Nutrition for healthy skin
Before you order another batch of skincare products, stop and examine your diet. To achieve and maintain clear and healthy skin, you must compliment your skincare products with a healthy diet. Eating the right foods nourishes your skin from within and promotes rapid cell growth for younger-looking skin.
What to eat and drink
Eight glasses of water
Celebrities continue to rave about the benefits of drinking at least eight glasses a day, and we have no option but to follow suit. Increasing your water intake can reduce signs of ageing and improve skin elasticity. Water also detoxifies the body and flushes out toxins for healthier and radiant skin.
Omega 3 fatty fish
Omega 3 fatty fish such as salmon helps the body produce anti-inflammatory compounds, which alleviate skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema. They also contain a carotenoid antioxidant known as astaxanthin, famous for reversing sun damage and improving skin elasticity. Our bodies do not produce these fatty acids, so we can only obtain them through our diet.
Avocados, nuts, seeds, and fish are rich in monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, which help moisturise the skin and increase firmness and elasticity. These fats are also packed with vitamin E, which has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that protect the skin from free radical damage.
Eat vitamin C
Vitamin C is great for your skin for two reasons. It is a super antioxidant and it also aids in collagen production. Collagen is vital in maintaining skin elasticity and firmness. Oranges, lemons, guavas, berries, and sweet potatoes are excellent vitamin C sources.
What to avoid
High sugar consumption will wreak havoc on your skin. As we age, collagen production significantly decreases, causing sagging skin and wrinkles. Sugar attaches itself to the collagen protein, breaking it down faster than usual. It also exacerbates skin conditions such as acne, eczema, rosacea, etc.
When alcohol gets into your system, it brings blood up to the tissues, causing inflammation. Inflammation often manifests itself as dehydration, redness, and blotchiness and is the second major cause of skin ageing.
Now that you know how to tailor your diet for healthier skin, take our skincare quiz and find the best products for your skin type. The Skinora team will help you make a routine tailored for your specific needs.
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