We all know that we are what we eat and the fact that nutrition is extremely important for our health.
An unhealthy diet impacts not only metabolism, weight and even organs, but also our skin!
Above all, the condition of the skin is simply a visual proof of the lifestyle we live. It is a known fact that the chances of preserving our beauty are higher with an appropriate diet.
This blog takes a look at various skin issues and the best foods that will help you to improve your skin.
- Dry and tired skin is more prone to wrinkles. In this case polyunsaturated fatty acids-omega-3 and omega–6 can be very helpful. You can find it in oily fish (mackerel, salmon, tuna, sardines or cod), pumpkin seeds, nuts and vegetable oils (particularly almond and flax). Oily fish is also a great source of vitamin E, which is one of the most important antioxidants for your skin.
- To increase skin elasticity you would need to protect elastin fibers from destruction. To maintain the volume of the under-skin layers of the epidermis you need selenium, which you can find in a wide range of products. For example, mussels, bran and wheat germ, beef, sunflower seeds, thine, turkey, lentils, red beans, herring, shrimp, dried apricots and brown rice. Selenium also helps to delay the appearance of gray hair.
- To increase the production of collagen – vitamin C is your number one hero! Your skin needs it to create collagen, which is the main structural protein that helps to keep your skin healthy. You can find it in citrus, rose-hip, broccoli ( in addition to that, it is a powerful protective agent against sun damage), kiwi, red pepper, sea buckthorn and parsley. ⠀
- Skin rejuvenation – Retinol (vitamin A) accelerates the formation of young skin cells and helps to exfoliate old. There is a wide variety of products that contain vitamin A. Carrots, pumpkin, apricots and spinach, for instance. Our body better absorbs vitamin A with vegetable oils like olive oil or avocado oil. ⠀
- Skin elasticity has been scientifically proven that flavonoids regulate the permeability of blood vessel walls and increase their elasticity. Flavonoids are rich in green tea, cocoa, apples, grapes, pomegranates, cherries, red cabbage, apricots, peaches, strawberries, currants and raspberries. ⠀
And have you seen your skin responding to any nutritional experiments? We would be interested to hear your skin beauty secrets! Contact us at [email protected]