Nourish your skin from the inside out. What we eat can influence our skin in many ways. Eating a balanced diet rich in vitamins and antioxidants will keep your skin healthy and youthful. It's important to eat a balanced diet rich in antioxidants and vitamins. Here are 5 tips on what to eat and drink for healthy, glowing skin, with some skincare suggestions.
- Drink 6-8 Glasses of Water a Day:
We hear this often, but don't underestimate the power of drinking water. Drink six to eight glasses of water a day, and you'll benefit from clear, glowing skin. Water keeps your body hydrated, which can help reduce puffiness and flush out toxins. Drinking lots of water will also protect against breakouts and give you more energy! If you find it difficult to drink six to eight glasses a day, mix in a herbal tea or reach for a fruit or vegetable high in water content like watermelon or cucumber.
2. Get vitamin C from Citrus Fruits:
Vitamin C is a skincare powerhouse! It’s full of antioxidants that help defend the skin from oxidative stress, and free radicals. It also encourages collagen production to keep skin looking plump and healthy and helps ward off signs of aging. Eating citrus fruit like oranges is the most obvious way to increase your Vitamin C intake, but other great sources include broccoli, spinach, and strawberries.
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3. Collagen Production
Collagen is your body's structural protein that supports the skin, ligaments, and bones. As we age, collagen production naturally declines, which leaves the skin vulnerable to fine lines and wrinkles. To help boost collagen production in your body, increase your intake of Vitamin C (kale and broccoli), Vitamin A (dark leafy greens), Zinc (meat and fish), and Sulphur (eggs and leeks). Stay away from too much sugar and refined carbohydrates which can cause inflammation and damage collagen.
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4. Consume Vital Fatty Acids
Good fats, such as omega-3 and 6 fatty acids, are essential nutrients that the body cannot make on its own. As a result, they must be obtained from your diet. Consuming fatty acids is vital for keeping your skin healthy and preventing premature aging. Good sources of these healthy fats include fatty fish (like salmon), walnuts, or chia seeds.
5. Protect with Antioxidants
Keep your skin young and healthy by stocking up on antioxidants. Our body is exposed to toxins and chemicals from pollution and stress from the environment. To prevent free radicals from speeding up the aging process, eat plenty of fresh blueberries, kale, and sweet potatoes. Tomatoes and avocados contain antioxidants that fight inflammation.