” Skin care must be good enough to eat! ”
Joanna Runcimann- The Radiant Woman’s Handbook
We all love perfect skin and are in a constant search of finding a perfect skin care product that would effectively fight with our skin issues. Howsoever well informed we may be about content of our skin care product but we still end up loading chemicals into our body through our skin. Studies have found that many chemicals in skincare products such as fragrances and sunscreens have been proven to be endocrine disruptors, interfere with hormone regulation, increase the risk of feminisation of the male reproductive system, affect sperm count and low birth weight in girls as well as learning disabilities. They are also known to be carcinogenic and can cause skin and eye irritation. So we need to find the other route to our skin care regime which is healthy, effective and permanent.
This other route is to follow a healthy diet that works from inside and doesn’t harm you. But following a right diet according to your skin needs is not a cakewalk. As every body reacts differently and what works for one person may not work for another. Our today’s article is all about discussing changes that one need to make in their daily food chart to fight with specific skin issues.
The first thing that dermatoligist suggest for patients with acne breakout problem is to keep a check on their sugar and dairy intake. Everyones body metabolic rate is different and how much quantity of sugar and dairy you can have in your daily diet varies person to person. So either you can find it by trial and error method by experimenting with your diet or ask your dietician to find it. Now talking about food items that you need to add in your daily diet is pulses, wholegrains, fruit and vegetables which should include high fiber food.
Adding Vitamin A and Beta carotene to your daily diet will help in strengthening skin’s protective barrier. It also helps in moisturizing and plumping up the skincells and make it look healthy. Avocados, nuts and seeds are rich source of vitamin E and helps in skin repair. The other food items that you can add to your daily diet are coconut, tangerines and cucumber. The best thing is they are easy to get and delicious to eat.
If you too feel that there are some hidden oil refineries beneath your skin and want to shut them down permanently then do check on your intake of sugar and processed food. Soft drinks, lollies, milkshakes and icecreams are double threat to your oily skin. As they are not only rich in sugar but also comes under high processed foods. Now talking about what to eat then cucumber, green vegetables, citrus food, flax seeds, soy products, walnuts and almonds are best thing to put your hands on.
Want to get rid of stubborn spots and dark patches then you need to add some antioxidants, carotenoids, vitamin C, lycopene and omega 3 fatty acids. For this add tomatoes, green vegetables, citrus food, berries, legumes, papaya and salmon fish in your regular diet.
The main problem of ageing skin is to prevent free radicals and to boost the production of collagen which helps in smoothening out wrinkles. So add a colorful diet to your daily regime which should have red bell peppers, papaya, blue berries, broccoli, Spinach, nuts, avocado, sweet potatoes and pomegranate seeds. The more colorful food item you pick the better is it’s free radical fighting abilities.
DISCLAIMER- You are not going to witness visible changes in overnight and you need to be working on your diet patiently and religiously before you find any noticeable change in your skin health. A nutrient rich diet for healthy skin is just about building strong foundation.
Want to know more about what to eat for healthy skin then click the link below:- Eat This for That: The Proper Diet For Healthy Skin