Ever heard of the saying, “You are what you eat?” well for skin purposes, there has been supportive evidence that nutrition plays a huge role on its immunity and appearance. Majority of us struggle with the conditions on our skin such as acne, sun damage, wrinkles, dry skin, oily skin, etc.
While products such as creams, medications, or even makeup can help the appearance of our skin or hide the imperfections, food choices that we make support our skin’s health as well. You want to consume foods into your diet that are rich in antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and omega 3 fatty acids to your skin because as the quote goes, “beauty comes from the inside”. There are a vast amount of nutrients that can improve your skin’s texture, discoloration and overall improve your skin’s health.
Here are a few list of foods to consume that are beneficial to your skin (moderate consumption):
Vitamin C: fruits such as oranges, apples, blueberries
Carotenoids (Vitamin A, retinol): carrots, papaya, sweet potatoes, mangoes
Vitamin D: soy, salmon, egg yolks
Vitamin E: tofu, almonds, spinach, avocadoes
Zinc: pumpkin seeds, squash, dark chocolate, tomatoes, sprouts
Using supplements instead of getting the above by diet is also possible. But, how do you know you are getting a good/real product and not just a sugar pull?