An All-Natural Guide to Healthy Skin
Want to have clear and healthy skin, but your cosmetic solutions just can’t seem to do the trick? Tired of waking up with a sullen look on your face each morning? Looking for ways to get rid of the lines around your eyes? We’ve got your answers right here! Read this article until the end and you’ll not only learn how to nurse your skin back to perfect health but also how to make sure it stays healthy and clean! You don’t need any fancy cosmetics or expensive branded solutions!
Skin health is all about balance in your diet. The human body needs a certain amount of nutrients, and, if it can’t get them, the skin suffers. We get lines around our eyes, puffy skin, wrinkles, and we look hollow and sullen. To prevent all of this, you simply need to get your diet in check and drink lots of water!
Let’s dive right in and have a closer look!
Omega-3 fatty acids
Omega 3 fatty acids are needed for the regeneration of cells in your body, skin cells included. Getting enough of these fatty acids is crucial for the elasticity of your skin. One of the easiest ways of incorporating more omega-3-fatty acids in your diet is by changing up your cooking and salad oils. Here are a few suggestions:
- Red Palm Fruit Oil – great for grilling and barbequing
- Ahiflower oil – for you vegans out there (much better than flax)
- Fish Oils
Eat things that prevent UV radiation from damaging your skin and bolster its regenerative capabilities.
Most people today have a severe lack of protein in their diet. The average diet consists mainly of carbohydrates (carbs), some fat and little to no protein. This is a problem, not only because your body needs protein in order to support muscle growth and regeneration (important not only for gym lovers!), but also for tissue regeneration. No, ladies, a few bites of chicken breast every now and then won’t magically turn you into a female version of Arnold overnight. Protein is also vital for the production of elastin (the tissue directly under the visible part of your skin) keeping your skin healthy and – surprise, surprise – elastic!
Selenium is a mineral, essential for your overall health and wellbeing. And although we require only minimal amounts of it daily, it is of vital importance for your skin. When incorporated into proteins, selenium creates selenoproteins – powerful antioxidant enzymes. Making sure that you’re getting enough selenium will help you prevent skin cell deterioration.
If you often have difficulties getting rid of the sullen look on your face in the morning, it means that your diet is severely lacking in antioxidants. The easiest way to counteract that is by adding more salads to your diet! Green veggies are not only great in preventing cancer, but they will also aid with your appearance! Things like brussels sprouts, broccoli, kale and cauliflower should be a staple part of your diet!
As far as skin health goes, Zinc is what you need for a more “filled out” and firm look. Here are some Zinc-rich foods:
- Red meat
- Nuts & seeds
Dringking water is vital for the wellbeing of your skin. It helps your cells regenerate faster, allows you to flush toxins and bacteria out of your body easier and keeps you hydrated. To get the most benefits out of this, we recommend that you read our article on the subject. You’d also want to avoid storing your water in plastic containers and go for reusable water bottles instead.
So, after going through these tips, how would you classify your diet? Were you eating as healthy as you thought? Try out some of our tips, and you’re guaranteed to see results within weeks! Share your thoughts and experiences about diet and Healthy Skin in the comments below!
Until next time! And remember – A healthy life is a happy life!