If eyes are the window to your soul, then skin is the window to your health. Your skin reflects what you eat, that’s why topical creams and lotions can only do so much for your skin’s appearance. Since aging starts from the inside out, it’s only logical to start caring for your skin from the inside out by eating right.
Here at Brivda.com we’ve researched the most beneficial foods for your skin and want to share our findings with you.
1. Fatty fish
Fish that are high in omega-3 fatty acids (salmon, mackerel, herring, sardines, tuna) are essential for healthy glowing skin. Omega-3 fatty acids keep the skin supple and moisturized and reduce inflammation. These fish are also a good source of antioxidant vitamin E as well as zinc, a wound-healing mineral that helps get rid of acne and irritation.
Just like fish, nuts are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, zinc, and vitamin E. On top of that, they contain other minerals and vitamins that help keep your skin young and glowing, such as several B group vitamins (including folate which prevents dermatitis,) selenium (which is another good antioxidant for the skin,) and vitamin C (which has anti-aging properties.) Walnuts are especially beneficial, with nuts like almonds and cashews coming second and third.
Avocado is another food filled with healthy fats, which help improve your skin’s elasticity and moisture barrier. They’re also rich in carotenoids, which protect the skin from sun damage. What makes avocados stand out, however, is that they contain D-mannoheptulose — a unique phytochemical that is believed to stimulate collagen production.
4. Green tea
A favorite drink of many people, green tea is not only tasty but it’s also highly beneficial for your skin health. It’s full of polyphenols and catechins — antioxidants which protect your skin from sun damage (though you should still use sunscreen) and reduce skin redness by fighting inflammation.