If your skin looks good, it means that you nourish it right. If your skin is pale, dry and scaly, your diet leaves much to be desired. You don’t know how to nourish your skin to the point of keeping it healthy inside and out? We’ll share a few secrets with you today. Luckily, the eating habits that improve your overall health are also very good for the youthful and glowing look of your skin.
Follow these guidelines if you want to improve your skin’s appearance and prepare your face well for natural nourishing treatments:
- have enough sleep
- avoid tobacco smoke
- follow the easy healthy eating tips described below
- eating less calories is a good thing as long as you are into combining healthy foods with regular exercise
To provide sufficient nourishment to your skin drink six to eight glasses of water on a daily basis. Avoid major weight loss and regain, because it can lead to stretch marks, sagging and premature aging. Avoid excessive exposure to the sun, quit smoking and start leading a healthy lifestyle. Nourishing your skin with vitamin-rich foods will lead you nowhere if you’re a heavy smoker. Find reasons for exercising.
How to nourish dry skin
Keeping your skin well moisturized is especially vital in winter. You should, however, think twice before going out and spending your paycheck on expensive commercial products for dry skin. First you need to know how to nourish dry skin from the inside out. Put this knowledge to practice and you will realize that you don’t kneed all those fancy storebought products for dry skin.
You are what you eat, so make sure you follow the dietary tips below if you want to nourish your dry skin:
- avoid processed foods
- try to eat more fresh fruits and vegetables
- opt for whole grain breads and cereals
- eat more oranges, leafy vegetables, apricots
- don’t forget about nuts, seeds, avocado
If you want to prevent your facial skin from drying out, avoid using a soap to wash your face. Soap removes the natural oil from your face which is not a good thing, because it leaves your skin dry. Using soap provokes scaling on your facial skin, making it very sensitive and dried. Try this olive oil-based homemade facial mask for dry sensitive skin – it’s very effective for cleansing and nourishing your face.
Best nutrients for skin
To nourish your skin and to keep its young look intact, we recommend eating more berries. They’re healthy on their own or as a topping for yogurt and salads. Rich in antioxidants, berries provide a long-lasting shield of protection from free radicals. Combined with other nutrients, berries are perfect for your skin’s elasticity and youthful, glowing appearance. You can also incorporate berries into your pre and post exercise nutrition regimen.
So what are the best nutrients for nourishing your skin:
- vitamin A: staves off premature wrinkling, is found in egg yokes, dark orange and green vegetables and fruits, and liver
- vitamin B: prevents dry scaly skin, enhances its wound healing capacity; vitamin B is found in milk, whole grains, wheat germ
- vitamin C: helps build collagen, improve elasticity and healing capacity of your skin; it is found in oranges, strawberries, lemons etc.
What else can you add to your diet to nourish your skin and prevent wrinkles? Red wine and green tea. Red wine improves your blood flow, while green tea strengthens collagen (the ‘scaffolding’ between your body’s tissues). Drink two to four cups of green tea per day, have a glass of whine from time to time and you will notice improvement in your skin condition very soon. Don’t forget to power your brain and memory, the more you know the younger you look!