If you have tried everything, you should review your diet, because there is the key
“We are what we eat” says a popular phrase. In a way, the food we eat says a lot about us and impacts our health and our mood. If you have already been to the pharmacy in search of a miraculous cream that erases or stops the appearance of wrinkles, then let me tell you that you must first check your refrigerator.
Skin care is not a mere cosmetic issue but also a health issue. All women like facial skin to look smooth, soft and luminous. And the truth is that, although we spend fortune on creams with vitamins, with hyaluronic acid, elastin and collagen, the restoration of the skin must come first from within. And that translates into healthy eating.
Imagine that you eat junk food several times a week, drink several drinks and sodas, and drink little water. How do you think your skin will look? All the food that we put in our mouth has a positive or negative impact on our body. That is why, as a first measure, if we want to show off a younger face and skin, we must follow certain dietary guidelines.
Star foods for the skin
According to Lily Soutter, a nutritionist from the United Kingdom, and according to Mail Online, there are some specific foods that, after consumption, significantly benefit the skin, achieving a more rejuvenated face.
In general terms, and before delving into the detail of what these foods are, we must remember that younger skin will be due to the reduction in sugar consumption, increased water consumption, a diet rich in vegetables and fruits and low carb, and a healthy workout.
1. Yellow and green vegetables
If you do not consume the adequate and recommended servings of fruits and vegetables (about 4 or 5 a day) it can have a negative impact on the skin. According to the nutritionist, a cross-sectional study measured the levels of skin hydration and elasticity in 716 Japanese women, and concluded that a higher intake of green and yellow vegetables was associated with a decrease in wrinkles.
Kiwifruit has almost twice the amount of vitamin C per 100g compared to oranges, which is an essential nutrient required for collagen production. And collagen is what keeps skin supple and youthful; In addition, it is a structural component of the skin and, as we age, production decreases, which can cause wrinkles and sagging skin. Therefore, kiwi should not be missing in the diet for perfect skin.
This type of fish has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, as well as having regenerative and moisturizing properties for the skin. In addition, Omega 3 is an essential fatty acid that provides great benefits, such as lowering cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood, reducing the risk of heart disease, and improving metabolism.
4. Sweet potato
Also called sweet potato, the sweet potato has a bad reputation in diets for its high calorie and sugar content. However, this vegetable has an antioxidant called beta-carotene that protects from sun damage, which is the number one cause of skin aging. It does not mean that we will stop using sunscreen if we eat sweet potatoes, but it can certainly contribute a lot to skin care. Beta-carotene is not only found in sweet potatoes, it is also found in other orange and green vegetables such as carrots, squash, and spinach.
5. Olive Oil
Olive oil is a rich source of healthy monounsaturated fats and regular consumption is significantly associated with the elasticity and firmness of the skin. It is recommended to always choose olive oil for consumption, before any other common oil. In addition, it is preferable to opt for the option that says on its label “extra virgin”.
6. Green tea
This type of tea contains polyphenol, which helps the body detoxify itself, and protects the skin from ultraviolet rays. In addition, drinking two or three cups a day can help improve the elasticity and hydration of the skin.
In addition to food, do not forget this
Now you know that these foods should not be missing in your diet if you want to show off a glowing face. But don’t forget that if you want to improve the results, you should put sunscreen on your face daily (yes, in winter too), as well as drink little alcohol, not smoke and lead a stress-free life. It seems difficult, but anything that does good to your face will do good to your health and your mood.
And you, how do you take care of the skin on your face on a daily basis?