Aging, stress, environmental pollutants and a poor diet all have negative impacts on the skin, causing it to lose moisture, luminosity and elasticity over time. A dire prognosis, since we can’t stop the clock. Luckily, the beauty experts at Hum Nutrition have a highly effective solution, proven to help you regain your glow from the inside-out, without messing with the laws of nature.
Glow Sweet Glow is a vegan gummy vitamin that helps the skin retain moisture thanks to low-molecular, easy-to-absorb hyaluronic acid. That, plus a combination of vitamins C and E, gives the skin a protective barrier. Best yet, the gummy tastes like an orange creamsicle.
We chatted with registered dietitian Sarah Greenfield about the radiant effects of hyaluronic acid and vitamins C and E contained in Glow Sweet Glow, Hum’s newest daily vitamin for optimal skin health. As a bonus, Sarah shares her favorite delicious recipes for clear, hydrated skin.
How does Glow Sweet Glow stimulate collagen production?
Glow Sweet Glow (GSG) contains vitamin C, which is a precursor to collagen production, meaning the body needs vitamin C in order to make collagen. GSG gives the body the nutrients it needs to enhance collagen production.
What is Amla fruit doing for my skin?
Amla fruit is also known as Indian Gooseberry—it looks like green grapes. Amla is loaded with vitamin C, which not only supports collagen production, it’s also a powerful antioxidant that helps protect the skin from damage. We are constantly exposed to things in the environment that create free radicals in our bodies, which can damage our skin. Vitamin C from the Amla fruit helps to clear out some of these damaging free radicals.
Tell me about hyaluronic acid. Why is it good for the skin?
Our bodies naturally make hyaluronic acid and 50 percent of the hyaluronic acid in our bodies is found in the skin. This is important for the hydration status of our skin. Hyaluronic acid also helps lock collagen into the skin, which helps decrease fine lines and wrinkles.
What else can I incorporate into my skin care or wellness routine that will further the effects of GSG?
Taking Collagen Love is a great add-on as it provides additional collagen to the body. I would also suggest taking Red Carpet as it provides the body with additional vitamin E and anti-inflammatory fats. Together you have the perfect skin care supplement routine.
Beauty begins from within. Boost the effects of Glow Sweet Glow with these skin supporting recipes from Sarah Greenfield:
SKIN-HYDRATING COCONUT CRUSH SMOOTHIE
2 tbsp. chia seeds
1 tbsp. cacao nibs
1 scoop Raw Beauty Green Superfood Powder in Chocolate Mint
1 cup coconut yogurt
1 cup pure coconut water
1 cup ice
dash of vanilla extract
Combine ingredients in the blender, mix and enjoy!
How will this smoothie help my skin?
Pure coconut water is loaded with antioxidants, amino acids, enzymes, B-complex vitamins, vitamin C and minerals like iron, calcium, potassium, magnesium and zinc. Coconut yogurt combines these micronutrients with probiotic power, which soothes the inflammation in the gut that can lead to acne and other skin problems. Probiotics ensure that good bacteria regulate our digestive health for overall well-being.
Chia seeds can absorb 10x their weight in water, therefore prolonging hydration in the body and preventing premature skin aging. Finally, Hum’s Raw Beauty superfood powder delivers a powerful blend of alkalizing greens, detoxifying herbs and beauty-boosting phytonutrients for your best skin.
DIY PUMPKIN SKIN MASK
1 cup plain, pureed canned pumpkin
1 tbsp. unflavored plain yogurt
1/4 tsp. olive oil
2 tbsp. honey
Mix well and apply to clean, moist skin. Let sit for 10 minutes and then remove with a clean washcloth. Apply your favorite moisturizer afterwards.
How will this mask help my skin?
Pumpkins are great for radiant skin—they’re rich in vitamin A and enzymes that brighten your skin tone.