Most of us are fully aware that processed foods, sugar, and alcohol can be disastrous for skin and bodies when we overindulge. It can be difficult to really know what you should be eating to achieve a healthy, glowing complexion. Regular exercising and a good diet, paired with a well-thought out skincare regimen will have you saying goodbye to dull skin and hello to a more radiant you in short time.
Here are some of the more common recommended foods to achieve healthier skin:
Spinach and other leafy greens like kale contain Zeaxanthin and Lutein; two excellent natural resources for eye health. They are also great sources of vitamin C and A which help promote collagen production to keep skin looking firm.
Yogurt contains high levels of protein, which help to firm skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines. Greek yogurt in particular, contains almost double the protein levels of regular yogurt, and also helps to calm irritated and dry skin. Greek yogurt eaten as a snack before bedtime provide quality nutrition that supports fat loss and muscle building, helping you forge the body of your dreams.
This is one time ladies we can have our cake and eat it too. Well, more like chocolate, and not feel bad about consuming it. Dark chocolate has a high level of cacao (at least 70%) which is useful in hydrating the skin so it appears firm and more supple. One thing though, try to avoid dark chocolate with high sugar content — the more bitter the chocolate, the better is a good thing to remember.
Fish that are high in essential omega-3 fatty acids like salmon and mackerel help to produce a natural oil barrier for the skin in addition to keeping the skin hydrated. It’s also loaded with essential with important nutrients such as Vitamin D and protein.
Not only do tomatoes taste good, but are also great for your health. Tomatoes contain a high level of lycopene, which is a substance that is used in some of the more pricy facial cleansers that are available for purchase over-the-counter. Lycopene is a red pigment which stimulates skin circulation, increasing the overall health of your skin. Tomatoes are an excellent source for keeping skin firm and taut as it aids in collagen production.