Nutrition has a major impact on your skin. A healthy diet will show up on your face just as an unhealthy diet will. Next time your skin is not looking and feeling its best, try changing your eating habits to a clear skin diet including the following nourishing foods to hydrate and rejuvenate your skin. Give up the processed food and switch to nature’s best. You will notice the difference.
Help retain moisture and build up your skin's barrier by eating salmon, tuna, trout and herring. These fish are high in omega-3 fatty acids, known to help prevent dry, dull skin. Flax seed is another food rich in omega-3 and can be found in breads and cereals.
Rich in vitamin E, nuts are a delicious way to rejuvenate your skin. Vitamin E prevents cell damage from oxidation and is good protection from the sun’s harmful UV rays.
Vitamin E-rich avocado also has monounsaturated fats, which keep skin moist and helps prevent aging while reducing inflammation.
A beta-carotene-rich root vegetable, sweet potato also contains vitamin A, an important nutrient for preventing dry skin. Antioxidants like this help repair tissue damage, warding off premature aging.
Oysters contain very high levels of zinc, which creates collagen. Other zinc-rich foods are beans, wheat germ and beef.
Olive oil is a nutritional powerhouse for your skin. It contains vitamin E, monounsaturated fats, and omega-3 fatty acids. It also protects your skin from UV rays and dry skin and eczema.
Use the whole veggie when you eat cucumbers. The skin is silica-rich. Silica adds moisture and skin elasticity. They also have vitamin A and vitamin C, which help to soothe skin and fight damage.
Over time you will see (and feel) the difference a healthy diet can make. The rewards of healthier skin and a more beautiful you far outweigh the bad eating habits you give up. And if you have any skin conditions that you’re concerned about, be sure to contact your board-certified dermatologist for a consultation.