When you look in the mirror, your reflection shows the consequences of past decisions. Did you remember to put on sunscreen during that trip to the Bahamas? Not regularly getting a good night’s sleep? Have you been skipping every now and then on your nighttime skincare routine? All of these choices directly impact your complexion. And, unfortunately, so does your diet.
That’s right, eating healthy isn’t only important for weight maintenance. Eating the right foods is essential, so your skin gets the nutrients your skin craves.
Here are five of the best foods you can eat for your skin (along with the vitamins they contain and how they contribute to beautiful skin):
- Green Tea
- Bell Peppers
Not only are avocados a trendy new addition to your favorite breakfast dishes, they’re also chocked full of healthy fats and biotin. Biotin is a complex of vitamin B that encourages your skin to stay hydrated and your hair and nails to grow quickly.
Green tea has been one of the most popular drinks in the east for centuries, and not just because it’s so delicious. Tea contains polyphenols, which play a big part in reducing UV-induced skin inflammation. Too much sun can cause prominent sun spots, but those too can be reduced through our skin rejuvenation and resurfacing services such as Skinfinity®.
Tomatoes contain antioxidants, which help to reduce inflammation and fight the aging process. Anti-inflammatory properties help to reduce the likeliness of clogged pores and resulting blackheads. Next time ordering pizza, don’t forget to ask for extra tomato sauce!
Fish is a great, light but filling alternative to the usual red meat or poultry. Salmon in particular is a fantastic source of omega-3 fatty acids. A meal of salmon once a week can help improve the elasticity of your skin and decrease wrinkles, among many other benefits. If you’re getting a late start on the salmon bandwagon, there are other options to treat stubborn wrinkles, crows’ feet, furrowed brows and more. BOTOX® injections can turn back the clock to a time before frown lines.
For clear, beautiful skin vitamin C is an essential nutrient. Colorful bell peppers contain a high vitamin C content which works to produce collagen. Collagen is one of the main components of your skin and keeps everything firmly together.
The next time you have to choose between that vending machine soda and a cup of green tea, choose wisely and know that your efforts reflect in your face – literally. For more information on our many skin rejuvenating services, call us at 208-375-1221 to schedule a free consultation today.