It’s no secret that you need a good, consistent skincare regimen to achieve great skin. What many of us may not realize, however, is that what we put inside our bodies is just as important as the products we put on our bodies. That’s right! Depending on what you eat, he foods you snack on every day can do your skin a world of good, or totally wreak havoc. Here are three simple steps you can take to get gorgeously glowing skin!
1.) Add Antioxidants to Your Plate – Antioxidants are key nutrients that prevent premature aging and damage to your skin caused by free radicals. Antioxidants like vitamins A, C and E, Coenzyme-Q10, astaxanthin, beta-carotene, lutein, lycopene and selenium, can not only protect your skin from wrinkles, but can also help damaged skin cells repair themselves. You can find these nutrients in antioxidant rich foods like strawberries, blueberries, salmon, sweet potatoes, papaya, tomatoes, carrots, nuts, olives, and leafy greens like spinach.
2.) Avoid Foods That Can Cause Blemishes – If you’re battling blemishes, there are some inflammatory-causing foods you may want to avoid. Acne is an inflammatory reaction, and processed, prepackaged foods are big inflammation culprits. Dairy products and white carbs like sugar, bread and pasta can increase hormone activity, causing oilier skin and clogged pores. Sticking to a diet of clean, whole foods is your best option for clear skin!
3.) Take a Supplement, If Necessary – If you’re unable to get in all the nutrients your skin needs with your diet, you may want to take a daily supplement. A multi-vitamin is a great option for getting your daily dose of nutrients, or you can take a skincare friendly supplement like Omega 3, biotin, hyaluronic acid or flaxseed. There are also several beauty specific supplements that contain blends of vitamins and nutrients for geared specifically for the health of hair, skin and nails. Make sure to consult your doctor first!
Looking good was never so simple (or tasty, lol!). Making these three easy changes to your diet can help your skin glow from the inside out!