What Foods Should I Eat to Keep My Skin Healthy?
Do you have a daily skincare routine?
Perhaps you use the latest creams and moisturizers to help give your skin a glamorous glow. Maybe you wear sun lotion every day, even in winter, to minimize damage from UV rays. You might wear face masks or take any number of other steps to care for your skin.
However, what you put into your body is just as important as what you put onto it. An unhealthy diet can leave your skin in bad condition, starving it of the nutrients it so badly needs and causing it to look older than it should.
With that in mind, what foods should you actually eat to keep your skin healthy?
The power of vitamin C
Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that supports your immune system, enables blemishes to heal well and promotes overall beautiful skin.
You can find vitamin C in broccoli, blackcurrants, oranges, sweet potatoes, kiwi fruits and blueberries. Fortunately, all of these foods are delicious and easy to get your hands on, whether from a health food store or your local supermarket. Eat plenty of these on a regular basis to give your skin a healthier glow.
Nuts, spinach and seeds
Brazil nuts are definitely one of the tastiest nuts (though they’re actually seeds!), but they’re not just an irresistible snack: they’re rich in selenium too.
What’s selenium, you ask? This is a strong antioxidant that can help to keep your immune system in great condition (alongside vitamins C and E) while combatting sun damage and age / liver spots.
You can find selenium in broccoli, spinach and soybeans. Speaking of seeds, add sunflower seeds to your diet too: these are a great source of vitamin E, and can be sprinkled onto salads or cereal easily.
Eat some healthy fats
Essential fatty acids — monounsaturated and polyunsaturated — work as a natural moisturizer in your skin.
As a result, your skin will be more elastic and supple if you consume more healthy fats on a regular basis. These can be found in nuts, seeds and avocados.
Try more zinc-rich foods
Zinc plays a key role in helping to keep your skin soft and repairing skin damage, as it aids proper function in the oil-producing sebaceous glands.
You can find zinc in foods like seeds, nuts, wholegrains and lean meat.
The joy of dark chocolate
Dark chocolate tends to be high in antioxidants and can help to protect your skin against the damage of UV rays and encourage better blood flow.
However, while dark chocolate is a healthier option than milk or white alternatives, it’s still chocolate. Don’t devour multiple bars each day in a quest for healthier skin: a little sample on a daily basis can do your skin good, but take care not to overeat. One or two ounces a day is best.
Taking care of your skin is vital to keep it healthy and minimize the signs of ageing. Astra Medi Spa’s portfolio of cutting-edge treatments includes multiple effective ways to rejuvenate your skin, using the safest techniques for lasting results.
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