Here is a post to share a second Q&A with Danijela (@healthyalways) a kind, qualified and registered nutritionist from feel fresh nutrition (@feelfreshnutrition), who is from nz 🕊 Danijela has a beautiful blog and Instagram page with a lot of colourful photos, where she shares a lot of healthy recipes, health and wellness care tips and inspiration ! she loves healthy foods, cooking, baking and creating, and is extremely knowledgeable about nutrition, healthy foods and the connection between nutrition, health and wellness 🌸 a couple of questions I thought of to ask Danijela are about nutrition and self care tips for looking after your skin, and I hope the Q&A could be helpful in case you are curious about or interested a lot in nutrition, and in self care and looking after yourself as much as possible.
A second Q&A with Danijela
1)are there any natural, plant based or other kinds of nourishing foods you could recommend for looking after your skin (and wellbeing) from the inside out?
Danijela: our skin is an organ, which means it has function to its structure. In order to function it needs adequate, but ideally ample, nutrition – so ultimately, for healthy skin what we eat does matter! I noticed, both with myself and others when working clinically, skin is highly responsive to a nutritious diet, and find that upon improving the quality of what someone is eating will positively impact skin issues.
By ‘quality’ this means eating more foods in their natural state, or as natural as possible, and as often as possible. Here they’re packed full of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and other wonderful nutrients that support our skin. Some of my favourite foods for skin health include avocados, nuts and seeds, which are all rich in antioxidants and healthy fats. Antioxidants help fight free radical damage, which can otherwise cause skin ageing and damage. Healthy fats can help soothe inflammation, and act like an internal moisturiser!
Fruit and vegetables are also key, as they contain a plethora of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, to support the skin.
2) are there any kinds of healthy drinks (teas, smoothies or juices) you could also recommend for keeping hydrated as much as possible and looking after your skin (and wellbeing) from the inside out?
Danijela: my favourite two beverages for skin health include firstly water! It keeps us hydrated, aids blood circulation, helps with delivery of nutrients to our cells, and keeps our bowels moving along nicely, which is important for waste removal and reducing constipation (waste build-up in the body = toxic build up! Not good for healthy skin!)
When our skin is dehydrated, wrinkles appear more prominent, and skin more dull and dry – this makes sense, given a huge percentage of us (around 60%) is water. We should aim for 8+ glasses of water/day.
I also love green tea, as it’s rich in antioxidants, which help fight free radical damage within our body – this is great for skin health.
3) are there any other kinds of nutritional, beauty care or self care tips you love or often do to look after yourself as much as possible? (could include a natural supplement, a comfy sleep)
Danijela: my favourite skin care range is KORA Organics. I use their gentle cleanser and soothing moisturiser and find my skin responds really well. I also like doing a masque and good exfoliate each week for a deep clean. Supplement wise, I like for skin health omega-3, vitamin c and zinc – it is important to always chat to a health practitioner first around one’s own needs though. Self care, doing things that make me happy are, I believe, key for good health!! For me this is reading, time with my family/friends/dog, and getting creative in the kitchen.
🌸 thank you so much Danijela for sharing your knowledge, ideas and tips and nutrition, skin care and self care and for describing your thoughts so carefully ! your answers helped and inspired me a lot to be as careful as possible about nutrition and self care for skin care and I am hoping to try all of the nutrition and self care tips noted ! ☺️ in case you could be hoping to see an earlier Q&A post with Danijela (from 2018) with a couple of different questions about healthy foods and self care, a link to the blog post is here
How to find Danijela: in case you could be hoping to find out more about Danijela, or to check her blog and Instagram page for lots of healthy and nutritious recipe ideas and health and wellness inspiration with beautiful photos, her blog is healthy always and her Instagram page is @healthyalways. In case you could be from nz and could be hoping to book to see Danijela about nutrition, you could also find her at feel fresh nutrition, or check the feel fresh nutrition Instagram page (@feelfreshnutrition).
Photo credits: all photos are from Danijela and her Instagram page (@healthyalways)
Please note: in case you could be hoping to see an earlier Q&A post with Danijela (from 2018) with a couple of different questions about healthy foods and self care, a link to the blog post is here. In case you could also be hoping to see a couple more Q&A kinds of blog posts, please also check the about page where the Q&A posts are noted, or the interviews category.
Disclaimer: please note, the blog post is not sponsored, endorsed by or affiliated with any of the brands noted, although I hope noting a bit about feel fresh nutrition (where Danijela is a registered nutritionist) could be helpful in case you could interested a lot in nutrition, or could be hoping to book an appointment to see Danijela.