It seems like everyone is going vegan—celebrities, former presidents, eating advocates, and younger people are changing their diet for the many benefits going vegan allows. The movement continues to grow at a very impressive rate, and we want to support the movement of going vegan—It’s ethical, healthy, delicious, and good for your skin.
Whole Foods Diet
The food we eat is reflected in our complexion. Nourishing the body with organic fruits, vegetables, avocados, nuts, seeds, and whole-grains shows through the skin’s healthy glow, and may even reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Animal products and processed foods are not (living or) rejuvenating to the skin. We say go for the glow—eat as close to nature as possible, consume a high whole-foods diet, and make sure you are getting your greens in! If you can’t seem to manage eating them boiled, sautéed, or in salads make a fruit and greens smoothie! Fresh juices like cucumber, carrot, and celery will also beautify the skin deliver hydration and skin-nourishing and rejuvenating to the skin. Fats, vitamins, and minerals and are some of the top anti-aging foods.
The first and most important factor for healthy, radiant, youthful skin, begins with a whole foods diet. Fresh vegetables and fruits are full of antioxidants and phytochemicals and (we cannot stress it enough) are particularly important in hydrating the skin. Try to incorporate as many alkaline foods into your diet-not just for skin health but also for overall health.
We all know that drinking a lot of water is good for the skin. Here’s the problem with that message, however. The distinction needs made between hydrating with water and naturally hydrating foods. What is the point of drinking 10 glasses of water a day if you eat eggs and bacon for breakfast, turkey/cheese sandwich for lunch, and steak for dinner? Even if you sneak in a side salad or a piece of fruit, most of the food consumed in the day is dead and dehydrating. Fruits and vegetables are water-rich, even bananas and avocados (which have no juice) have a high water content. For sure keep drinking plenty of water (and stop drinking artificially sweetened drinks and sodas) but, increase your consumption of natural, water-rich plant foods. You will notice your body becomes hydrated from those foods (as well as receiving vitamins, antioxidants, and minerals, etc.) and you will not feel as thirsty.
Exercise and Sleep
When you exercise there is an immediate glow and the skin looks radiant, this is because exercise improves blood circulation to the skin. Exercise also improves immunity, elevates mood, and supports sleep. Sleep is the most important when it comes to overall health. Sleep is the time when everything rests in repair mode while we rest – everything including the skin repairs. When the switch is made to exercise and eat a clean, whole foods diet, sleep quality improves. When one feels rested one is more energized to keep exercise a routine and plan for healthier eating. The holistic cycle continues for mind, body, soul – and skin.
More Than Just A Diet
There are a lot of incredible choices for vegan skin care out there. Some more expensive than others, some available in stores, others online, some are small independent local retailers some are huge corporate companies. Because Frownies products work for all skin tones, skin types, and climates you can rest assured in the our ingredients to care for valuable skin.
You carefully watch the products you put into your body, now do the same when picking out skin care products. Going vegan is not just about diet anymore—for those of you who have mastered diet take your overall health to the next level by swapping for vegan skin care and reap the many health benefits:
Non-vegan products cause inflammation to the entire body but to the skin as well and no one wants puffy swollen skin. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) call inflammation “a pathological condition underlying a number of diseases including cardiovascular diseases, cancer, and chronic inflammatory diseases… Evidence that plant foods and non-nutritive constituents associated with these foods modulate immunological and inflammatory processes.” While the NIH study mostly covers diet, we all know avoiding inflammation is vital for skin care. Curb inflammation and immune disease please!
LESS SENSITIVE SKIN
No brainer: vegan skin care products work best for sensitive skin. Beauty experts note that a vegan diet typically results in healthy, incandescent looking skin—and for those with sensitive skin, plant-based products protect the glow. All the natural, plant-based ingredients in Frownies products protect against skin irritation, and we all know how irritating irritated skin is!
ETHICAL FOR THE PLANET
Many of us know that one of the greatest threats to rain-forests is the clearing of land for cattle ranches. Just like a vegan diet supports saving the planet, swapping for vegan skin care products is also ethical for the environment! Animal-based products deplete resources at unsustainable rates. Choosing plant-based products preserves the environment, because animal-based materials are not being used.
Using vegan products also helps protect the animals. We are all aware of the horrors of animal testing. Animal experimentation is incredibly cruel and frankly it is disheartening that animal experimentation is currently up 73%. Choosing vegan skin care products is not just good for the skin, it’s good for the conscience. Frownies products are cruelty free, join us in doing good, feeling good, and looking great!