You know how your parents always told you to act appropriately, dress well, and do your best to impress? Well, what you look like on the outside is often a reflection of what you’re bearing on the inside. What I mean by that is that your skin is literally a reflection of how you’re treating your body on a daily basis.
If you’re not looking so great these days, then you need to start with what you are putting into your body. I’ve mentioned on more occasions that I can remember just how important it is to stay healthy and make good nutritional choices a focal part of your daily routine.
Poor nutrition habits age you quickly. They can cause your skin to look loose, wrinkly, dried out, and deflated. Many products on the market today contain ingredients that come from well-known sources of nutrition such as plants, fruits, and vegetables.
Consuming generous amounts of these healthy foods can give your skin that youthful look and feel that you’re hoping for. While some people will ignore everything I’m saying and head to the beauty store, others will take some action and perhaps begin incorporating the vitamins and antioxidants that I’m about to share with you now. If you want to look better and feel better then you must eat better.
Food To Eat For Better Looking Skin
There are certain foods that you’re going to want to start consuming if you’re not already. I’ll do my best to break them down here and give you the full run down. Remember, we’ve got a health and foods section here that you can check out should you not be familiar with any foods or diet jargon.
Yellow and Orange Fruits and Veggies
If you’re not eating sweet potatoes, carrots, mangoes, papaya or then you might be at greater risk of getting skin cancer than those doing so. Seriously, the beta-carotene in the fruits and veggies acts as a natural sunscreen and it helps reduce the risk of getting skin cancer.
If you’re eating sunflower oil, corn oil, safflower oil and other types of vegetable oils, then you’re off to a great start. These oils can help better protect your collagen levels and also protect your skin from getting too much damage from the sun. The main reason it helps is due to the vitamin E within the oils. Grab a healthy bag of sunflower seeds and start adding them to your salads. They’re absolutely delicious in a spinach and goat cheese salad.
Related: All About Vitamin E Creams
You know just how important collagen production is if you want to keep your skin looking perfect. You also know that skin pigmentation can be a real battle when off-balance. Well, consuming citrus fruits can help you out a bunch in this department. Not sure which to consume? Just ask! I’d start by going for some kiwi, strawberries, bell peppers, oranges, apples and more. In fact, if I had to make a choice, I’d say that citrus fruits are the most important to eat strictly due to their high vitamin C concentration.
Milk, Egg Yolk, and Cheese
We all know how useful retinol is in skin care. Well, it’s quite possible that consuming natural products such as milk, liver, cheese, and egg yolks can help boost your retinol levels. As a result of eating all these delicious foods, your skin may become less wrinkled and also have fewer pigmentation issues.
Related: What Is Retinol?
Seafood and Nuts
The main reason you want to consume seafood is to reap the benefits of the omega-3 fatty acids. This can be found in salmon, sardines, and mackerel. While I typically only go for the salmon, if you’re brave enough you can try the others. I also suggest giving flaxseed oil a shot or some chia seeds. Omega-3 fatty acids help reduce skin redness and it also helps better protect your natural skin barrier.
Honestly, there’s a long list of great foods that you should consume daily for better-looking skin but this is the condensed versus for easier digesting (pun intended)!
Start eating healthy and I promise you will definitely feel better without a doubt! Not to mention, your skin will look much better as well.