Sure, maybe you've cleaned up your beauty routine. But have you cleaned up your diet? You'd be surprised what a big impact it can have on your skin. And even if you're not quite ready for a complete overhaul, smoothies are a nice place to start. After all, they're easy to whip together in the mornings and if you use the right ingredients, they can be pretty healthy too — they're packed with all the antioxidants, vitamins and other nutrients you need to turn the wattage up on your glow, from the inside out.
Let me set the scene: I'd just bumped into designer Jason Wu backstage at his New York Fashion Week show and was on my way to the bathroom. Feeling rather encumbered by my oversized camera bag — not to mention tired after a day of marching around NYC to hit as many shows as possible — I was very much looking forward to finding a moment of quiet refuge behind the fancy toilet stall door at The St. Regis Hotel.
Even if you wash your face regularly before bed, opt for makeup that won't clog your pores and send your prayers to the clear skin gods, you still might wake up with an unfortunate zit. Why does it rear its ugly head? Registered dietitian and professor Keith-Thomas Ayoob, EdD, RD, FAND says to take a hard look at your diet. "Your skin is an organ. It is living tissue and needs nourishment, as does every organ. Skin cells are always turning over, and it's not always about what we put on our skin, it's also about making sure there are the right ingredients present for the body to maintain and repair skin cells," he explains.
Have you noticed a lot of charcuterie boards in your Insta feed lately? Or maybe you've seen them at a party or on a menu (for a lot more money than you'd imagine). Charcuterie, pronounced (shar-KEW-tah-ree) is a fancy way of saying meat and cheese platter. Many catering companies, as well as at-home chefs, are setting the bar high in terms of beautiful board presentation.
A quick assessment of the people you know will likely reveal that the healthiest among us aren't necessarily vegans or vegetarians or Paleo devotees or even Whole30 followers. They tend to be those who listen to their bodies (i.e. don't cut out entire food groups for no reason — looking at you gluten-free!) and practice moderation. While diets have come to be synonymous with quick fixes and detoxes, they should instead be thought of as long-term healthy patterns of eating. So which diets best fit that description? We asked leading health experts to break down the pros and cons of popular diets to help ensure your long-term success.