When we are dehydrated and lacking water, it shows up in our skin in the forms of loss of firmness and elasticity. Make sure to drink plenty of water throughout the day to keep our skin looking it’s best. Staying hydrated also contributes to our overall health.
Omega 3 Fatty Acids
Foods that are full of omega 3 fatty acids helps reduce inflammation in our body and supports our skin health. It will give our skin a healthy glow with increased plumpness. Oily fishes such as salmon, tuna, mackerels and plant sources such as chia seeds and flaxseeds are great choices.
Antioxidants help to protect our bodies and our skin from free radical damages and oxidation. Think of it as a natural preservative for our skin health. Adding antioxidant rich foods into your diet will reap long term benefits. Some great options are dark leafy greens and all types berries (top choices are blueberries, goji berries, raspberries and strawberries).
Healthy fats like avocados, nuts and seeds can help our skin stay moisturized and supple as we age.
We have all kinds of gut floras in our stomachs, and probiotics are the good cops. Probiotics are responsible for good digestion and optimal absorption – when both of these functions are working smoothly, inflammation in our bodies is reduced. Sources like yogurt and kimchi are great. You can also get probiotic capsules in most health stores if you’d like to take them on a regular basis.
Sufficient vitamins are essential for our bodies to stay healthy. The ones that are specifically good for our skin are vitamin C and vitamin E. Vitamin C is a strong antioxidant, as we already covered the benefits above. Vitamin C rich foods include dark leafy greens, oranges and strawberries. Vitamin E is also an antioxidant for the skin. When applied to skin topically, it can help reduce scars and stretch marks. Good sources of vitamin E rich foods include walnuts, almonds and sunflower seeds.