Eat These Foods for Healthier Skin
We have no doubt you’re already slaying your skincare routine– but we’re here to give you an insider tip: there are some foods you should eat for healthier skin. These foods will give your skin the extra pump of brightness, and glow it needs.
You’ve probably heard that what we put in our bodies directly affects how our skin looks and behaves. Therefore, you can imagine that eating sugar, processed foods, and drinking alcohol will negatively affect your complexion, unlike, superfoods that are rich in nutrients that can bring many benefits to your skin.
First, let’s start with the basics.
Hydration on the inside and out is key for your skin health. Putting on serums, moisturizers and sprays needs to be complemented with a good amount of water intake. This helps to flush out toxins that cause inflammation and redness making your skin healthier.
Cut out sugar:
Eating foods with too much sugar may cause a surge in insulin, which could trigger your skin to produce extra oil, thus clogging your pores and causing acne. Also, it quickens the loss of collagen and elastin, causing fine lines, sagging skin and wrinkles. So, try to cut back by avoiding processed foods and sugar additives, especially high fructose corn syrup.
Now, let’s go in detail… here are our favorite foods for vibrant and healthier skin:
Foods rich in fatty acids:
Try to include more avocado, nuts, seeds, and ‘fatty’ fishes in your diet. These contain fatty acids that are key for helping the skin's firmness and lubrication from inside. They also are rich sources of omega-3 and omega-6 which are important for maintaining overall skin health. Omega-3 especially can help lower inflammation, redness, and acne and may help protect the skin from harmful UV rays. The lack of these can cause dry and dull skin.
Foods rich in antioxidants and Vitamin E:
Some examples are berries, green tea, and dark chocolate. They have antioxidants that fight against free radicals that could damage the skin, causing rapid aging. They also improve the roughness, thickness, and elasticity of their skin. Additionally, they help maintain moisture under the skin and to be less sensitive to sunburns. Vitamin E is also an important antioxidant that helps protect your skin from oxidative damage. It aids in brighter, dewy-looking complexions and protects you from inflammation. Basically, you MUST include eat these foods to achieve a healthier skin!
Foods rich in vitamins A, C, and Zinc:
Vitamins are key for the overall functioning of the skin. For instance, Vitamin C helps create collagen, which is the main structural protein that keeps your skin strong, firm, and healthy. If you have Vitamin C deficiency you’ll start feeling your skin dry, rough, and scaly. To improve this, some foods you can eat are bell peppers, tomatoes, broccoli, and citric fruits. Nuts and seeds, especially sunflower seeds, are good sources of Zinc which is important for your skin to function properly as a barrier. It’s also necessary for healing wounds and combating both bacteria and inflammation. Moreover, plants, in general, are a good source of beta carotene which your body turns into Vitamin A. Beta carotene helps keep your skin healthy by acting as a natural sunblock. Some examples are vegetables such as carrots, spinach, broccoli, and sweet potatoes.
Quick reminder: A healthy outside starts from the inside!
Written by VIBLOK® Creative Team