The Best (and Worst) Foods for Skin Health

Food for Healthy Skin Tips.

The correlation between diet and a healthy body is undeniable. However, when most people think about this bond they think only about how food affects the heart, blood pressure, cholesterol levels, etc. They fail to relate this idea to the body’s largest organ – the skin. Healthy eating has as much of an impact on healthy skin as it does to any other part of the body and its functions. In this sense, you truly are – as the saying goes – what you eat. Here are some of the best and worst food for healthy skin.

Bad foods for the skin

  • Dairy: Daily consumption has been tied to acne outbreaks and can cause myriad other problems in consumers. Dairy also contains the many hormones and other products fed to cows. People who use an acne treatment regimen should include our acne cream and either a reduction in dairy products or a switch over to hormone-free dairy.
  • Fried foods and hydrogenated fats: These kinds of foods contain oxidized fats. Oxidants are bad and antioxidants are good for the skin. Moreover, these kinds of fats contribute to heart disease, poor circulation of the blood and a weakened metabolic process. A weakened metabolism can in turn lead to poor circulation in the skin.
  • Alcohol: Excessive alcohol consumption tends to dehydrate the body. This lack of water can cause the skin to be dry and to look worn and aged. Moderation is the key when it comes to alcohol consumption.
  • Caffeine: Caffeine has been known to increase cortisol levels in the body. This hormone accelerates skin aging, wrinkles and dehydration.

Good foods for the skin

  • Fatty fish: Not all oils and fats are created equal. Omega-3 fatty acid is more equal than other oils. It makes the skin appear brighter and suppler. Types of fish rich in high Omega 3s include mackerel trout, herring, sardines, salmon and albacore tuna.
  • Nuts: Nuts, which many people avoid due to their high fat content, are high in Omega-6 fatty acids. Omega-6 has been shown to help in fighting skin inflammation.
  • Green vegetables: Leafy green vegetables are good for skin and overall health in that they contain antioxidants which fight the effects of skin-damaging free radicals.
  • Berries: Berries are rich in anti-oxidants and are tasty too. Additionally, they are also high in fiber which helps dieters.

In short, the combination of a healthy diet and our researched backed products can help you maintain healthy looking skin and slow the visual effects of aging. Take great care in maintaining the health of the body’s largest organ and eat well for better skin health and overall fitness.

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