How many times have you heard the saying “beauty comes from within”? Probably countless, right? Well, when we are talking about your skin, we couldn’t agree more with this statement.
You look confused. Wondering how come you are constantly treating your skin with all sorts of creams, day and night moisturizers, and lotions, yet we`re saying that you should “eat your way” to flawless skin. No need for panic, pampering your skin can definitely help you in maintaining that fresh and healthy overall look, but dermatologists and nutritionists are also underlining the importance of having a proper nutritious and balanced diet.
It is quite simple actually. Our skin cells are constantly shed (the white “thingy” after long baths) and are replaced by younger ones. This process of replacement and rapid growth must be supported by proper key nutrients which can be found in the food we are eating.
Read on to find out what are the top five magical foods for healthy and glowing skin.
Now, you are ready to follow our list and eat properly, right? Besides being delicious, dark chocolate is known as a truly miraculous product. Now, don’t rush into purchasing an entire basket of chocolate, we are talking dark chocolate only in moderate amounts. Dark chocolate is packed with antioxidants which will reduce the inflammation processes on your skin, prevent wrinkles, and make your skin glow.
Citrus fruits and veggies packed with vitamin C
Vitamin C is vital especially when we are talking about getting that anti-wrinkle effect from a natural source. This vitamin because of being a natural antioxidant, not only boosts your immune system and of course helps you with common flues and colds, it will also protect your skin from the free radicals in your body.
When we are talking about fruits, it can be found in the citrus fruits such as oranges and lemons, kiwis, strawberries, and papayas; and when we are talking about veggies- it can be found in broccoli, all sorts of peppers, Brussels sprouts, and kale.
Nuts packed with Vitamin E
Besides “stocking up” on vitamin C, you must also incorporate food rich in vitamin E. This vitamin will also protect your skin from free radicals.
Such foods rich in Vitamin E are nuts such as almonds, hazelnuts, pine nuts, and walnuts. Crispy and delicious snack plus supporting healthy skin growth. Additionally, most of the nuts are also rich in Omega-3 fatty acids which are held accountable for a healthy and happy beating heart! Regulate the way your heart functions, reduce your blood pressure, stabilize your energy levels and have radiant skin!
Yes, yes, we know it! This ain’t no food! However, drinking green tea can have a miraculous effect on your skin. Green tea has been used for centuries now and for a number of reasons. This tea is not a regular one, trust us! Firstly it is packed with antioxidants and you already know how important are they when we are talking about protecting your skin from damage and inflation on the inside. Next, they will improve the elasticity of your skin and retain its moisture.
Salmon and Olive Oil
Well, we`ve placed these “two buds” together simply because both of these products are packed with omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. Both of these fatty acids are vital not only for the glow and healthy look of your skin but they are also vital when we are talking about preventing heart diseases.
How about some baked salmon with a drizzle of olive oil? A balanced and nutritious diet such as the Mediterranean one will allow you to have a flawless and evened-out skin tone while staying healthy!
Now you know it, taking care of your skin is so much more than going to the store and purchasing the first moisturizing cream you see. It is about the way you live, the way you eat, the amount of water you drink, and the overall lifestyle you have.
Instead of always reaching out for the most convenient way, dedicate the time to have a wholesome approach. After all, your skin is The Largest organ in your body so might as well treat it with a lot of love!