That’s for all the women out there. Whether you’re struggling with acne, dry skin, oily, or aging, one thing I know is that bright, clean, healthy skin comes from the inside out. No forgery. Your skin reflects what’s going on inside. Your skin reflects your overall health and nutrition. And I am here to share with you the 5 secrets I have learned for a radiant and healthy skin.
As I said, beauty comes from within. What you do in your body affects EVERY cell, tissue, organ and system. This includes your skin. Eat with good quality, clean food is important for skin health. Genetically modified toxins (GMO) foods, sprayed foods with pesticides and herbicides, and processed foods leave toxic deposits in your body. This structure can cause many health problems, including skin rashes, stains, eczema, acne, rosacea, psoriasis, dry skin and wrinkles.
A diet rich in whole unprocessed foods will ensure that your body gets all the necessary nutrients and minerals for beautiful skin. Focusing on seasonal fruits, fresh and clean vegetables, high quality meat and eggs from grass-fed and polluted sources are the key. Let’s see how certain nutrients affect the skin:
1. Vitamin C
Vitamin C plays an important role in the synthesis of collagen, which accounts for 70% of the skin. Collagen is the protein responsible for making your skin supple. Foods high in vitamin C include citrus fruits, broccoli, cauliflower, tomatoes, cabbage and cucumber.
2. Vitamin A
Vitamin A helps build tissue and smooths rough skin. A good source of vitamin A is eggs, leafy vegetables, carrots, pumpkin, liver and cod liver oil fermented.
3. Vitamin E
Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant that reduces free radicals in your body. Free radicals are a major cause of skin aging. Foods high in vitamin E are olives, sunflower seeds, almonds, and leafy vegetables.
Zinc has been shown in research to significantly improve the healing of acne and wounds. The best, most absorbed sources of zinc are organs such as kidneys and liver, red meats such as beef and lamb and seafood such as oysters, shellfish and other shellfish.
5. Omega -3
It has been proven that Omega-3 fatty acids reduce inflammation in the body, reduce the appearance of acne and psoriasis and promote smoother, younger looking skin. A good source of omega-3 fatty acids is cold fish oily water (such as sardines, salmon, mackerel, tuna, salted fish and cod), grass fed beef, chia seeds, walnuts, broccoli and spinach.