No matter what, though, your skin needs certain nutrients to operate effectively: just like the rest of your body. Stomach issues? More whole foods and fiber might help. Having trouble putting on muscle? Getting more protein is key to building new muscle. Brain in distress? Eating healthy fats are key to helping your brain work optimally.
Our skin is no different, and we need certain vitamins and nutrients to keep our skin functioning properly. Keep reading to learn about some of the best things you can eat (and drink) to keep your skin as radiant and healthy as possible.
Vitamin A-Rich Foods
Vitamin A is a very popular ingredient in skincare for good reason: it helps boost collagen production and regulate sebum production. Plumper, less dry skin? Yes please. Eating more foods rich in Vitamin A, such as broccoli, carrots, and sweet potatoes, might help give you that extra boost that you’re looking for.
We need to get rid of the bad things, just as we need to increase our consumption of the good. Prevent damage to your skin from free radicals by increasing your intake of antioxidant rich foods like tomatoes, sweet potatoes, beans, pepper, beets, apricots, and dark berries.
How many of us actually feel like we drink enough water throughout the day? Though many experts say drinking eight 8 ounce glasses is key to staying hydrated, we’ve also heard that drinking half to your full weight in ounces of water is a good thing to try too. For example, if you weigh 120 pounds, you could be drinking between 60 to 12 ounces of water every day.
Drinking enough water ensures that our bodies are able to remove toxins effectively (you may have heard this after getting a deep tissue massage). It also helps keep our skin cells plump and youthful, so drink up!
Besides water, green tea has the best reputation for enhancing skin. This wonder drink has been hailed as an antioxidant powerhouse, a cancer-fighter, and a natural anti-inflammatory. This is mostly due to the polyphenols in green tea, which are mostly catechins. Catechins are naturally antioxidant, and the main one in green tea also fights cancer and inflammation. Drinking a cup on a regular basis might help your skin stay healthy and beautiful.
If you’re looking for more information or treatments to help you keep your skin radiant and youthful, give us a call today at (303) 761-7797 to schedule a consultation!