How to improve your skin by changing your dietPosted on June 29, 2012 by Kristina in Skin Care
A healthy diet can dramatically improve your complexion, so it’s time to eat your way to better skin. Cut out junk food, stock up on fruit and veg and check out these five wonderful foods.
If you’ve got acne, pimples, or blackheads, try consuming plenty of berries. Blueberries and blackberries contain antioxidants which can purge the toxins from your pores and improve your complexion. They’re extremely tasty and work well as part of a mouth-watering fruit salad – so get shopping today. While you’re at it, pick up some strawberries as these contain plenty of vitamin C that’ll keep your skin soft and smooth. Chemical peels can do wonders for your appearance, but berries are a great alternative.
Believe it or not, salmon contains essential fatty acids that should leave you with a healthy glow. Omega 3 and Omega 6 keep the skin well moisturised and help revamp a dry complexion. Salmon also strengthens your muscles and boosts your immune system, so it’s definitely worth incorporating into a well-balanced diet. If you really can’t stand salmon, opt for another oily fish like tuna, or eat walnuts and flax seeds instead.
If you love avocados, you’re in luck. This delicious fruit is rich in vitamin E which can do wonders for your appearance. It keeps the skin soft and smooth and can be found in many skincare creams meaning it’s been tried and tested. Avocados can be eaten by themselves or as part of a delicious salad, so give them a go today. If your skin needs a little TLC, learn how to make your own facemask and spread this product all over your face – you’ll feel glamorous in no time.
You’ll be happy to hear that you don’t have to ban chocolate from your diet in order to look good. Dark chocolate contains antioxidants which defend against free radicals and can help combat laughter lines, crow’s feet and wrinkles. Many people book a course of Botox to reduce the signs of ageing, but this mouth-watering treat could have a similar effect. If you’re sceptical, try it yourself and see if you notice a difference.
If your energy levels are low and you’ve pale skin – try eating spinach. This rich-green vegetable is high in iron and has many health benefits. It’s also full of vitamin A (which can transform rough patches of skin) and vitamin C which helps the body to produce collagen. Other dark, leafy greens such a kale, turnip greens and bok choy can also make a huge difference.
It’s important to eat well, so think carefully about what you’re putting in your body.
Guest post by Isabella
About the author: Isabella Franklin has been a blogger for a Cosmetic Surgery blog for several years, she blogs and provides advice and information on all surgical procedures. From breast reductions to non-surgical treatments like Botox Bella has it covered.