Foods For Beautiful Skin

It’s a known fact that we are what we eat. Wait….that sounds familiar…Never mind. Anyway, everything that enters the human organism has some sort of an effect on it. Sometimes that effect is positive. However, it is negative much more often, despite people being fully aware of the damage they are doing to their bodies.

Bad food is known to shorten a person’s life span, and that is the case with billions of people around the globe. Additionally, when it’s coupled with the lack of exercise, it’s almost like one is asking for an illness to come to them. That’s why we bring you some great foods are guaranteed to do wonders for your health, not to mention they taste wonderfully.

1. Fish food

Most of us have heard that fish can be really good for your overall health – it’s a primary component in what’s known as the Mediterranean diet. Many types of fish and shellfish can also work wonders for the skin, especially oysters and fatty fish like salmon.

The primary nutrients that make fish so good for your complexion are zinc and omega-3 fatty acids. Increasing omega-3 intake can reduce dryness and inflammation. Inflammation can cause skin to age faster, and research shows that getting too little omega-3 may contribute to inflammatory disorders like eczema and psoriasis. Omega-3 fatty acids can also help keep the heart’s arteries clear and thus improve circulation. Good circulation is crucial to skin health.

2. Citrus fruits

Vitamin C is a prime skin-care ingredient in tons of beauty creams. This vitamin aids in the body’s production of collagen, a protein that forms the basic structure of your skin. Collagen breakdown, which starts speeding up significantly around the age of 35, can leave your skin saggy.

Consuming extra vitamin C in foods like oranges, grapefruits, Acerola cherries (a single Acerola has 100% of your vitamin C for the day) and tomatoes can help tighten the skin and prevent wrinkles. Vitamin C also may fight inflammation, and its antioxidant properties can neutralize the free radicals (highly reactive oxygen molecules) that damage cells and can prematurely age your face.

3. Goat milk

Goat milk’s cheese is delicious, but it turns out that goat milk is also a treat for your skin. It contains lactic acid, a natural exfoliant, as well as vitamins A and E. An abundance of triglycerides act to hydrate the skin and keep moisture in.

But there’s a secret ingredient to give an added boost to the moisturizing quotient: caprylic acid. This fatty acid creates a lower pH in the skin’s mantle, the barrier that protects us from bacteria and infection. Balancing alkalinity in this way makes it easier for the skin to absorb all the nutrients, so they don’t just end up sitting on top of the epidermis.

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