Good nutrition starts with maintaining a balanced diet!
In order to take good care of your skin or address specific skin challenges, you need to focus more on a particular set of nutrients (within your foods) and make some dietary adaptions.
In other words, create a balanced diet focusing on the foods that will impact your skin problem. For example, to fight aging skin, one of the best foods to snack on is nuts, such as almonds, Brazil nuts, sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds.
Almonds are known to prevent the premature appearance of wrinkles, pimples, blackheads and dry skin. While sunflower and pumpkin seeds are great sources of vitamin E and fiber, which can rush to the rescue when it comes to the redness associated with rosacea and erythema, as well as lessen the appearance of stretch marks.
Now, Brazil nuts have a high consistency of vitamin A and E that are ideal for people with dry skin. Dryness speeds up aging, so to prevent it, one must consume some of these nuts daily, but in moderation. Also, the mineral selenium within Brazil nuts will improve elasticity of your skin and help fight off skin infections.
Other Ingredients For Healthy Skin
Another set of ingredients that one should use in their weekly food preparations are the two spices: saffron and curry. They will help to alleviate dry skin and inflammation within your body; and on top of it, these spices will enhance the flavor of your food. How great is that? Healthy and tasty.
In addition, another fantastic ingredient used for antiaging is green tea. It is a great antioxidant and it helps to increase collagen production in the body. Make sure to sip green tea at least once a day. If a plain green tea is too rough on your taste buds, then look for some blends, like green tea with grapefruit, or green tea with peach and sweet vanilla. And if you drink green tea and then use a skin care product that contains the same ingredient in it (like the body lotion mentioned in the video below) you will boost the effects.
Skin Care Foods That Will Slow Down Aging
For anyone, let it be a woman or man, who wants to look younger eating leafy greens is the way to go. Your smartest choices are: kale, Swiss chard, spinach, arugula, bok choy, butter leaf, romaine, radicchio and other collard greens.
If you care to improve wrinkles or a few fine lines, make sure to eat foods with high levels of malic acid. It is a form of vitamin C and can be found in a variety of berries, like cherries, blueberries, blackberries, boysenberries, goji berries and black currant. The list includes other fruit… like red grapes, apples, tomatoes, oranges, lemons and limes.
All of these citric acids can be applied to your skin to help reduce the appearance of liver spots, minimize enlarged pores and blotchiness on your face. As you might have guessed, vitamin C fights against free radicals that harm your skin and promotes elastin that assists in generating new skin. People who fight acne should also use topical vitamin C for faster recovery and pore healing. For more info, feel free to visit facial skin care products page.
Healthy Foods If Your Skin Needs Firming
If you recently gave birth or lost a lot of weight, you might have some skin that needs firming. In this situation, look for foods that contain more fatty acids, which assist with skin’s elasticity. Such foods include avocados, fish and nuts.
Make sure to always have the following set of nuts in your pantry: pecans, cashews, almonds and Brazil nuts. Hyaluronic acid is very effective, and it can be found in foods such as broccoli, Brussels sprouts, potatoes, soy, green peppers and oranges. You can also purchase concentrated versions of hyaluronic acid in both pill and liquid formats.
Some other skin-firming foods are ones that are loaded with minerals and vitamins, such as beets, Swiss chard, kale, spinach, turnips, mustard greens, collard greens, cauliflower and onions. Most of these contain vitamin K, which is one of the important vitamins that our bodies need, because without it, our blood would not clot.
Now, vitamin E is very effective for stretch marks, so focus on eating vitamin E rich foods, like turnip greens, tomatoes, avocados, wheat germ, almonds and sunflower seeds.
You can consider taking a vitamin E supplement, but if you are pregnant, please consult with your doctor first. A topical cream containing vitamin E will provide the same benefits for your skin care as a supplement would.
Papaya and guava has a set of enzymes that will help to stimulate firmness in your skin. Besides, these enzymes are known to reduce the appearance of stretch marks. Grape seed is one of the powerful ingredients that should be thrown into the mix, as well, because it is great for overall collagen stimulation. Feel free to include it in your daily routine.
The right combination of foods mixed with quality natural skin care products can transform the appearance of your skin. Obviously, you can’t expect fantastic results if you are not consistent.
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