Life is a grand palate. Everything blends so smoothly, flows naturally, and contributes to your lifestyle in various ways. A person’s life palate can be composed of many things: traveling, tanning, writing, reading, smoking, exercising for quick weight loss, dancing… Of course lifestyle habits can influence and predispose your skin to skin conditions. The journey to get flawless skin is possible, for those who thought otherwise. Glowing skin doesn’t come from liquid in a bottle, it really depends on what’s on your plate/bowl. The right diet, one that doesn’t entail rapid weight loss, can in fact be a valuable aid. Researchers have found that incorporating certain foods into your daily diet can help prevent against skin conditions and give your skin that healthy glow you’ve always dreamed of. Let’s take a look at some of these power foods.
Did you know that carrots are not only good for your eyes but also good for clearing up breakouts? This is new news to us as well! Plenty of beta-carotene and vitamin A, an antioxidant that prevents overflow of cells in the skin’s outer layer. This means less flaky dead cells, meaning less clogged pores. Oh one more thing, Vitamin A acts as an important role in lessening the development of skin-cancer cells. Bugs Bunny was smarter then we thought.
An egg has a very high nutritional value, especially the yolk. The yolk contains biotin aka the “beauty vitamin” and is rich in vitamins that are super important for cells to function correctly. Biotin (Vitamin B) is a multifunctioning power vitamin. Not only does it help grow and strengthen both your hair and fingernails, but it also protects your skin from rashes, dryness, and even acne. As we said, eggs are packed with high valued nutrients.
In addition to salmon being one of the most effective sources of anti-inflammatory Omega-3s, it also contains DMAE (dimethylaminoethanol). DMAE promotes healthy skin because it strengthens the cells that protect against the deterioration which causes premature aging. Also, the result of DMAE and B vitamins working in conjunction is a more toned and firmer face aka a face with less wrinkles.
A study showed that people who eat more red and orange vegetables have a more “sun-kissed” complexion. Why? Red/orange vegetables and roots are this color as the result of disease-fighting compounds called carotenoids. A sweet potato provides your body with 200% of the daily recommend intake. And if cooked, you’ll get even more carotenoids!
These sweet little blue gems are one of nature’s best superfoods. This tasty fruit is super high in fiber which helps your immune system and elevates inflammation-induced skin conditions. Blueberries are full with essential antioxidants that help your body suppress cell-damaging/skin-aging free radicals. Eating blueberries seems like a win-win situation.
And now it’s time for dessert. Protecting your skin from the sun has never been more delicious until now! Flavanols, the antioxidants in Dark chocolate, decreases skin roughness, while also providing protection from the sun. In fact, a recent study showed that women who drank cocoa infused with flavanols, an entire chocolate bar worth, had healthier skin and stronger resistance to UV rays compared to women who drank cocoa with less flavanols. Looks like we’ll be packing our beach bags with bars of dark chocolate.