Food is one of the cornerstones of youthful skin. So if you want to look and feel beautiful with a smooth, supple, and glowing complexion, you must map out your diet well enough to contain all the good things that can help slow down your skin’s ageing and keep it healthy.
- Omega-3-rich fish. Salmon, herring, mackerel, and other fatty foods are rich sources of omega-3 fatty acids, known for maintaining skin health. With a good dose of these fatty acids in your daily diet, you can help bust your problems with dry skin and acne breakouts. They can even make your skin less sensitive to the harmful effects of the sun’s UV rays. As if those are not enough, fatty fish has enough antioxidants to counter the effects of inflammation and free radicals. Yes, they are not only tasty but also particularly heavy on vitamin E, the main ingredient in SkinCeuticals Phloretin CF, one of the most effective topical skincare solutions out there with the most amazing results against photodamage, wrinkles, and age lines.
- Plump and juicy tomatoes are food for the skin. They are a powerful source of vitamin C and have lutein, lycopene, and beta carotene—carotenoids that help maintain skin health. To get the most out of tomatoes, take them with an excellent fat source like olive oil or cheese. That would boost the absorption of all the carotenoids to counter wrinkling and sun damage.
- Dark chocolate. Dark chocolate has high levels of antioxidants, resulting in hydrated, thicker, and less sensitive skin. A study showed that eating high antioxidant chocolate helps the skin to endure twice as much UV radiation before it burns. To get the best without exposing your health to the harmful effects of too much sweets consumption, keep your chocolates with 70% cocoa and as less sugar as possible.
- Avocados are wonder fruits that could lend the skin some healthy fats to keep it moisturised and flexible, resulting in more supple skin. Some studies also show that avocados contain compounds and nutrients that help protect the skin against UV damage, which causes wrinkles and age lines. They are also packed with vitamins C and E, two known vitamins to foster better skin health.
- Walnuts are good sources of essential fatty acids omega-3 and omega-6 that the body could not produce on its own, but whose benefits to skin health are tantamount. For example, these fatty acids could help bust inflammations that bring in blemishes. So by adding walnuts to your diet, you could help prevent your skin from psoriasis and other conditions caused by inflammation.
Food is not the only answer to achieving youthful-looking skin, but it could help. Certain elements in various food groups could strengthen your fight against the usual skin problems like fine lines, wrinkles, crow’s feet, dryness, and many more. So if you are to enhance your skincare, it would be nice to start by looking at your food intake.