Adding new skin care products, buying new shades of lipstick and updating your fragrance is a great thing to do, but when it comes to beauty and skin care, one of the first things that you need to be looking at are the ingredients that go into the product formulations and your diet. For years, scientists have studied different ingredients and have discovered the ingredients that can really make a difference to your skin care routine. With the spring season around the corner, it makes sense to find out which ingredients can work wonders on your skin. After all, wouldn’t you like to know what products and food items can really make a difference to the way your skin looks? Vine Vera examines its favorite spring ingredients in this article.
New potatoes rank among our most favorite spring ingredients because they taste delicious. All you need is some oil and you can really enjoy that perfect crunchy and rich flavor and tender center. Potatoes are known to work wonders for the skin because they help treat wrinkles and dark circles, reduce your dark spots and let you get rid of your skin blemishes.
Although asparagus can be found throughout the year, the fresh and tender varieties available during spring are the ones that people love the most. Use asparagus as the ideal side dish by adding a dash of lemon and some butter to your grilled or steamed asparagus. Being alkaline in nature, it is very low in calories and high in proteins. It is full of vitamins A, B-complex and C, potassium, folate, copper and iron. And we don’t even need to tell you how important these things are for proper skin care.
Vidalia onions are another popular ingredient people love to eat during the spring season because of their perfect taste when prepared on a grill. Most people love their vidalia onions well done with a slight black char around the edges.
Garlic spears are one of the top spring ingredients to look forward to. These mildly flavored flowers are best had as a garnish for your soups and pasta dishes or roasted. Their flavor is usually a mix of artichokes and asparagus. They are also known to offer rich antioxidant and anti-cancer properties and protect your liver from oxidative stress.
Avocados are in season during spring and they are certainly one of the healthiest ingredients you can add into your spring diet. Try using them as a filling in your sandwich or add them into your chilled avocado soups. With souping being the hottest trend in the world of skin care, an avocado soup just might be the ideal thing to do! Avocados are full of antioxidants such as lutein, alpha carotene and beta carotene that work wonders in protecting the skin from free radical damage. They are also known to be rich in vitamins C and E and oleic acid.
Leeks are not known to be the National Emblem of Wales for no reason. These delicate and beautiful ingredients are sweeter than the onion and taste great when boiled in your soups or used in your salads. Leeks contain plenty of phosphorus, calcium, vitamin C, folates and potassium and work wonders in protecting the skin from sun damage. They are also known to detoxify the skin and promote healthy and younger looking skin.
Snap peas should be one of the top spring ingredients because they offer a much needed change from all those frozen peas that dominate our freezers during the winters. The best way to eat these peas is right out of their pods. Peas are good for your eyesight and they also work to improve your digestive system. Furthermore, they are an amazing source of vitamin C, a water soluble vitamin that the body constantly craves.
Anything that is fresh tastes much better than its frozen counterpart, but with blueberries, it’s another world altogether. And better yet, blueberries are one of the healthiest ingredients you can add to your spring diet. Blueberries are rich in a variety of vitamins that help to alleviate your acne issues and boost your antioxidant protection. This leaves you with younger, smoother and healthier looking skin.
The last ingredient on Vine Vera’s list of favorite spring ingredients is lettuce. Lettuce can be found in abundance during the spring season and it acts as a perfect filling for your sandwiches and salads. Lettuce is also known to be a great cleansing agent because it soothes aggravated or burned skin. It is also full of phosphorus, vitamins, silicon and sulfur, all of which can work wonders to restore the natural pH levels of your skin.