Having healthy skin is a holistic pursuit. In addition to knowing your ingredients and being all about what you put on your skin, it’s also about what you put into it. Did you know what you eat can affect how your skin looks and feels? You are what you eat. While there isn’t a scientifically proven link between good nutrition and healthy skin, most dermatologist agree, what you eat matters.
What’s the link between nutrition and skin care?
Your skin uses the vitamins and nutrients from food to repair and rebuild. With a proper balanced diet your skin has all the nutrients it needs to be healthy and strong. Without a balanced diet, you may experience more breakouts, dull, dry or flaky skin.
So, what should you be eating for healthy skin?
It’s not rocket science, what’s good for your body is good for your skin as a whole. Eat clean for clear skin.
- Eat a diet rich in fruits and vegetables. Avoid processed foods and too much sugar to reduce the inflammation.
- Drink green tea for beneficial flavonoids and antioxidants.
- Avoid too much dehydrating caffeine and alcohol. (I’m a coffee fiend so limiting myself to 1-2 cups a day is the best I’m going to do, but hey, we pick our battles!)
- You know those super foods people keep talking about? Kale, blueberries, green tea, almonds, avocados, salmon, chia seeds… Load up on those.
- Oh and water. Drink lots and lots of water. There’s a limit to how much you’re going to hydrate your skin by drinking water directly, but good hydration does help flush out toxins and speed metabolism, ultimately that’s good for your complexion.
The bottom line here is that you are what you eat. Healthy bodies have healthy skin. So if you’ve been looking for a reason to eat clean, you have it.
Have you changed your diet recently and seen the link between eating clean and good skin?