🌿In the abundance of modern trends, it is impossible to miss one trend that appears almost everywhere. Radiant, smooth, glowing, perfect and healthy facial tone - I can keep going with the number of adjectives, but I don't think it is necessary, as you have probably already guessed what I am talking about. Yes, the main trend of all times is skin. It is an indicator of health and a great canvas for all types of makeup.
🌿How do you reach this? No, creams and serums alone won't give you a desirable result. It comes from within you. That means the food, supplements and beverages you consume. Contrary to what we would all love to believe, cosmetic procedures do not have a long-lasting effect and you can easily spoil your beauty with the wrong diet. This is why it is so important to create healthier eating habits.
🌿Nutritionists are right when they say that every product that you eat affects your skin in one way or another. By excluding foods that cause inflammation such as dairy products, eggs, sugar and alcohol, you can almost certainly halter the process of acne forming on your face. There are also a group of products that cause cystic acne and the list includes: sugar, chocolate (except black chocolate), coffee, shellfish, simple carbs and dairy products. These products are considered potentially harmful because some can also cause inflammation.
🌿You can take an easy allergy test by removing these foods out of your diet for 21 days. You will see the changes and how these foods affect you by exclusion. During this 21 day period your skin will most certainly recover. Then you can add one food at a time to see which one causes you the adverse side effects such as inflammation. When you identify which products are bad for you exclude them from your diet, and instead include in your diet following list of products:
🍓Foods rich in Vitamin C.
What to pick:
red bell pepper
Benefits: Improves the skin quality, makes it more firm and more plumped.
Vitamin C in these foods is responsible for the production and formation of collagen and the structural protein which is important for keeping the skin toned. With that being said, if you include foods that are rich in Vitamin C, you can prevent the formation of early wrinkles and sagging skin.
In addition, Vitamin C is a huge antioxidant that protects the skin from oxidative damage caused by environmental and sun damage that can lead to the first signs of aging.
🥕Foods rich in Beta-Carotene.
What to pick:
other veggies that are dark orange, red
Benefits: Radiant, glowing, healthy facial tone.
There's a lot of scientific evidence that beta-carotene is incredibly beneficial for our skin. It's a type carotenoid (a group of plant pigments) that gives orange and red vegetables like pumpkin and sweet potato their color. It is also has antioxidant properties. Human body convert beta-carotene to Vitamin A, which regulates cell production and metabolism which is known for the process when old cells are replaced with the new ones. Therefore, when these foods are added to the diet our skin surface becomes smoother. Beta-carotene and other carotenoids such as lutein and lycopene can also protect and repair skin cells fro sun damage. Despite their green color, dark green leafy vegetables such as spinach and kale are excellent source of beta-carotene.
🌻Foods rich in Vitamin E.
What to pick:
Benefits: Protection from the sun and premature aging.
Seeds and nuts contain Vitamin E. This antioxidant acts as a shield, protecting the skin from free radicals. In other words, Vitamin E protects the skin from damage caused by UV rays and environmental pollution. These Vitamin absorbs better when consumed with food. This will allow the Vitamin to travel to the upper layers of the skin, straightening the outer cell membranes. Therefor, cells will stay healthier longer. In addition, stronger membranes are better at retaining natural moisture in the skin. This means the skin will be hydrated and more firm.
🐟Foods rich in Omega-3 Fatty Acids.
What to pick:
Benefits: Less wrinkles and clear skin without inflammation.
Fatty fish, seeds and nuts are packed with omega-3 fatty acids that fight inflammation in the body caused by the sun and stress. Inflammation leads to the formation of free radicals, and free radicals contribute to aging by attacking collagen. Many studies have found a link between eating foods with omega-3 fatty acids and reducing inflammation. Scientists say that it is this type of fatty acids that help cleanse the skin of rushes. It nurtures your skin, nails, hair, joints, heart, brain and organs in your body.
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