This time of year, everything is about food and family! The holidays get a bad rep because so much of the food makes us pack on a few extra pounds, but today I’m going to teach you how to load up your plate with skin food so that yours will be happy and glowing!
Did you know that there’s a strong connection between diet and skin problems? Disorders like acne, psoriasis, eczema, hyperpigmentation and rosacea can improve or worsen drastically with changes in diet. Even the hydration and tone of your skin is influenced by what you eat!
If you’re consistently finding yourself in the drive through, using processed foods, drinks, and sugar to give you energy throughout the day, that dull skin appearance may not just be in your head.
While what we put ON our skin product-wise is important, what we feed our skin from the inside is equally important.
Here are some tips for getting the vitamins and nutrients your skin will love.
First and foremost, make sure you’re throwing back enough water DAILY. Getting your water intake only a few times a week just doesn’t do it. Your skin is 64% water, so try to make sure you’re drinking half your body weight in ounces daily. This means someone who weighs 160 lbs. will want to be drinking 80 ounces of water daily!
Vitamin A keeps your skin cells turning over! Retinol is a topical derivative of vitamin A, but also getting the vitamin in through your foods can help with skin conditions and anti-aging. High vitamin A foods include sweet potatoes, carrots, kale/spinach, and fish.
Vitamin C keeps your skin bright and merry! Topically it’s used to fight pigmentation and sun damage in the skin. You can get your vitamin C with oranges, lemon juice, kale/spinach (seeing a trend, here?), berries, and peppers.
Vitamin E keeps your skin hydrated! You can get your vitamin E with almonds, spinach/kale, sweet potato, and avocado.
Antioxidants fight damage from sun and pollutants in the air. They are skin heroes, and you love them! Dark chocolate and berries are loaded with them!
To view the 25 top foods that overflow with all of these skin-loving vitamins, click here!