How Your Diet Can Help/Hurt Your Appearance
Well, it’s true what they say. You are what you eat. A diet of greasy pizza and fatty fast food will not do any good for your health or body, and it will certainly not do anything good for your skin either. In order to maintain healthy, beautiful looking skin, you have to be a little bit more careful about what you are eating. Here are three healthy eating habits that will help keep your skin looking its best.
1. EAT YOUR FRUITS & VEGGIES
Antioxidants found in fruits and vegetables (like tomatoes, watermelon, and carrots) have been proven to improve circulation in your skin to improve pigment.
2. EAT GOOD FATS – YES, GOOD FATS
Although fat-free diets are often thought to be a good thing, many people often come out with dehydrated skin because of the lack of fat in their diet. Fat is a structural part of your skin and needs to be a part of your diet to replenish healthy skin cells. Healthy fats can also help you to absorb antioxidants more easily. Some good sources are extra virgin olive oil, avocado, nuts, and seeds.
3. AVOID DIURETICS
Drinks like coffee and soda can dehydrate your skin while alcohol consumption tends to lead to water retention which can cause your face to bloat. Many people have been substituting coffee with tea and when drinking alcohol, it is important to drink plenty of water.
What you put into your body plays a big role in the health of your skin. There are several different aspects to maintaining healthy skin, from diet to proper sleeping and skin care.