Best Foods For Healthy Skin
Did you know that certain foods can improve your skin? We’ve all heard the buzz-words like “anti-oxidant,” but what food exactly should you be eating? At Renew Dermatology and Laser Center, we’ve put together a short list of good foods to eat, and why they’re good for your skin.
Eat: Apricots, carrots, and other yellow and orange fruits and vegetables
Why: The beta-carotene, an orange plant pigment, ignites a healthy glow that begins on the inside.
Eat: Spinach, kale, and other green leafy vegetables
Why: They’re one of the top sources of beta carotene, a powerful antioxidant that helps repair and renew your skin to give it a youthful glow.
Why: Tomatoes contain lycopene, and the lycopene content in your skin will increase and naturally, your skin will naturally be like a baby’s skin.
Why: No matter what form blueberries take in your diet, their many vitamins and nutrients can be good for your skin. Blueberries are rich in fiber as well as vitamins A and C, while low in saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium. They are also a good source of antioxidants, and can be eaten raw, cooked with other foods, or dried for use in tea.
Eat: Peas, lentils and beans
Why: Some legumes contain additional nutrients, such as zinc or vitamin B6. Zinc is a mineral that contributes to tissue growth and repair; it helps keep your skin and hair healthy.
Eat: Mackerel, salmon, and other fatty fish
Why: Monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats that are found in fatty fish, provide essential fatty acids which act as a natural moisturiser for your skin, keeping it supple.
Why: Nuts and seeds are good for your health. But aside from filling a hunger gap with good fats, fiber and protein, they can help make skin supple, smooth and younger looking.
While it’s good to stock up on these foods, it’s also important to know that other foods can damage your skin. Stay away from refined carbohydrates and unhealthy fats, like those French fries.
Most of the foods that are good for your skin are good for your health as well, so focus on a healthy diet rather than just healthy skin.