The classic saying “you are what you eat” is true in so many ways. Fruits and vegetables make you feel cleansed and alive, lean meat makes you feel energised… and a range of foods can work wonders on your skin, impacting the way it looks and feels.
If you’re interested in how to eat your way to better skin, here’s our collection of 8 best foods for feeding your skin from the inside out, whether you’re dealing with spots and acne or want to combat the signs of ageing skin.
Sardines contain large amounts of omega-3 fatty acids, which means they’re one of the best natural sources of good fats on the whole planet! They are also rich in a certain type of omega-3 called DHA, which is an anti-inflammatory. This means it can help to reduce the redness and irritation that comes with acne. As well as reduce the puffy-look of tired and ageing skin after a late night.Did you know? You can also find good fats in avocados, nuts and seeds
|2. Olive Oil
According to research, olive oil can give your skin a much-needed ‘youth boost’ with its huge concentration of monounsaturated fatty acids. It also contains antioxidant polyphenols too, which are known to stop free radicals from causing damage to your skin cells and overall health. This is particularly important as you age and free radicals become even more prevalent, wreaking havoc on your skin cells.
Kale is a leafy green veggie full of all kinds of health and skin-boosting benefits. It’s especially rich in both vitamins A and C. Vitamin A promotes the growth of healthy skin tissue that’s either been damaged through age or other stresses whilst Vitamin C builds and maintains collagen levels in your skin, making it appear fuller, healthier and younger.
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|4. Dark Chocolate
Dark chocolate is full of cocoa flavonoids, which are plant compounds boasting many antioxidant properties and can help to hydrate skin and improve circulation. But be careful, chocolate contains a lot of calories. Most experts recommend you consume just two or three squares a day to get the benefits and ensure your skin is well looked after with the nutrients it needs, whether you have blemishes or you want to get rid of pesky wrinkles.
|5. Green Tea
Many different cultures all over the world have realised the health benefits of green tea for thousands of years. Rich in both antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties, a number of studies have even linked drinking a lot of tea to a decrease in the risk of cancers. And when it comes to your skin the benefits are the same, the antioxidants can rid your body of toxins and free radicals that lead to inflammation, redness and more serious complications down the line.
|6. Red Wine
It may seem like an unlikely addition to the list, but red wine contains a compound called resveratrol, which is actually found in the skin of the red grapes used to produce red wine. Resveratrol has been linked to many skin benefits as the powerful polyphenol can reduce oxidative stress in the body, helping to repair skin cells that have become damaged over time. We use high levels of resveratrol in our help: beautify skin ready-to-eat jelly supplement to help reduce the signs of ageing, especially around the eye area.Interested in the benefits of resveratrol? Then read our blog post about the skin and weight loss benefits of resveratrol.
Chicken contains zinc, a chemical that your body uses to regulate how the oil glands in your skin function. This means the more zinc you eat the more likely your skin is going to control your oil levels correctly, meaning less breakouts. Zinc also helps to repair skin damage and keep the texture of your skin soft and supple. So not only is it a must-have for those with acne, but also those concerned with wrinkles.
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Well, it goes without saying that water is really important for your skin. It keeps cells hydrated and nourished, which gives them a better chance of acting quickly and repairing your body and your skin cells when they need it. Add a daily sachet of help: clear skin or help: clear skin MEN to your mid-morning or mid-afternoon glass of water.It’s not just water you can add them to; many of our customers recommend mixing our daily skin supplements into juice, smoothies, breakfast milk added to cereal and even home baking. You can whip up a batch of your very own acne-fighting cupcakes!
If you want to find out more about why water is just so good for your skin, then click the link to read our post about how water can help you to achieve clearer skin today.