I often get asked what food do I implement into my lifestyle that gives my skin the sort of glow and radiance it has. Well, there is no chemistry involved in getting a healthy skin. All you need to do is to constantly look after your skin by eating healthy, getting a good amount of facials and drinking lots of water to keep you and your skin hydrated, going to bed at the right time, and more. The list is unlimited. We all know that healthy skin starts from the inside out. What we put into our bodies reflects on the outside. Ofcourse, food is definitely a major player. There are certain food groups to pay close attention to if you’re looking to improve the overall appearance of your skin. Consider adding the following foods to your diet for glowing, healthier-looking skin.
It’s widely known that avocados are beneficial to both our skin and hair. The healthy fats present in avocados can help with a variety of skin issues including sensitivity, redness, fighting free radicals. Avocados also help your skin retain water, so you’ll be left with a supple and plump appearance.
Another food full of good fat is salmon, which does wonders for your skin. Salmon is rich in omega 3s and is known as an anti-inflammatory food. It helps prevent inflammation from the inside out and can help repair skin that’s already damaged. Eating salmon can also help other skin issues such as dryness, irritation, and discoloration.
Yes, I said fermented foods! This includes sauerkraut, kombucha, yoga, and kimchi to name a few. The fermentation of food helps create probiotics and enzymes that weren’t already present in these foods. As you already know, probiotics and enzymes are both essential for healthy and normal body functions, such as digestion. Since this targets our gut health, these foods also have a direct impact on our skin.
It might sound very obvious to eat green vegetables in this case, but it’s true. Dark, leafy greens such as kale, spinach, arugula, and broccoli are loaded with skin benefits. They’re packed with vitamins that promote collagen production for more youthful looking skin.
While blueberries are delicious, they have a surprising amount of anti-aging benefits. They’re already found in plenty of skincare products thanks to their wrinkle-fighting abilities, but the antioxidant properties also help protect against environmental aggressors. Blueberries are also full of vitamin A which can help balance your skin.