If you believe that chocolate causes spots, fatty foods cause greasy skin and eating too many orange fruit and vegetables can give you an unwanted orange glow, it may be time to put those myths to bed.
Of course, your diet and the natural fats, nutrients and sugars you put into your body can have a knock on effect to your health, cholesterol levels and skin quality; but acne is actually most commonly caused by changes in the body’s hormones and varied stress levels. However, your diet can also be a main contributor to the quality of your skin’s health.
So, if you want to eat your way to glowingly healthy skin that shines all year around, here are a few of our favourite yummy foods that you can introduce to your daily diet to achieve soft, supple and beautiful skin.
Fennel is the ideal natural skin cleanser for any skin type. This liquorice tasting root vegetable has been proven to reduce swelling, improve digestion and works to flush out any extra toxins and fluids within your skin.
Acne has been linked to the lack of minerals in a person’s diet. Most nuts contain selenium, copper, iron, calcium, vitamin E and potassium which are all essential for a healthy skin palette. So, grab a bag of nuts as a healthy and filling snack!
Brown rice is rich in sources of protein, vitamin B and magnesium as well as containing several much needed antioxidants. Vitamin B is great for skin stress reduction and can help regulate hormone levels in order to prevent blemish breakouts. Add brown rice as a healthy accompaniment to any evening meal rather than chips etc.
Broccoli is the perfect skin clearing food as it contains health building properties such as vitamin A, vitamin B and other necessary antioxidants. These antioxidants fight radical damage which will encourage skin luminosity.
Fish is a great source of essential fatty acids such as omega-6 and omega-3. These acids work towards the reduction of inflammation in the body that trigger cells to clog pores and potentially cause acne breakouts. Salmon, sardines and mackerel are the perfect blemish fighters as well as yummy evening meal options.
Avacados are great sources of vitamin E, vitamin C and can also increase skin’s vitality as well as reducing the risk of skin inflammation. Avocado is a natural skin moisturiser and helps to keep skin hydrated and soft.
Here at Skinstation, we care about your skin! We offer the highest quality of clinically proven health care and treatment options for whatever your need. For further information, advice or help regarding any of our product ranges, including Lustre Pure Light andObagi Skin Care please feel free to get in contact with our knowledgeable team today on 01481 736 699!