As the saying goes, “You are what you eat.” Well actually you are what you absorb! If your diet does not nourish your body, your skin will show it. Your skin being the largest organ of your body must be nourished just like any other part of our body, so if it is not absorbing nutrients from what we are eating, then we look much more worn sooner.
If you are suffering from various pesky skin conditions, there are certain foods you can add to your diet in order to have great skin.
The Right Foods for Great Skin
Quality anti-aging skin care and makeup products definitely help in preventing skin aging – especially if the products are plant-based because they nourish the skin from the outside. It is also important to nourish yourself from within. Foods that are bright and colorful are packed with nutrients and essential antioxidants and help in hydrating your skin. Antioxidants are great in preventing premature skin aging. The high water content of antioxidant rich foods such as berries, apples and plums will definitely make your skin healthy and plump.
Stay away from lots of processed sugar as sugar breaks down the collagen in your body making you age faster. Natural sugars found in fruits are great – artificial sweeteners and white refined sugar is a no, no.
There are some kinds of foods that you can eat in order to combat dry skin. Avocado is a great source of vitamin E and it also has essential fats that can help keep your skin hydrated. Fish oil or flaxseed oil is also a great for dry skin. Depending on the the instructions, you can take them from once a day, to twice a day. You can also seek advice from your doctor if you have any concerns about taking them. In addition the omega’s you get from these oils are great for heart health (heart disease is the number one killer of women in America) and brain health.
Breakouts are one of the most hated skin dilemmas, and you would practically do anything just to get rid of them. Antioxidant rich foods such as raspberries and broccoli can most definitely help prevent these bad boys pop up in the most unexpected of circumstances. Zinc- rich food such as oyster also help keep your skin clear.
Nourishing yourself from within is essential and keeps your skin healthy longer.