The Relationship Between Food & Skin
A healthy and glowing skin doesn’t isn’t always just the result of right skincare & skincare routine, it is a combination of many things including the right nutrition! The condition of our skin often reflects what we eat and highlights how important the relationship between food & skin really is!
Getting a gorgeous, healthy, and glowing skin can only be possible if the correct skincare regime is followed with a healthy skin diet that compliments your skin type!
In What Ways Can Diet Affect the Skin
Diet can have a major impact on your skin through various ways including:
Affecting Moisture Levels: Drinking lots of water daily is one of the healthiest diet habits you can build for a healthy-looking skin! When you are having enough water then your inner organs and the rest of your body are provided with moisture that was lost through sweat and other natural processes throughout the day!
Affecting Wrinkles: Having foods rich in healthy oils and omega-3 fatty acids on a regular basis can boost the collagen production in the skin. By doing this, the skin will overall become a lot smoother & suppler. All of this helps in the prevention of premature wrinkles & developing saggy skin.
Can Prevent Melanoma: Melanoma is a dangerous form of skin cancer that occurs due to sever sun damage. Apart from following the basics to fight sun damage, like using the correct clothing and wearing a sunscreen, having a diet that is rich in leafy greens and fish also helps greatly.
Can Affect Blemishes: Acne & Scarring have always had quite the complex relationship with food! It’s always best to stay away from sugary and high-fat foods. More on this, we’ll discuss in a bit!
How Certain Foods Can Affect Your Skin
Studies have shown that diet consisting of highly processed food and refined carbohydrates can cause mild inflammation in the body that eventually aggravates the skin and causes issues like acne!
We’ve talked about UV Rays and how sun damage can cause so many skin issues over time, before. To add to this, diet can also play a part in fighting the effects of UV rays damage on our skin! Eating antioxidant-rich foods like fruits and vegetables help to fight free radicals (formed due to exposure to UV rays) and improve your overall skin texture.
Foods To Improve Your Skin!
Fish: Consumption of fish has often been linked to great looking skin and rightly so! Fish is a brilliant source of protein that is essential for collagen and elastic production. Apart from this, Fish also contains omega-3 fatty acids that reduce inflammation and promote a healthy-looking skin!
Fruits & Vegetables: Richly colored fruits and vegetables get most of their colour from compounds known as carotenoids, and some of these carotenoids can be converted into Vitamin A, which is by far one of the most essentials Vitamins for skin cell reproduction! Also, they are rich in Vitamin C which is essential for the manufacturing of collagen. Apart from this, the fact that both carotenoids & Vitamin C are antioxidants that help in fighting free radicals is just the icing on the cake.
Foods To Avoid!
Carbs & Sugars: White bread, sweets, white rice, sugary drinks, etc should be avoided and in fact be replaced with food that have ‘good carbs’ such has whole grains, and healthy vegetables. Also fruits have the wrinkle-fighting anti-oxidants that reduce the overall carbohydrate load in your diet.
The healthier you eat, the better your skin looks! This holds true even if you are following the prefect skincare regime!