People are willing to spend a fortune on skin care, little wonder it is a multibillion-dollar industry in America. However, while some people spill big bucks on looking good. Others choose the less expensive route. According to Kate Hudson, the answer to flawless skin for her is not expensive laser treatments or buying pricey serums, but eating healthy. The Almost Famous actress attributes her healthy skin to going vegan and dropping diary and meat products.
The 38-year-old daughter of Goldie Hawn in an interview with Vogue magazine revealed that she had always struggled with skin complications until she went vegan. She said “I’ll have some good days and then the pimples will show up…I had a hard time figuring it out. When I became a vegan, my skin became the best ever. I am talking pores, skin tone, everything.” The mother-of-two was coy about revealing if she was a full-fledged vegetarian. But, added that maintaining a sugar-and-diary-free-gluten diet most of the time remained crucial for her.
Dermatologist Dendy Engelman agrees that following Hudson’s approach hinges on healthy food choices like getting rid of processed foods and artificial sugars. The New York based skin-care professional advised those hoping to follow the Kate Hudson path, to up their water and vegetable intake. According to her, “this not only helps clear the skin by giving the body its required dose of vitamins and nutrients but also flushes out ingredients that are deemed harmful to the body.”
The How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days actress is not the only celebrity vegan. Others include Drew Barrymore, Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington. Kimberly Snyder, a long-time vegan and nutritionist counselor to the stars has always been an advocate of using diet as a skin care solution. The author of Eat Your Way to Radiant Skin and the Body You’ve Always Wanted supports Hudson’s claim that the skin just like any other organ requires nourishment from the inside and which invaraibly comes from the healthy foods we eat.
Marco Borges, diet consultant to power couple Queen Bey and Jay-Z encourages people to eat plant-based diets if they are looking for healthy skin. He admits that it is not easy to just cut out diary and meat products. He cautions that these products need to be carefully replaced with foods that contain iron, zinc and Vitamin B-12 or else the skin will be left the worse for it.