SKINCARE TIPS BLOG

 

10 Foods That Are Good for Your Skin

1. Avacado

Avocados are rich in antioxidants, vitamins such as Vitamin C, VItamin E and Omega fatty acids that can really improve your skin from the inside. You can also use the fruit topically on your face for deep moisturization and regeneration.

Avocados provide a lot of nutrients and benefits for your skin if you eat them regularly.

2. Dark Chocolate

The Benefits of Dark Chocolate for the Skin. Flavonoids are phytonutrients found in cocoa that have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. When eaten on a regular basis, flavonoids help skin to reflect UV light, which contributes to improved skin appearance by reducing photo damage and collagen breakdown.

3. Salmon

Salmon is rich in omega-3-fatty acids. In addition to being a source of protein, it provides omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins B and D, and minerals like niacin and phosphorus. Eating salmon regularly is believed to provide great skin and health benefits.

4. Green Leafy Vegetables

Green leafy vegetables are packed full of antioxidants and minerals which keep your skin healthy and hydrated.  Green vegetables are rich in vitamin A – good for building your body’s natural defences, vitamin C for healthy skin and bones and vitamin K to help your body heal itself quickly when necessary. In addition to these vitamins, beautiful green veg is also rich in potassium and iron.

5. Walnut

Walnuts offer up healthy Omega-3 fats that strengthen the membranes of your skin cells, locking in moisture and nutrients that keep it plump and glowing and keeping out toxins that can damage skin cells.  These healthy fats may also reduce skin inflammation (read: fewer breakouts!) and play a role in protecting the skin against harmful UV rays.

Additionally, these anti-inflammatory agents help to keep your hair looking glossy by reducing scalp irritation.

6. Bluberries

Blueberries have arguably more antioxidants than green tea and are packed with vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin E. Consuming these tiny treats have some amazing benefits for your skin as well; for one thing, eating blueberries on the reg can give you youthful looking skin and brighten up dull or sun-damaged skin.

7. Olive Oil

Olive oil contains vitamin E, which improves skin health by treating inflammation, acne, and dryness. It also improves skin elasticity and its regenerative properties. The antioxidants, minerals and good fats, fight the free radicals, and facilitate healthy and fullerskin respectively.

8. Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of beta carotene which is an antioxidant that turns into vitamin A in our bodies. Antioxidants protect our skin from free radicals and vitamin A deficiency is a huge reason for dull, dry skin.

9. Green Tea

Green tea is rich in antioxidants, which help fight against free radicals in the body, the steam gives your skin a direct shot of these antioxidants. Also, it soothes irritated skin and its anti-ageing properties prevent wrinkles, fine lines and other skin diseases.

10. Spinach

Spinach is a wonderful source of iron, folate, chlorophyll,Vitamin E, magnesium, Vitamin A, fiber, plant protein, and Vitamin C. Due to their antioxidant abilities, Vitamins C, E, and A are especially great for your skin.
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BONUS - COFFEE may help prevent skin cancer. Studies show that women who drank three cups of coffee per day had a 20% lower risk of developing basal cell carcinoma (BCC).  Men who drank three cups a day benefited from a 11% reduction.
 

And Don't Forget Water!

 

When skin is hydrated, it looks plumper, and the signs of aging are minimized. 

Hydrating your skin from the inside out isn’t an excuse to skip topical moisturizers. After all, the water you drink may not affect your outermost layers of skin.

Moisturizing your skin both internally and externally is a critical combination for healthy, beautiful skin.

 

 

 

 

Diet

Eating plenty of fruits and veggies is good for your whole body, including your skin.

Antioxidants such as beta-carotene and vitamins C, E, and A can curb the damage caused by unstable molecules known as free radicals. These molecules can harm skin cells and cause signs of aging. One of the best ways to get more antioxidants is to eat a wide variety of fruits and vegetables.

Another good idea is to stock your grocery cart with foods that are high in omega-3 fatty acids, including wild salmon, sardines, fortified eggs and walnuts. Omega-3 fatty acids help keep the top outer layer of the skin strong and intact.

So make sure you get a steady input of fruits, veggies and quality protein to help keep your skin youthful and in great condition. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bottom Line

Pay Attention to Your Skin’s Overall Health. As important as it is to eat a healthy diet and exercise regularly, your skin also needs you to not smoke, get enough sleep and to drink enough water.

 

 

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