The skin is the largest organ on our body and sometimes it takes a little effort to keep it intact. The appearance of our skin is usually what others see when they first approach us. Hence, if the skin appears oily, dry, damaged, and prone to acne this causes many people to be self-conscious about their image. Problematic skin affects the quality of life of many people. For example, people feel awkward while socializing with friends and especially strangers. Consequently, they fall into a state of depression because they are unable to socialize gleefully due to their skin condition.
There are certain types of food that you can add to your diet on a consistent basis which helps prevent breakouts and acne. While improving the quality of your skin, take care of your skin by eating foods packed with healthy fats, vegetables, and stay hydrated because these minor addition will aid in promoting healthy glowing skin from the inside out.
Having a healthy diet to improve skin conditions may seem normal to some people. But when I speak with different people and clients, I found that many of them do not know what to eat to maintain a balanced and healthy lifestyle. Berries are a good source of antioxidant ( A substance that removes potential damaging agents in a living organism). Blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries help to slow down the rate the skin ages. One of the properties of blueberries is water, in fact, blueberries are made up of 80% of water and it can hydrate the skin from the inside out.
Strawberries are acidic which helps remove excess oils in the skin to prevent acne. Meanwhile, raspberries aid in restoring and preserving the skin. A few ways to add berries to your daily diet is including it into your Greek yogurt, oatmeal, salads, smoothies, plus having them as a snack and infusing your glass of water with berries.
Some people decrease their consumption of nuts due to the high calories. But nuts are actually a healthy source of fat which the body needs. Fats from nuts are healthier than animal fat and it’s rather easier for the body to process and digest fats from nuts than fat from animals.
A diet rich in nuts will help prevent skin rashes, similar to small bumps that are found on the body and the scalp. The vitamin E found in nuts such as almonds can help to nourish your skin and protect it from the suns damaging UV rays.
Skin cells are made up of water and without water, the cells will not function properly. If you are not drinking enough water your skin will become dry and flaky. By drinking more water the skin will retain moisture. Water helps to flush toxins from the body and improve the condition of the skin over time.
Whenever I get compliments on how flawless my skin is I think of a few tricks that I do on a daily basis that has helped me along the way. Drinking plenty of water has helped me tremendously with having healthy glowing skin. I drink about half a gallon of water each day. I suggest you find out how much water you should drink per your body weight and height and stick to it. Because at the end of the day we cannot live without water. Love the skin you’re in and keep it hydrated.
Organic Green Tea
Now that summer is almost here, a glass of cold green tea or if you prefer a cup of hot green tea, is extremely beneficially for our overall health. To receive the full benefits of green tea three to four cups per day is recommended. The natural antioxidant found in green tea, called Polyphenols, helps block skin-cancer cells development. Green tea also aids in reducing acne and creates a brighter and even-looking skin. Many skincare brands love to include green tea in their products because it rids free radicals from the skin.
Greek yogurt is the healthiest yogurt that you can find on the shelf in the supermarkets. It’s packed with protein, calcium and good bacteria for the gut and colon. It also contains probiotics which help to detoxify, reduce inflammation and aids in preventing acne.
If you suffer from acne reduce or remove milk dairy yogurt from your diet, which can enhance breakouts. When selecting Greek yogurt pick the one that is fat-free or low in fat.
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Omega 3 Fatty Acid
Omega 3 fatty acid is necessary for our bodies but the only way to get omega 3 is through food or supplements.
The types of food with omega 3 fatty acid are:
Salmon, Tuna, Nut oils, Crab, Trout, Mackerel, Sardines, Herring, Tofu, Spinach, Walnuts, and Pumpkin seeds.
Omega 3 supplements are found in the supermarkets and drug stores and it’s affordable. The advantage of taking omega 3 helps reduce skin inflammation and stimulate the production of healthy skin. It also acts as a moisturizer from the inside out.
- Zinc is found in all living things and is essential to all life.
- Another fun fact about zinc is it blocks more UV rays than any ingredients used in sunscreen.
- A study done at the National Institute of Health used Zinc in oral treatment and a topical cream to treat warts without significant adverse effects.
- Researchers have linked zinc deficiency to acne. If you are deficient in zinc ask your health care provider what dosage is best for you and your skin condition.
- As we age the collagen in our skin decreases but Zinc helps maintain collagen and promotes skin renewal.
- Here are a few foods that you can add to your diet to increase zinc: Kidney beans, Flax seeds, Oysters, Peanuts, Egg Yolk, Turkey, Salmon and dark chocolate.
Give Your Skin The Extra Boost
Skin Care Tip: Use natural or chemical-free skincare products especial for sensitive skin. Hence, natural products do not clog pores, it has no harsh chemicals and it helps to soothe irritated skin. The truth is water reaches your other organs before it reaches your skin, it’s important to give your skin the extra boost by applying a moisturizer to your skin on a daily basis. This will help the skin to feel and look hydrated.
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