The Perfect Skin Diet
As you know, your diet keeps your body in shape and healthy, but it doesn’t stop there. Did you know that certain foods can also work wonders on your skin? Eating power foods and consuming fruits and vegetables with antioxidants can help to fight wrinkles, beat chronic conditions like heart disease and give you a glowing skin. In fact, what you eat can be as important as the serum and beauty creams you apply onto your skin.
According to Dr. Jessica Wu, “Foods get digested and broken down into vitamins, minerals and amino acids that your body can use to build healthy skin. If you crash diet or eat highly processed foods, your skin won’t be as strong and supple as it could be. For example, if you don’t eat enough protein, you are depriving your skin of the amino acids that go into making collagen (which makes your skin strong) and elastic tissue (which makes it supple).”
So if you’re looking for sexy, glowing skin , below are some choices that are healthy and tasty:
- The perks of being a Pescatarian: Eating everything a vegetarian eats with a dash of fish! Consuming seafood, dark leafy vegetables and fruit provides great cosmetic benefits such as omega-3 fatty acids, which keeps skin-cell membranes strong and elastic. Also, fish reduces inflammation in the body. And if you struggle with acne, studies show that inflammation triggers the cells to clog the pores causing unwanted acne and wrinkles down the line. The fish that contain the most essential fatty acids (EFAs) are salmon, mackerel, and tuna. And if you’re not a fan of fish, EFAs are also found in almonds, hazelnuts, and flaxseed.
- Drink your way to sexy skin with… WATER!: Drinking water gives you a radiant, healthy, younger looking complexion. If your skin is not getting the adequate amount of water, the lack of hydration will present itself by turning your skin dry, stiff and flaky. Dry skin has less elasticity and is prone to wrinkling. When your skin is hydrated it has more flexible pores, which allows the skin to stretch and release natural secreted oils. The more pliable your pores are, the more it’s able to release what needs to come out. Eventually it will close back to what everyone wants… tighter pores! So if you’re struggling with blackheads, bumps or would like to run away from acne… drink 8 glasses of water a day or even half of your body’s weight of water.