Simple foods that can help you sleep and improve your skin

Hands up those who don’t want to improve the look and feel of their skin.

Yes, thought so. Just about everyone would like at least a little bit of improvement here and there, and some of us would welcome a wholesale renovation job. But do you realise that the health of our skin depends to a great degree on getting a good night’s sleep?

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It’s actually easy to understand this when we acknowledge that when we don’t sleep well, we can suffer everything from fatigue, lethargy and poor concentration to headaches, stomach upsets and nagging aches and pains – and more serious conditions if we continually sleep badly. Being the ‘shop window’ of our general health, the skin is bound to show the signs of less than perfect health caused by a lack of quality sleep.

With an astonishing 25% of the UK population reported to be suffering some form of sleep disorder, just imagine how many more of us are enduring poor quality sleep but not bothering to tell the doctor. Clearly, sleeping well and sleeping enough is going to be important if you want to make sure that you maintain the health of your skin, which ultimately means you feel refreshed every day and ready to face the world.

At the root of good health is of course your diet, so let’s have a look at several vital foods that you should include in your daily meal plan that ought to benefit both your quality of sleep and your skin. It’s not complicated at all to make a few changes for the sake of your internal health and external appearance.

Key foods that help improve your sleep quality

Almonds – high in Magnesium, a natural muscle relaxant
Cherries, especially Tart Cherry – like the extract included in Qsilica BEAUTY REGEN+ tablets
Bananas – naturally high in Magnesium, Potassium & Tryptophan, which together have a powerful effect on improving sleep
Valerian – which can be consumed as a tea, a tincture or in supplements. This has been used to improve sleep for centuries, but make sure you either consume fresh herbal material, or look for an extract that is standardised to Valerenic acid, which is the active compound within the plant.

Key foods that help improve skin conditions

Low fat dairy products – high in Vitamin A, and can also provide probiotic cultures for skin benefits
Fresh, dark berries such as blackberries and blueberries – which contain powerful antioxidants in their skins
Green Tea – which has anti-inflammatory properties and helps protect the cell membranes
Foods with healthy ‘omega’ oils such as fatty fish, flax seeds and evening primrose oil – which provide essential building blocks for skin regeneration and health

While it would be wonderful to incorporate these healthful foods every day, not everyone is able to consume them on a daily basis, so to help you improve your skin and sleep quality now, Qsilica has just launched Skin Nutrition BEAUTY REGEN+ tablets, which contain nutrients such as Grape seed extract, Pine bark extract and silica for the skin, along with Valerian, Tart Cherry, Magnesium, Chamomile and Hops to nourish you and your skin as you sleep.

To benefit from dual action support, why not also add Qsilica’s sister product Skin Regeneration BEAUTY SLEEP Night Cream to your pre-sleep routine. This hydrating and nourishing cream provides useful antioxidants that work on the skin from the outside, while the tablets get to work from the inside.

Yours, Jessica Palmer at Qsilica