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Food for healthy skin

Food for healthy skin is the topic of our latest post. There are many dietary supplements available for healthier skin as well as beauty products such as facial creams and treatments (some quite expensive). Here we look at some natural alternatives that can be found in food for a healthy glow.

The first tip when looking for food for healthy skin is to make sure you get your five-a-day. According to BBC Good Food, fruits and vegetables contain powerful antioxidants which help protect skin from cellular damage. Which antioxidants are important skin tone? Betacarotene and lutein. Betacarotene is found in pumpkin, carrots and sweet potatoes while lutein is in kale, papaya and spinach. An added bonus for eating carrots as a food for healthy skin: US National Cancer Institute found that people with the highest intake of betacarotene were six times less likely to develop skin cancer.

Water is not only an important food for slimming (see post on 10 Slimming foods to eat every day), but also healthy skin. BBC Good Food recommend six to eight glasses of water a day. Remember that tea or coffee can dehydrate, so consider a glass of water at the end of the morning coffee break to replenish supplies. Essential fatty acids found in salmon, walnuts and flax seed (linseed) help skin cells hold moisture. They do this by creating a stronger barrier in cells blocking harmful irritants and creating a pathway for nutrient. Monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, found in avocados also provide essential fatty acids which act as a natural moisturiser. Don’t forget that avocados are another of the 10 slimming foods to eat every day!

Dairy products are another one to add to the list of food for healthy skin. When it comes to dairy, low fat is the top choice. Milk and yoghurt contain vitamin A, one of the most important components of skin health.

Green tea is another food for healthy skin which may help against the longer term effects of UV skin damage (see the Green Tea post for five other reasons to drink more green tea). The tea also has anti-inflammatory properties and protects cell membranes. Other food for healthy skin menus might include nettles, berries, almonds and tomatoes according to Glamour Magazine.

Plenty of food for thought, let us know your own favourite food for healthy skin in comments box below or on social media (links below).

The post picture features the flawless face of young, British beauty model Jack Rogers, introduced in the ‘Jack Rogers: New Face‘ post. Look out for more posts featuring images from our latest studio shoot with Jack Rogers.
Jack Rogers, beauty model

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