When we think of the new beauty trends in 2019, we think of clean beauty. To us, that denotes that skincare aficionados nowadays are being increasingly conscious and aware of what’s being applied onto their faces. After all, it is with good reason that beauty brands such as Drunk Elephant, that does not formulate with the Suspicious Six (essential oils, drying alcohols, silicones, chemical sunscreens, fragrances/dyes, sodium lauryl sulfates), are highly coveted.
And for the exact reason that makes us scrutinise the ingredient table of each product we own, it should make us sit up and pay attention to what’s being put into our bodies; instead of being wholly focused on performance at a surface level. You know what they say: you are what you eat. While we totally agree that this might sound like a cliche or a no-brainer, hear us out because your skin is really what you eat. No, we’re not talking about processed supplements or gimmicky beauty foods that may or may not contain artificial additives instead of delivering your body with the right amount of nutrients that you actually signed up for.
When it comes to 360-degree beauty, we’re talking about going back to basics and consuming the superfoods naturally in the form of nutritious, wholesome foods. “It is about allowing nature to nurture you. Instead of taking processed supplements, we consume the raw ingredients to nourish our bodies from the inside, which in turn shows its benefits on the outside,” says Cynthia Chua, founder of Tiong Bahru Bakery and Spa Esprit Group.
Remember, what goes into our bodies actually resurfaces and shows up on the outside. Healthy, glowing skin is a mirror of the inner workings of our bodies. Our skin is sensitive and is, more often than not, triggered by internal health issues such as nutrition deficiency as well as bad lifestyle habits.
For example, we all know that collagen is what keeps our skin youthful and taut. What most of us might not know is that it requires an adequate amount of Vitamin C and antioxidants to be able to work its magic. Deficiency in any of these aspects will cause our skin to sag and lose its bounce.
And to combat this, ingredients like ginger, turmeric and papaya that are high in antioxidants like Vitamin C are slowly creeping into the formulations of beauty products that we know and love. (See: Kiehl’s Turmeric and Cranberry Energising Radiance Mask and Sunday Riley C.E.O. Glow Vitamin C + Turmeric Face Oil).
While it’s crucial to incorporate efficient skincare products that are proven to deliver results into your skin diet, consuming it is equally as important when it comes to achieving beauty on the inside and out. We recommend the new Power Breakfast Jars and Garden Lattes from Tiong Bahru Bakery Safari to kickstart your journey to 360-degree beauty.
Each drink and dish is packed with antioxidants – which improve heart health, lower risk of infections and prevent free radical damage – to protect you from the inside-out. Plus, they’re also chock-full of vitamins and minerals to keep your skin supple, glowing and youthful-looking. So, no complaints from us here.