisture, beauty should always be approached from within. Moreover, regular detoxing will give cells a chance to rid themselves of chemicals that interfere with optimal functioning, so they can make us look as young on the outside as we feel on the inside.