A good diet helps keep you healthy, trim, and slim, but the impact of healthy foods goes a lot further than that. The food you eat, from the fruits and veggies that are packed full of antioxidants that fight wrinkles to those healthy fats that you find in fish can do just as much for your skin as it can do for the rest of your body.
The Mediterranean diet is loaded with fish, olive oil, leafy greens, and lots of fruit, but the benefits do not stop there. If you eat a Mediterranean diet, you may also be protecting yourself against the most deadly form of skincare on the planet, melanoma. Fish is full of omega-3 fatty acids that can help keep the elasticity in your skin strong and firm. Red wine, tomatoes, and olive oil, all part of the Mediterranean diet, are also loaded with antioxidants that can help block sun damage.
If you are a vegetarian, or contemplating becoming one, you appreciate the fact that vegetables are low in fat, so it is important to include both olive oil and ground flaxseed in your diet as it can help skin retain water, which can help it become more supple.
A low carb diet, such as the Atkins diet and other diets that are low on carbohydrates can help prevent breakouts. Cutting back on pasta, white bread and refined sugars can lower your stress hormone cortisol helping you keep your skin clear. Diets that swap white breads and other refined starches for whole grains, lean meat, and fresh produce will also up your antioxidant levels; pimple busting zinc and protein that can help build your collagen levels. If you are cutting carbs make sure that you drink plenty of water to keep your skin nice and hydrated and opt for lean proteins including fish. If you do eat red meat, make sure it is lean.
Cutting out fat for your waistline is a great idea as it can also help your heart. When you cut out saturated fat and animal fats, it can help cease the production of free radicals that could age your skin prematurely. However, your skin does need healthy fat. Go for the good kind that you find in olive oil, avocados, and nuts. Fat will help complexion friendly antioxidants absorb better into your skin keeping your complexion soft and supple.
Diet and a good skin care program, such as SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE can help you look and feel younger. Watch what you eat and order a SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE skincare system today.