5 Ways To Eat Your Way To Better Skin

by May Ikeora

5 Ways To Eat Your Way To Better Skin

Creams, lotions, skin treatments, soaps, help your skin glow. A healthy lifestyle of regularly exercising also facilitates a healthy skin. While these factors are great, what you eat—or do not eat, can make or mar your skin texture, leaving it saggy, stretched, wrinkled, brown, irritable and rough; or toned, soft, flexible, and healthy. Your choice of food can create a way to a glowing skin. Here are five ways to eat your way to a better skin.

Eat Lots of Fruits and Vegetables

Free radicals, smoke, pollution, are amongst some of the major factors that lead to cellular damage. Fruits and vegetables contain antioxidants that protect your skin from rapid cellular damage. Skin cells die—it cannot be avoided; yet, as they die, new cells are formed. Fruits and vegetables should be essential parts of your daily diet. You can never have them in enough quantity, so, eat as much as you can. Fruits and vegetables delay the death rate of your skin cells and quickly revitalize new cells. Fruits and vegetables include apple, cucumber, pumpkin, lettuce, and corn. 

Eat Enough Vitamin C

Vitamin C is another powerful antioxidant and it boosts the immune system. With enough vitamin C in your system, skin blemishes heal properly. Best natural sources of Vitamin C include oranges, guava, blueberries, and broccoli. Vitamin C also produces collagen: collagen has many important skin functions like skin aging reversing.

Watch Your Diet

Eating disorders like overeating and anorexia will never look good on your skin. Maintain a balanced diet. Eat well; eat good food. Consequences of eating disorders include obesity. Also, a rapid and recurring shift in body mass leads to contraction and expansion of the skin and this will affect your skin tone, giving you a sagging and wrinkled skin. 

Drink At Least Six Glasses of Water Everyday

The skin needs to be constantly moisturized to prevent dryness. A moist skin is flexible, soft, and delicate. Dehydration, even mild, can cause skin irritation and dryness. When you do physical activities like sports or yoga, ensure to drink sufficient amount of water to hydrate your already dehydrated skin. Fruits and vegetables like watermelon and cucumber also contribute fluid to your body—with the added advantage of minerals that will increase the rate at which your body gets hydrated. Water also moisturizes your skin and leaves it receptive to nutrients from good skin products. Drink at least six glasses every day.

Eat Lots of Zinc

Zinc is quite advantageous to the skin. It helps in the normal functioning of the sebaceous glands—the sebaceous gland is responsible for oil production in the skin. Zinc also helps in the repair of skin damage. Foods rich in Zinc include red meat, fish, poultry, shellfish, and nut.

In summary, while cream, lotion, and soap, may attempt to make your skin look fresh, soft, and toned; what you eat repairs the insides of your body and it eventually reflects on the outside. Maintain a proper and balanced diet for a better skin.