Top foods for a healthy skin
As many of you know radiant skin also needs to come from what we eat as well as having a great skincare routine at home. What you eat hugely impacts that dewy glow everyone wants. Here's a list of some of the top foods to make you luminous from the inside out.
Kale & Leafy Greens
Often considered superfoods, kale and other leafy greens contain vitamins A, C and K. Dark greens contain folate, which is vital for DNA repair. Beta carotene, a powerful antioxidant that renews and repairs the skin.
They are full of antioxidants fighting against free radical damage. They also contain vitamins A, C, E, and K along with magnesium and potassium. Blueberries are great for acne as they balance hormones and have anti inflammatory factors.
Not that we needed another reason to have smashed avocado for brunch, but here's a few:
- Avocados are super high in good fats omega 3 and 6, making them incredibly hydrating for the skin. Which is why people not only eat them but use them for diy homecare.
- Avocado also contains a good amount of your daily B complex needs, which helps combat dark spots.
Most nuts contain high amounts of healthy fats along with other protein and minerals. Nuts such as almonds are full of magnesium and vitamin E to help repair cell damage. They also have an anti inflammatory effect and even lower your risk of cardiovascular disease.
Salmon & Other Fatty Fish
Everyone knows fish is full of the omega's. Without these essential fatty acids, your skin struggles to absorb any other hydration you would normally get from water intake or topical products. Recommendations are you consume at minimum 1000mg daily. Benefits on the skin have been seen when taken in higher doses.
Can't be bothered eating fish daily? Try a supplement in capsule form. O Cosmedics EFA'S MAX COMPLEX - High strength fish oil 1000mg, 100 caps $40
This list could go on and on but I'll leave it with these few. And lastly, which food is the worst for the skin? Sugar! Avoid it, throw it away. There are lots of problems it creates in the body and skin. Eating a lot can cause a collagen breakdown known as glycation, where your skin begins to look creased and wrinkly. That should be reason enough to cut it out, or at least to try and cut down.
*Disclaimer* We are not medical professionals, if you are thinking about changing your diet, please consult your doctor.