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Eating foods that are unhealthy for you can damage our organs as well as cause weight gain. Not only that, but it can also cause damage to our skin, yes you heard me right, damage to our skin.
Eating foods such as sweets, coffee, sodas, fried foods, cakes, and oh so many more, is definitely an indulgence. But eating these types of foods can cause blemishes to pop up or even a rash-like patch of pimples to break out as well as making our skin age up faster.
Your diet right here, right now, can cause damage to your skin, causing it to age up faster, cause wrinkles, make it dry and scaly, and make our skin break out with acne. But worry not, if what we eat can cause our skin to age faster, then can the reverse be true as well? After researching and reading articles, I have finally found the answer. Studies have shown that certain nutrients in our diet have a connection in wrinkles reduction, skin radiance, and acne prevention.
So here in my blog, we will discuss 8 foods for amazing skin.
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Avocados are full of fats, but these fats are healthy fats. These fats help improves your body's condition as well as improving your skin health. Studies have shown that these fats help your skin supple and moisturized. Also, avocados contain compounds that can help protect the skin from UV damage, which can cause wrinkles and other signs of aging. It is also chock full of Vitamin E, an antioxidant that can protect our skin from oxidative stress, Vitamin A, Vitamin D, And phytonutrients.
Avocados can also be used as a face mask to help improve our face's condition, helping reduce wrinkles since avocados can penetrate the cells at the deepest level, which means that using avocados as a face mask, we help our skin get a direct dose of all the nutrients and vitamins it contains.
Not only are avocados tasty they are also healthy for you, whether you ingest them or you apply them topically.
One thing to note about avocados, the Vitamin E that it contains seems to be more effective when it is combined with Vitamin C, which is also an essential nutrient needed for healthy skin.
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Fatty fishes which include Salmon, Anchovies, Mackerel, Tuna, Sardines, and more are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which are important in making your skin healthy and flexible. These fatty acids help your skin stay supple and moisturized as well as reducing inflammations and acne, and make your skin less sensitive to UV rays. A deficiency in omega-3 can cause your skin to become rough and dry.
Not only are fatty fishes a good source of omega-3 fats, but they are also high in Vitamin E, which is an important antioxidant for the skin which helps fight against free radicals and inflammations.
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Dark chocolate is made up of cocoa, it contains flavonols, which is a strong type of antioxidants. This can make your skin firmer and more supple. Eating cocoa can help your skin become more hydrated, making it less dry, flaky, and scaly, improve wrinkles and skin thickness, as well as making it less sensitive to UV rays, making it more resistant to sunburns and aging.
Just be sure to only eat dark chocolates that contain at least 70% cocoa, with less sugar, for maximum flavonol content and benefits.
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Green tea is a lightly caffeinated beverage that is full of antioxidants called catechins. This catechins can help protect our skin against UV damage, improves the hydration, texture, elasticity, and thickness of our skin, as well as having anti-inflammatory properties, which can help reduce redness as well as acne.
One thing to note about drinking green tea, make sure not to drink it with milk since there is a strong evidence that says that drinking green tea with milk reduces its effectiveness.
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Walnuts are high in essential fatty acids, these are fats that our body cannot produce on its own. They are a good source of omega-3 fats which can help reduce inflammation in our body, including the skin, as well as help amp up your body's collagen production, which improves the skin's elasticity. It is also a good source of zinc, which is needed by the skin to heal and rejuvenate.
Bell peppers can come in a variety of colors, it can be green, red, or even yellow. These bell peppers are an excellent source of beta-carotene, which is where Vitamin A comes from. Not only are they a good source of Vitamin A, but they are also one of the best sources of Vitamin C, which is necessary for collagen production, as well as reducing wrinkles and dry skin. It is also packed full of the antioxidant carotenoids which can help decrease sensitivity to UV rays.
A single cup of chopped bell peppers contains 92% of the Recommended Daily Intake needed for Vitamin A and 317% of the RDI for Vitamin C.
Carrots are vegetables with bright orange color, this shows that it contains high levels of beta-carotene, which is converted into Vitamin A. Studies has shown that this vitamin can help reduce the skin's oil production as well as help improve the skin condition psoriasis.
Tomatoes are an amazing source of Vitamin C and it also contains all of the major carotenoids, including lycopene. Studies have shown that eating foods rich in Vitamin C, carotenoids, and lycopene can help us have healthier skin with fewer wrinkles, younger looking skin, as well as protection against damages from the sun.
☤One Last Thing☤
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Getting a healthy glowing skin is not that hard, as long we maintain a healthy lifestyle with plenty of exercises, as well as eating healthy and nutritious meals, we will definitely have a younger, healthy, and glowing skin.
So try these foods now and see your skin improve day by day.
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