What you eat can be as important as the creams and serums you put on your skin. Your diet truly shows on your skin. An unhealthy diet can make you break out, effect hormone balance and create inflammation (redness). I have created a guide on what to eat for an even better complexion and foods that benefit your health greatly. Enjoy!
First things first, vitamins and nutrients are very important for overall health and skin. Many people take vitamins in pill form, however taking your vitamins through food has many advantages. For example, when you eat a dark leafy green like kale, you are not just getting one vitamin. While eating you will get an abundance of vitamins such as, B, K ,and E vitamins.
Vitamin A is essential for the growth and renewal of cells. When applied with a cream or serum, it can boost collagen production. Foods with vitamin A: Egg yolks and dairy.
Vitamin B increases fatty acids in the skin which ultimately promotes skin firmness and exfoliation of dead skin cells. Foods with vitamin B: Yeast, eggs, liver, vegetables.
Vitamin C is known for making a solid and better immune system, however it has many important uses for your skin. Vitamin C gives your skin elasticity and structure. Foods with vitamin C: citrus fruits, broccoli, pepper, berries, and tomatoes.
Vitamin D is purely the essential for the development of skin cells. Foods with vitamin D: egg yolks, salmon, fortified milk, and yogurt.
Vitamin E is an antioxidant that helps build healthy skin tissue. This prevents sagging and premature aging from sun damage. Foods with vitamin E: wheat germ, leafy greens, nuts, and whole grains.
Fat is extremely important for the skin and health for the entire body. It is important if you want soft skin and shiny hair. Foods with good fats: olive oil, avocado, omega-3 fats, fatty fish and seeds.
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