Do you have a strategy in place to really treat you skin right? After all, it’s the first thing people see when they look at you, so why do so many of us neglect our skin? Why don’t we take the time to eat amazing foods that keep our skin healthy and youthful? Why don’t we take the time to strategize what we should eat, drink and put on our face to make it look its dewy, supple, youthful best?
I thought it would be a good time to look at the foods we should also consider adding to our mix that will help our skin glow from the inside out. Here some suggestions to help you get your Glow On:
- Eat plenty of foods rich in vitamin C such as strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, broccoli, oranges, papaya, and sweet potatoes. These antioxidant rich and yummy tasting foods all help produce collagen which strengthens and firms your skin.
- Make sure you get enough omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids. You can find omega-3 in oily fish, as well as in plant sources like linseeds and flax oil. For omega-6 try safflower, sunflower and corn oils. These oils lubricate your skin and give it a healthy supple glow.
- Eat foods that contain sulphur like garlic and onions because they help keep your skin smooth and they add depth of flavor to your food.
- Eat foods rich in vitamin E too. Try to incorporate foods such as almonds, avocado, hazelnuts, pine nuts and sunflower and corn oils. Not only do they satiate you, but they really help beautify your skin.
- Eat Zinc-rich foods like wheatgerm, pumpkin seeds, sardines and oysters because they help to repair skin damage and keep skin soft and supple.
- Foods rich in vitamin A help stimulate the growth of new skin. Foods like eggs, milk, oily fish, and fortified cereals are all good sources of vitamin A.
- Eat some sesame seeds or a few dried apricots every day. They’re full of iron to help improve your skin tone.
- Drink plenty of water to rehydrate your skin - aim for eight glasses a day. Tea, coffee and juices do count, but for really great skin stick to plain water and don’t smoke.
- Vitamin B2 or riboflavin really help your skin GLOW! The best sources include beef, cheese, eggs and liver.