7 Foods for Better Skin from the Hemsley Sisters
Photo: Nick Hopper
Last week, over lunch with the charismatic Hemsley sisters, Jasmine and Melissa, who were visiting New York from their London headquarters to talk about their first book The Art of Eating Well, I fell in love—with their skin. Sure, they’re stunningly beautiful, and the duo’s gained a devoted following thanks to innovative recipes that teach people how to eat and cook in a healthy and unique way, but their skin is mesmerizing. It’s why this article, which was to be about the September 23th release of their book, is really about the foods they work into their recipes to encourage radiant skin.
The Hemsley sister’s main goal is to bring meals back to basics, focusing on meat and two vegetables, without any hatred for natural fats. Not surprisingly, their food is good (I’ve made it and tasted it), and makes you feel spectacular, from the inside out. Without further ado, here’s what they incorporate into their recipes their killer complexions.
Bone broth is our elixir for glowing skin. A nourishing all rounder packed with vitamins, minerals, collagen and keratin, which makes it amazing for skin – including the dreaded cellulite! The healthy fats in the broth help you to assimilate important vitamins including vitamin D. As with any animal foods, it’s all about provenance. A healthy animal is key for the nutrients that it can provide you. Easy to do and kind on the pocket, use your homemade bone broth to steam veggies, or use it as the base of soups, stews and quinoa risottos. Add to sauces or anytime a recipe calls for stock or water. Even easier? Enjoy a steaming hot mug with a grind of sea salt as a snack or soothing bedtime drink.Click here for our favorite recipe.
Turmeric is detoxifying, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial (good against viral and bacterial infections), making it a great pick me up for the whole system, which will be reflected in your skin. This bright orange root contains curcumin, known to have extremely potent medicinal properties. Widely available in powdered form, add turmeric spice to soups, stews, teas, juices, smoothies and of course your favorite curries and Asian dishes. It can be used externally in homemade cleansers as well as face masks (we recommend using the non staining variety for this!) where it can help with blemishes, hyperpigmentation and dry skin conditions.
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Photo: Nick Hopper