Products on the market claim all sorts of miracle skin-clearing cures, but before you start looking around for a medication, it’s important to reflect on your diet to see if you’re doing everything in your power to give your body what it needs for healthy, glowing skin.
Did someone say chocolate? Yes, chocolate contains cocoa, which has the power of hydrating skin to keep it firm and supple. Dark chocolate in particular contains high level of flavonols, a potent kind of antioxidant. Antioxidants are nutrients that can help prevent and repair tissue damage. Antioxidants slow down and prevent the effect of free radicals, which are responsible for starting oxidation, a process that causes skin damages from oxygen. Antioxidants can help protect skin from the dangerous effects of the sun, and unlike sunscreens (which are necessary anytime your outdoors), antioxidants can protect your skin from the inside out.
Vitamins A, C, and E are also helpful, as they encourage cell and tissue growth to help the body repair itself throughout its constant shedding and growing cycles. A great and tasty way to get vitamin A in is by snacking on non- to low-fat varieties of yogurt with no sugar added. You’ll be supplying your body with healthy protein and vitamins which will enhance your immune system and as a direct result, give you clear and skin. Throw some blueberries into the mix and you have a skin-rejuvenating combination. Blueberries are rich in antioxidants and tasty little treats used as powerful fighters against premature aging.
Keep your skin’s cell membranes glowing with bi-weekly servings of salmon. Salmon is full of omega-3 fatty acids that are critical to your overall health because if the cell walls are strengthened, the more apt the body will be able to retain and make the skin more vibrant. This is unlike salt because salt only attracts water into the skin cells and makes you bloated, while omega-3’s are strengthening the cells’ water retention system.
Vitamin E, as mentioned early, is great for healthy, happy skin. Almonds supply plenty of vitamin E for the body and are rich in monounsaturated fat, known as the food fat. Avocados also contain the good fats which are known for lowering cholesterol and keeping cell membranes strong.