Drink Your Way to Glowing Skin

This week is all about how to achieve glowing skin, including the benefits of our radiance drink, which is full of amazing skin-feeding nutrients to give your skin a healthy glow.

Beauty & Go Skin Brilliance supports collagen formation, hydrates the skin from within and improves skin elasticity. It is suitable for anyone with normal skin and no specific skin issues, but looking to improve the general condition and beauty of the skin. It is also excellent for dry skin, due to its hydrating effects. Below, I discuss the active ingredients and their benefits.

Collagen

Collagen is the main structural protein of the skin, responsible for its strength and elasticity. As we age, collagen production naturally slows down, and this results in signs of ageing such as wrinkles, sagging and loss of elasticity.

A daily Beauty & Go Radiance drink containing collagen, can help to compensate for this natural loss of collagen. Scientific studies have found that taking collagen does improve the elasticity and firmness of skin, helping skin look younger. Collagen is included in Radiance and all Beauty&Go drinks as a key bioactive ingredient.

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Hyaluronic Acid

Also included in the entire Beauty & Go range, hyaluronic acid is another major component of our skin and a vital bioactive ingredient. Its roles are to support skin’s structure, help maintain elasticity and suppleness of skin, plus skin regeneration and repair. It also attracts water, acting as a natural hydrator and lubricant from within and has the ability to regulate inflammation.

In fact, the hydrating and healing powers of hyaluronic acid are so effective that it is used by doctors to treat dry skin conditions such as eczema and to aid wound healing.

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MacroAntioxidants®

This is the third ingredient you will find in all four drinks, and because they are exclusive to Beauty & Go, you will not find them anywhere else! MacroAntioxidants® are larger and more powerful versions of the usual antioxidants, which means they deliver more of the protective benefits.

MacroAntioxidants® are sourced from the skin and peel of fruits, such as orange peel and pomegranate skins, so are not part of our usual diet. They are absorbed more slowly due to their larger size, so when combined with ‘regular’ smaller antioxidants, which are absorbed more quickly, you get a gradual release of antioxidants over time, meaning that your antioxidant status is raised for much longer (6-8 hours according to research conducted by the Spanish National Research Council).

 

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Red Grape

One of the reasons that a glass of red wine is good for us, is that red grapes are one of the highest sources of antioxidants among all fruits. Red grape is included in the Radiance drink for its highly powerful antioxidant effects. One of the polyphenols (protective plant substances) found in red grapes, resveratol has been studied extensively and found to have several other health benefits including anti-inflammatory effects, anti-ageing properties and protecting the heart.

Aloe Vera

Well known for providing cooling relief to sunburn. This is due to its calming, anti-inflammatory effects making it soothing for skin in general and great for any type of inflammatory condition such as rashes, burns or psoriasis. Aloe Vera also promotes healing and cellular repair of the skin and is extremely hydrating. It is also great for the digestive system, helping remove any build up of waste and soothing the entire digestive tract.

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Rosehip

High in vitamin C, containing 50% more than oranges – vitamin C is essential for collagen production in the body. Rosehip is also a great source of bioflavonoids, natural plant substances with strong antioxidant powers. Rosehip has been shown in studies to benefit arthritis sufferers, reducing pain and stiffness.

 

 

Other Tips for Brilliant Skin

As well as your daily Beauty & Go Skin Brilliance, follow the diet and lifestyle tips below for your most radiant skin.

  • Stay hydrated

    Water hydrates the skin from the inside out, helping reduce wrinkles and flushing toxins from the body.

  • Essential fats

    Include plenty of essential fats every day, which act as a natural moisturiser and illuminator from within. Also good for keeping hair and nails strong and healthy. Good sources are oily fish, nuts, seeds especially flax, pumpkin and chia seeds and avocadoes.

  • Exercise

    Exercise increases circulation, improving blood flow and nutrient and oxygen delivery to the skin. Perspiration also cleanses the skin, helping to expel toxins.

  • Include antioxidant-rich foods

    As many brightly coloured fruits and vegetables as possible! Squash, sweet potatoes, carrots, leafy greens, tomatoes and berries are all great. Cacao and green tea are rich in antioxidants too.

  • Reduce stress and get a good night’s sleep

    Stress actually increases collagen breakdown in the body and sleep is when your skin regenerates and repairs itself. See my previous post for help with this.

  • Limit sun exposure

    A tan may give you a healthy glow in the short-term, but UV rays break down collagen and hyaluronic acid in the skin and cause premature ageing. Try using a moisturiser with a gradual tanning effect instead and a mineral bronzer to give you the glow without the damage.

  • Exfoliate skin regularly

    A build up of dead skin cells can make skin look dull, regular exfoliation helps get skin glowing.