When it comes to beautiful skin that glows, what you put into your body may be just as important as what you put on your skin. The secret to a more youthful appearance starts with eating the right things.
Eating tomatoes may help to clear up acne due to lycopene, which not only makes tomatoes red but it is an anti-aging antioxidant. Lycopene may also protect the skin from the damaging effects of harmful UV rays. Although tomatoes are the best source of lycopene, other fruits containing lycopene include guavas, watermelon and grapefruit. Surprisingly, it is better absorbed through the body when it is cooked or processed.
Try this recipe: Roasted Tomato and Eggplant Soup
- Green Tea
There are many reasons to drink green tea and healthier, younger looking skin is one of them! Packed with antioxidants, green tea also helps to protect the skin from UV damage along with tone and moisturize dry skin. It is also high in anti-aging and anti-inflammatory properties and works just as good when used topically on the skin to reduce impurities.
Berries such as blueberries, blackberries and cherries are also filled with antioxidants. The antioxidants found in blueberries especially help to protect the skin from premature aging. Blueberries are delicious and can easily be added to your morning cereal or smoothie. Whichever way you choose to eat your blueberries, they can help treat acne and broken capillaries all while making your skin look and feel soft. Blackberries on the other hand are good for skin rejuvenation and hydration as well as maintaining the elasticity of the skin.
- Wild Salmon
Wild salmon is not only a great source of omega-3 fatty acids that keep your skin soft, but omega-3s also keep your eyes sharp and vision healthy. Other fatty fish include herring and trout, but salmon has one of the highest concentrations of omega-3 fatty acids. These fish nourish the skin with essential oils and reduce inflammation that can lead to dry skin and redness. If you’re not a fan of fish, you can opt for fish oil supplements or flaxseeds and walnuts.
Try this recipe: Miso-Glazed Wild Salmon with Sesame Asparagus
- Sweet Potatoes
Sweet potatoes contain vitamin A which helps keep your skin smooth but like carrots, also support eye health, your immune system and bone growth. Sweet potatoes also helps in the production of collagen that maintains skin’s elasticity.
Try this recipe: Crispy Baked Sweet Potato Fries
Incorporating these healthy foods into your diet will help to keep your skin glowing from the inside. Contact us to set up a free consultation to find out how we can help keep your skin glowing and protected from the outside! Our range of surgical and non-surgical treatments will have you looking and feeling your best!