Often when we think about improving our skin's complexion and appearance we think predominantly about skincare.
For most, if you found a face cream that gave you amazing results you would just about anything on it. But, what if we told you there was an easier and cheaper option that in fact might even give better and longer-lasting results than any skin cream on the market?
It is food. Eating the right foods and feeding your skin from within takes the condition of your skin to a place most creams couldn't even come close to. Most of the foods mentioned will surprise you and you probably have them in your kitchen already.
Fatty fish is an excellent source of Omega 3s. Salmon, mackerel and herring are great for your skin. They are rich in omega 3 which is great for maintaining the health of your skin. Omega 3 keeps the skin supple, thick and healthy. A deficiency in omega 3 is one main cause of dry skin. Omega 3 is also anti-inflammatory which is fantastic for acne suffers
Fish is also a great source of zinc. Zinc is a mineral which is important in regulating inflammation, it is vital in the production of new cells and skin health.
Red and Yellow Peppers
Red and yellow peppers contain beta-carotene which when eaten your body converts to vitamin A. Beta-carotene is also found in oranges, carrots, spinach and sweet potatoes. Just one cup is equivalent to 92% of your RDA of vitamin A. They’re also a huge source of vitamin C. Just one cup is also equivalent to 317% of your RDA of vitamin C. Vitamin C is also necessary to create collagen, the structural protein that keeps your skin firm and strong.
Avocados are multi-beneficial. They are high in ‘good’ fats. They contain vitamin C and E which are incredibly important for healthy skin. They also contain nutrients that protect your skin from sun damage.
Nuts and seeds
Nuts and seeds are great sources of lots of skin-boosting nutrients. Sunflower seeds are an excellent source of vitamin E, which is an important antioxidant for the skin. Walnuts are an important source of vitamin C and E, Zinc and protein, all nutrients your skin needs to stay looking and feeling healthy.
If you drink tea/coffee a few times a day, why not try to swap one out for a green tea. Green tea contains catechins which are powerful antioxidants. These antioxidants protect your skin from sun damage and reduce redness as well as improve its hydration, thickness and elasticity.