Eating well has always and will always be part of good skincare. This is because your body needs the right materials to help keep your skin healthy. Your products go a long way to helping augment your skin’s ability to keep itself healthy, but without supplies that boost isn’t going to do you nearly as much good as you want. Most of us aren’t used to thinking about eating right as part of skincare simply because we were never taught to view skincare from that perspective. We typically learn about products first and only years later do we learn about lifestyles. Fortunately, lifestyle changes to cultivate beautiful skin are relatively easy. A healthy diet is good for you skin, yes, but there are some foods that are particularly good for your skin that you can focus on ensuring you’re getting enough of in your diet.
Eating Your Reds and Oranges
Vibrantly colored fruits and vegetables are a good source of compounds vital to your skin’s health. Bright red and orange ones are particularly good thanks to the pigments involved in making that color. Most of them are excellent antioxidants in addition to providing the beautiful colors we associate with fruits and vegetable like peppers and tomatoes. There should be a special place in your diet for orange fruits and vegetables though. Carrots, sweet potatoes, pumpkins, and some squashes in particular are sources of beta carotene. This is important for two reasons. Once again, beta carotene is an antioxidant, but the best part is that it is actually converted into a form of vitamin A by your body. Vitamin A is one of the big three skin friendly vitamins that helps to maintain the collagen in our bodies and thereby delay the signs of aging. It is also good for others things in your body as well. This makes these food a very healthy option for any diet.
Eating our grains is particularly good for our skin for a number of reasons. The biggest is tied to the fact that oats, like many grains, are good sources of dietary fiber. You body needs the fiber to help ensure that our digestive tract functions properly, but all that fiber plays other roles in the body as well. A healthy amount of fiber in the body is actually necessary to help regulate key parts of your body consistently. Close links have been found that tie the amount of fiber in our diets to how well our bodies are able to regulate our blood sugar. The fiber, it turns out, helps our body cope with spikes in blood sugar better. Particular grains, such as oats, are also good sources of antioxidants. These are generally useful compounds that help to reduce the amount of damage done to our bodies by free radical. Your skin will benefit in particular as minimizing free radicals will help reduce the rate of collagen decay in your skin.
They Always Come Back
Dark, leafy greens are one of those kinds of foods that turn up on every list of healthy foods. They’re here too because there is no way to avoid highlighting them because they’re perfect for your skin too. Spinach, kale, broccoli, and other greens in their small family group are absolutely full of positive vitamins and nutrients that help your skin alongside the rest of your body. Notably, they actually provide you with vitamins A, C, and E all in one food. That means one food all on its own is capable of providing you with all of the major skin friendly vitamins. What makes this even better is that dark, leafy greens are also excellent sources of antioxidants as well. In short, they are the perfect skin friendly foods.
No one thing is actually going to give you flawless skin because skincare involves juggling so many factors and only a combination of all the right lifestyle choices can help with that flawless appearance. Eating right and caring for your skin using the right skin care products is a great way to start though.