The health of your skin stems from within. The role of beauty products is for maintenance of our skin’s conditions.
Just like for a healthy body we need to eat well, it goes the same for our skin.
1. Nourish your Skin with Fish
Fish such as Salmon and Tuna are rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, which is classified as a type of essential fatty acid. It has been also found to reduce inflammation as well as soothe skin conditions such as psoriasis and also dry skin problems.
Omega 3 Fatty acids are not being synthesized by our body, hence we need to obtain in from our diet. One such diet that is high in Omega 3 Fatty acid component is The Mediterranean Diet which emphasizes on diet full of fish, seafood, whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables and also garlic which are rich in Omega-3 fatty acida.
Another component of Mediterranean diet which boost a high level of Omega-3 Fatty acid is in Olive oil. Just one tablespoonful of olive oil per week is sufficient to clear pores as it is packed with antioxidants.
Other than the above-mentioned foods, you might also consider supplementing your diet with fish oil which which you can also obtain a high amount of Omega-3 Fatty acids. On top of this, fish oil is also rich in Vitamin A. Deficiency in Vitamin A might create alot of skin problems such as being prone to pimples. Evening Primrose oil is also recommended as it not only helps to maintain skin elasticity, it also helps to burn fats.
Exercise also promotes production of collagen and help delay the aging process altogether.
2. Fill your plates with Greens
Green vegetables are packed with antioxidants which helps to reduce inflammation and neutralise cell-damaging agents. 5 to 6 servings of greens per day is the recommendation. You should also include orange vegetables and fruits in your diet as they are high in beta-carotene which will be converted to Vitamin A in the body and help repairs damaged cells. It aids in the repairing process of conditions such as rough and irregular patches on the skin in cases of acne.
Some examples of such fruit and vegetables are carrot, pumpkin, peaches and apricot.
To prevent yourself from indulging in unhealthy snacks during the day at work or when out with friends, you may cut some healthy snacks such as cucumber , carrot and peppers and bag them as snacks.
3. Think Zinc
This is a very important mineral to healthy skin. It can alleviate conditions such as acne, dermatitis and eczema.
Zinc is present in wide array of foods, especially protein which are contained more in meat produce. As for vegetarians, you may also obtain zinc from dairy products, soy, lentils, nuts, seeds and wholegrain cereals. It is better to obtain your daily dose of Zinc from food to prevent an overdose. An overdose of Zinc might pose health problems such as anaemia, weakened immune functions and heart problems.
4. Chomp your hazelnuts, walnuts, pistachio and almonds
Nuts contains vitamins that gives you good skin as well as help to lower your ‘LDL cholesterol and raise the good ‘HDL’ Cholesterol which promotes a healthy heart.
Nuts are basically rich in fibre, potassium, folate, calcium and phytonutrients as well. Consume nuts which are unsalted and unsweetened to prevent loading up on unnecessary calories since nuts are high in fat. Examples of such healthy nuts are almonds, pistachio (which enhances energy and promotes normal appetite), Macadamia nuts (which is high in fibre and aid movements along digestive tract), Hazelnuts (Rich in Vitamin E which contributes to red blood cell formation and also a good source of Thiamine to enhance energy levels), Pine Nuts (which is a form of seeds, they are higher in monosaturated fat swhile being packed with Vitamins A,C and D).
5. Don’t forget your 2 F’s (Fluid & Fibre)
Our body cell comprises of 70% water which is constantly depleted and hence needs to be replenished throughout the day.
People often misinterpret the condition of puffiness. It is often believed that if we get skin puffiness, our cells are full of water, in fact it is otherwise.
When our cells are lack of water which is essential, our cells tend to retain water as a response to deficiency in fluid. This results in puffiness and unhealthy looking skin.
Alot of us feels mistakes thirst for hunger, the next time you feel the urge of bingeing on that snack, try gulping down a glass of water and you will probably discover that you could easily refuse that snack you were about to pick up.
Consuming sufficient fibre prevents constipation and also aid waste excretion, this prevents toxins from building up in our body.
6. Get a daily dose of exercise
Exercise encourages your heart to pump oxygen into your bloodstream. Perspiring helps to rid toxins out of your body. Exercise also helps one to deal with stress effectively so as to prevent frowns and a tired complexion from showing up on your face which might ultimately lead to wrinkles. You may choose from a range of workouts such as yoga, running, swimming, spinning, boxing and pilates.