I am very excited to share a project I was working on last December with Natura Bissé. The journey of Natura Bissé is an ever-unfolding story: intuition, passion, perseverance, investigation, and connecting with people are the essence of their skincare brand. A philosophy that matches my aim in life and my career. More than just being a Chef, I want to inspire, educate, and share my knowledge about Nutrition and how positive Nutrition, without restrictions, leads us to reach our dreams in life.
Our diet is also a fabulous tool to nourish our skin from the inside out. That is why I collaborate with Beauty brands to explore a topic that is precious to my heart: the link between skin health and Nutrition. Food hydrate, heal, purify, and plump our complexion. We have to be smart and play with colors and textures.
Natura Bissé is one of those rare brands that believe in the same motto as mine and truly believes in multi-disciplines power to create, innovate, and grow. It’s my attitude when it comes to working.
» Infinite curiosity and limitless innovation. Natura Bissé is committed to observing and collaborating with other industries – Nutrition, medi-aesthetic, academia, gastronomy – for discoveries, always pushing boundaries and seeking the latest scientific advancements. » (Natura Bissé)
Together we have worked on a project for January 2021, a month of new hopes and changes. We created the perfect Detox routine from the inside out, with the brand’s best products to purify and nourish the skin to be the radiant it has ever been. By focusing on oxygenating and detoxifying ingredients to this beauty/skincare routine, you will boost the creams’ effects and slowly deeply clean and regenerate every cell of your skin for a naturally glow in Spring and Summer. Beauty is a holistic approach that involves: skincare, diet, and well-choose ingredients and joy, adventures, and love…
Detox & Nourish your skin Inside & Out
Natura Bissé x Faustine Hug
As the largest organ in the body, our skin requires special nourishment, essential for skin health, which is our North Star when it comes to health. We can read our internal health just by looking at our complexion. A fascinating map to understand the journey of our lives, right?
More than just being a Chef, you know how much I am passionate about internal health and the intersection between what we eat, the powers of ingredients, and our complexions. I truly believe that food is our best tool to sparkle our life with joy, positivity, kindness, and glow. A little bit of good sense and you will master the combination of tastes. Trust me, it’s the best game ever. You just have to play with colors, textures, and tastes. I believe in the powers of natural ingredients and not in diets. It’s only a matter of choices. Essential vitamins, minerals, healthy fats, and proteins are all working in tandem to ensure the skin is functioning at its optimum healthful glow. One rule: eat smart.
The right nourishment will improve the health and the vitality of your complexion. Our skin is constantly changing and many factors can impact negatively their natural radiance and natural beauty. We all know them: stress, pore digestion, fatigue, dehydration, and even hormonal imbalance, which seems a little bit general but we all experience it. Many excellent ingredients support the skin from the inside out and sparkle joy and positivity in our daily life. It is fascinating to see how important food is when it comes to a holistic approach to wellness. The best diet we would advise you is the simplest one. A classic Mediterranean diet, filled with nourishing nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, healthy fats, and well-sourced lean proteins based on whole plants and whole organic meat, fish and foods.
The liver is vital for the health of our skin. The skin can become a dumping ground for any toxins that the body is not able to eliminate. When the liver is overworked and less able to eliminate toxic waste products, our skin is in the form of breakouts. So, let’s take care of it too.
Toxins are stored in our blood every day from various foods, pollution, and stress. Detoxification is described as a process in which the body neutralizes or removes unwanted toxins. It’s also a great way to boosts the immune system, improves skin radiance, boost digestion, and regulates general wellbeing. Blood is the most essential bodily fluid that carries substances like hormones.
So, the best option to clear our complexion and gives that touch of natural glow that we are all looking for is to eat a rainbow of colors weekly with vibrant vitamins !
Are you ready? Let’s eat!
DETOX SMOOTHIE RECIPE
- ½ pineapple
- 3 celery sticks
- 50g fresh ginger
- Juice of 2 limes
- Juice of 1/2 grapefruit
- ½ golden apple
- Wash under cold water the celery, ginger and apple.
- Peel and cut in small pieces all the fruits and the ginger.
- Squeeze the limes and ½ grapefruit to extract the juice.
- In a powerful blender, blend all the ingredients until smooth and creamy.
- Enjoy !
The best Detox foods for glowing and clear skin:
We all love their crunchy texture and spicy taste. Easy snacks before dinner, we love them also for their beauty benefits.
Radishes are high in vitamin C and so have an antioxidant function that helps to restore radiance and build collagen for a clearer complexion. Full of other vitamins, radishes also help to repair skin damage and to prevent skin disorders. Their general anti-inflammatory properties help to calm the skin and restore balance to it.
They are also great to boost cells’ turn over. How gorgeous is Nature?
One of the most well-known foods for healthy skin.Beetroot is rich in nutrients such as magnesium, potassium, iron, vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin B, and K, which all have amazing health benefits.
Beetroot is especially great for its liver-healing powers and helps rid the toxins body thanks to one phytonutrient called betalains. Detoxification is so important for the skin, as it’s help to reduce congestion and inflammation.
Also, it is important to note that the pectin that contains beetroot is a form of soluble fiber, which helps to flush the system and gives the lymphatic system a natural kick-start. Rich in vitamins and minerals, beetroot supports collagen production, which, we all know it, is essential for skin elasticity.
A real kiss on your cheeks those beetroots !
You already might have heard that ginger has impressive health benefits right? Ginger fights nausea, gas, and bloating. The consumption of ginger is associate with two major factors in the digestion of foods: inflammation and protection of the gut and the increased speed of « gastric mobility ». Simply put, ginger causes us to digest food more quickly while also protecting the gut, which is essential as our gut is directly linked to our mood and our skin. So, ginger helps to keep a clear mind and clean skin!
Ginger is also great to keep the blood healthy as it lowers the level of lipid in the blood.
Coriander is one of the most powerful ingredients. Coriander leaves are rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin K, and protein. They also contain small amounts of calcium, phosphorous, potassium, thiamin, niacin, and carotene.
Very good food for the digestive system, coriander promotes liver functions and bowel movements.
Coriander is also wonderful to lower blood sugar and, as a result, minimize inflammation on the skin.
Coriander has the power to remove heavy metal and negative toxins in the body, which seems essential to keep a clear and radiant complexion.
Spinach is another treasure of Mother Earth.
Rich in iron helps to keep blood in good health but also improves its flow, boosts blood circulation, and improves the dynamism of the lymphatic system, an essential to avoid dull and tired skin.
Spinach is also rich in antioxidants like vitamins A and C. They both work to repair skin cells, boost collagen production, and keep the complexion looking vibrant and youthful, with improved elasticity. The vitamin K that spinach contains keeps the skin clear and reduces inflammation.
Seaweeds : spirulina / Wakame / dulce
In Asian cuisine, seaweeds create divine salads and soups. They are rich in nutrients and low in calories. They are alos an healthy source of fiber, which is essential to maintain digestive function.
They are low in sodium and targets excess water retention in the body. This water retention is the main cause of bloating and eating seaweeds regularly is beneficial for keeping bloating at bay.
Rich in iron, selenium, and lignans, they are also wonderful to support overall woman health, balance hormones, and help our mind to be in peace.
They have also shown signs of being anti-inflammatory and can reduce inflammations on the skin. Paired with its vitamin C, they are wonderful to promote the production of collagen, which keeps the skin healthy and elastic and reduces the effects of free radicals.
Our love is endless for its smooth, calming, and nourishing texture. How can we imagine a salad without its kind taste and divine health benefits? Impossible also if you are looking for beautiful and supple skin all your life.
When it comes to skin health, avocado is an inner moisturizer. Containing monosaturated fatty acids that work together to keep the skin moist and healthy also protects skin against UV damage. Avocado has a reputation for soothing symptoms of sensitivity and inflammation at the same time. Rich in antioxidants, they help protect against cell damage of the skin and free radicals’ ravages. They also promote skin elasticity.
Fennel has been used for centuries as it’s an excellent diuretic for the body. It’s lovely to help fluid retention and help to flush out the toxins from the body. It’s also a diuretic and great to boost the lymphatic system and eliminate the excess water, which causes cellulite.
Fennel has a reputation for a flat stomach thanks to its myriad of properties.
Fennel is also great for balancing feminine hormones, boosts libido, and a cure-all for skin conditions. Rich in vitamin C, fennel is known for its anti-aging properties.
With all these incredible health benefits, fennel is one of the key ingredients to keep skin clear, glowing, and blemish-free as it acts powerfully into the digestive system, which is directly linked to our complexion. So, please don’t be scared of its aniseed-like flavor. It serves for our beauty.
Cucumbers are known for their ability to reduce inflammation and eliminate toxins. They are also wonderful to fix digestive issues (acid reflux and constipation).
They help to flush the system like an internal cleanser, creating a less acidic environment for the gut, an essential for glowing skin! Cucumbers are also packed with various antioxidants that work to combat free radicals that cause aging.
Cucumber is one of the best silica sources, a mineral that activates enzymes involved in collagen production, which helps maintain skin structure and elasticity.
Broccoli is one of the well-known blood purifying foods that helps remove harmful toxins from the body. This green vegetable, when it’s not overcooked and mainly steemed, is loaded with vitamin C, calcium, vitamin K and dietary fibers. It’s a beautiful, nourishing vegetable.
Cinnamon is such a vibrant spice that helps to get rid of any sugar craving. It is packed with antioxidants, and it’s impressive to boost digestion and help the body get rid of toxins.
Plus, the smell is such a mood booster! Comforting and divine.
Flaxseeds are a rich plant-based source of essential fatty acids, protein and dietary fiber, vitamins, and minerals.
The healthy fats of flaxseeds are fantastic to nourish the skin from the inside and help you heal your skin from eczema, acne, and psoriasis.
Flaxseed is also great for boosting digestion and balancing hormones.
Flaxseeds control the proportion of estrogen to progesterone in the body—a must at every age.
The best foods for healthy skin should always include grapefruit. It’s a great source of vitamin C, pectin, potassium, fiber, and vitamin A, which all work in symphony to clear the skin and boost collagen production. The presence of flavonoids initiates enzyme activity is lovely for skin cell turnover.
Healthy skin foods containing vitamin C help to reduce wrinkle formation by increasing collagen production. It is a powerful antioxidant that reduces the number of sunburn cells and reverses age-related damage to the skin. It reduces sunburn caused by exposure and prevents the consequences of long-term sun exposure.
Perfect glowing skin food, the carrot is a lovely source of vitamin A, potassium, fiber, biotin, vitamin C, and folate. The presence of fiber in carrots helps clean the intestinal tract. Vitamin A thickens and stimulates the dermis, where collagen, elastin, and blood vessels are present, and it also boosts blood flow to the surface of the skin.
Carrots are also wonderful to repair the epidermis’ cellular structure, which gives us protection from UV rays and decreases the clustering of melanin granules that can reduce pigmentation.
Full of essential nutrients, an apple undoubtedly is a wonder fruit. Not only does it taste good, but it can also benefit your body in many ways. Apples are repairing and rejuvenating for our body and our mind. Its refreshing taste provides to the skin a high amount of fluid it needs to stay supple. Of course, they are the most straightforward fruit to eat to maintain and enhance your natural beauty.
Apples are high in soluble and insoluble fiber that soaks up toxins and waste and throws it out of your body. It also sweeps the intestinal tract that has a residue of toxins and undigested food particles. Thanks to its myriad of vitamins, minerals, and flavonoids that stimulate bile production that aids the liver get rid of toxins.
The wide range of antioxidants in pineapple helps fight free radical damage and may delay aging signs. It’s also contains an enzyme called bromelain which provides additional anti-aging benefits by working as one of the best anti-inflammatory agents. Pineapple is amazing to boost heavy digestion and will perhaps helps your body shed dead skin cells, leaving you with glowing, vibrant skin.
We all love blueberries. Their tiny sweet crispy taste is so seductive. They are also rich in vitamin A and C, and an age-defying antioxidant called anthocyanin, which gives their deep, beautiful blue color. These powerful antioxidants may help protect skin from damage due to pollution, sun, and stress. It’s such a beautifying punch to add weekly to your diet.
Cabbages are one of the best foods to incorporate into your diet to rescue your skin from pollution, stress, and other lifestyles that cause dull skin.
Cruciferous vegetables are packed with fibers that facilitate digestion, essential for a clear complexion. They also help keep inflammation in check and keep our blood pressure levels and cholesterol checked. They are treasures of vitamins and healthy antioxidants like vitamin C, K, Folate, and B6. They also contain sulfur present in every cell as its aids pulling in nutrition and removing waste from our cells. This detox activity is essential for clear skin.