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Published on: 13-Mar-2021

It seems like everyone is altering their diet these days. From adding more vegetables to their recipes to eating healthier foods such as Greek yogurt and quinoa, more people are focusing on their nutrition. The nutrients that we put into our bodies are critically important, as they can add energy, strengthen bones and muscles, and improve our body’s daily functions.

What you may not know are the immense benefits that specific foods have for your skin. There
are beneficial supplements you can explore such as using face creams and trying botox.Tampa.
Nutritionists have also found certain foods that can provide vital nourishment, which can keep
your skin looking healthy and beautiful. Here are three essential changes to your diet that you
can start today.


1. More Vitamin C and E

You’ve probably heard the enormous benefits that Vitamin C has. As one of the more important
nutrients, Vitamin C carries antioxidant qualities that can strengthen our immune system. It also
has collagens that strengthen capillaries. These are blood vessels just beneath the surface of
our skin. Broken capillaries can lead to sun sensitivity and other skin conditions.

For foods with high Vitamin C, we recommend:

● Oranges
● Strawberries
● Kiwis
● Broccoli
● Sweet potatoes

Vitamin E is also critical for skin health. Eating more Vitamin E can help strengthen your skin
against oxidative damage. Oxidation is a normal process that occurs during metabolism.
However, oxidative damage can sometimes happen when there are fewer antioxidants in your
body than free radicals, which steal electrons from your cells. This can result in harmful skin
damage. Vitamin E has antioxidant properties that can help fight against oxidative skin damage.

With foods that have Vitamin E, you may want to try:

● Almonds
● Hazelnuts
● Avocado
● Pumpkin
● Peanuts and peanut butter

Try eating more foods with Vitamin C and E, and you could see healthier skin sooner than you
think.


2. Increase Hydration

You’ve probably heard this quite a few times. “Drink more water, hydrate better, etc.” However,
that doesn’t make the benefits any less helpful. Increasing your hydration can have enormous
advantages when it comes to keeping your skin healthy.

Drinking more water each day can help your skin by increasing the amount of collagen in your
body. These collagens help to improve the elasticity of your skin, which can lower the number of
wrinkles. Increasing your hydration can also help flush toxins out of your body, such as free
radicals. (You remember those, right?)

More hydration can also help control your body’s oil production, leading to less oily skin. We
recommend drinking six to eight glasses of water a day for the most effective hydration for your
skin.


3. Eat Low-GI Carbs

Maybe you’ve heard of the glycemic index (GI). It’s a ranking system that places carbohydrate-
based foods higher or lower depending on how quickly our bodies break them down into
glucose.

How does this relate to skin health? Foods with high-GI carbohydrates, such as white bread and
sweets, have adverse skin conditions. These types of foods can cause a higher risk of pimples
and inflammation. High-GI carb foods may also increase the risk of wrinkles.

On the other hand, low-GI carb foods can have beneficial effects on your skin. These foods help
release sugar into your bloodstream more slowly. This slower release leads to less activity of oil
glands in the skin, which lowers the risk of acne.

For foods with low-GI carbs, we recommend:

● Artichokes
● Salmon
● Eggs
● Spinach
● Chia and flax seeds

Try some of these low-GI carb foods, and you might find your skin feeling fresher.

Changes to diet can have a significant impact on your body. With specific differences in your
nutrition, your skin can be a part of that adjustment. Starting with these three changes to your
diet, you can keep your skin healthy and beautiful.


About the Author: Jennifer Bell is a freelance writer, blogger, dog-enthusiast, and avid beachgoer operating out of Southern New Jersey.

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