How to Eat Your Way to Healthy Glowing Skin
Daylight savings means we are getting closer to summer. This means more pool parties, beach vacations, and pretty much anything that requires less clothes and more skin.
Despite all the skincare products in these streets, what you apply on your skin can only do so much, BUT it’s what you eat that has a direct impact.
Your diet can cause acne, dullness, dryness, oiliness, or even dark under-eye circles.
And that's not sexy.
We already know what we need to eat to get snatched. Now, lets talk about foods to avoid and ones that can help you get glowing skin.
Foods to AVOID for Clearer Skin
Refined carbs like pasta made with white flour, sodas, and processed meat can lead to blood sugar regulation issues and spiked insulin levels; leading to inflamed, dull, or puffy skin.
Too much alcohol can dehydrate the skin, making it appear dry, and consuming too much sugar can cause wrinkles.
For all the cheese lovers, dairy can have a major impact on the skin, causing acne breakouts. Not trying to be too scientific, but milk contains components related to testosterone hormone that can stimulate oil glands in the skin, setting the stage for acne.
Foods BEST for Clear Skin
To promote clearer skin, you want to focus on nutrient-dense foods. What is nutrient-dense foods? These are foods low in calories but high in nutrients:
- Avocado – helps keep skin moisturized
- Leafy Greens - supports a healthy gut, and as a result, healthy skin
- Berries - contains antioxidant called ellagic acid, which assists in fighting fine lines and wrinkles.
- Dark Chocolate – gives skin a smoother texture and less redness
- Extra-Virgin Olive Oil - prevents premature aging and aids in hydration
- Green Tea - contains high levels of an antioxidant called EGCG, known to fight damage from UV rays
- Sweet Potatoes - high in beta-carotene, which helps act as a natural sunblock.
- Turmeric – has antimicrobial properties aiding in healing wounds, minimizing breakouts, fighting eczema, and brightening dark circles.
No matter how well you wash your face at night or how many products you use to ensure that your skin maintains that youthful, wrinkle-free glow, nothing has the power to impact how your skin looks quite as much as what you eat.