Foods to Feed your Skin!

To maintain the healthy glow you get from our products, it’s important to eat a diet rich in skin saving foods. That will give your skin an even bigger boost. The following are some healthy suggestions to incorporate in your diet:

  1. Fatty fish

    • Fatty fish (salmon, mackerel, and herring) are great foods for your skin. They are rich in omega 3 fatty acids which are necessary to keep your skin supple and moisturized. They also reduce inflammation which can lead to redness and acne. Additionally, they make your skin stronger to fight off the sun’s harmful rays. Vitamin E, one of the most important antioxidants for your skin, is also found in fatty fish like the ones mentioned above. Finally, zinc which regulates inflammation and production of new skin cells, is another important nutrient found in fatty fish.

  2. Avocados

    • Avocados are high in healthy fats, which are great for keeping skin moisturized and supple. Additionally, avocados can help protect your skin from UV damage. It’s also another source of vitamin E and C, the antioxidants that protect you from oxidative damage caused by the sun and environment.

  3. Walnuts

    • Walnuts are a good source of essential fatty acids such as omega 3 and 6. They contain a good ratio of these acids which can fight inflammatory response. Walnuts also contain vitamin E, C, and selenium as well as protein needed for skin to stay healthy

  4. Sweet potatoes

    • Sweet potatoes carry beta carotene which gets converted to vitamin A. This acts as a natural sunblock. When eaten, this antioxidant protects your skin cells from UV exposure, which can prevent burns and wrinkled skin.

  5. Red and Yellow peppers

    • Peppers are another excellent source of beta carotene. It also contains vitamin C which is responsible for creating the protein collagen that keeps skin strong and firm. A research study confirmed that eating plenty of vitamin C was linked to a reduced risk of wrinkled and dry skin.

  6. Broccoli

    • Broccoli is a great source of zinc, vitamin A, and vitamin C. It also contains lutein, a carotenoid that protects skin from sun damage. They’re packed with a compound called sulforaphane which protects against skin cancer. It’s also a powerful agent against sun damage.

  7. Tomatoes

    • Tomatoes are an excellent source of vitamin C and contains all major carotenoids such as lycopene. These have been shown to protect skin against damage from the sun. It can also be helpful in warding off wrinkles.

  8. Soy

    • soy contains isoflavones which can reduce wrinkles and improve skin elasticity. Not only do they protect your skin from UV radiation but they also can prevent some skin cancers.

  9. Dark chocolate

    • Dark chocolate can lead to thicker, more hydrated skin. In a study where participants consumed cocoa powder, they experienced less rough and scaly skin and were less sensitive to sunburn. Another study showed that eating dark chocolate every day allowed skin to withstand over twice as much UV radiation before burning.

  10. Green tea

    • Green tea may protect your skin from sun damage and aging. It also improves the moisture, thickness, and elasticity in the skin.

Amanda Bremer