How to Get Healthy Skin
If you want clear skin, the first thing you should do is take a look at what you’re putting in your body. This means you should analyze your diet to see what foods might be impacting your skin health. Here a list of what to eat to get and keep great skin.
- Oily Fish
For healthy and glowing skin you need oily fish. Your skin needs nutrients like omega 3, protein, amino acids, and vitamin B to stay youthful and blemish free. Oily fish includes tuna, salmon and herring. Salmon is on the top of the list! Be sure to eat wild caught fish instead of farm-raised fish.
Eat these foods to get oily fish in your diet:
You can eat tuna from a can. Be sure to only choose water packed canned tuna. The tuna can in oil may be too much and also are filled with preservatives. You only need the tuna itself. Anything extra (like oil) is just that-extra. If tuna alone isn’t your thing, try a tuna sandwich, or tuna wrapped in lettuce. Tuna in salad is always a good choice as well.
Cooking salmon is easy, so don’t be scared to just go for it. Salmon goes with veggies, quinoa , brown rice, and tons of other veggies. Figure out what you like to eat your salmon with. Preparing salmon and a side of veggies is a quick and healthy meal.
Who doesn’t love a good taco? Instead of going out and spending money on tacos, why not stay home and experiment making tacos with your favorite oil fish? The good things is you can make fish tacos by grilling, baking, or frying the fish. Hopefully, you are choosing the grill or bake option.
- Nuts and Seeds
Consider adding more nuts and sees to your diet. Some nuts and sees can be high in calories so just monitor your intake. Vegetarians will particularly enjoy eating plant-based foods like nuts and seeds. Choose these nuts and seeds for healthy skin.
Sunflowers seeds can help with sun protection because of the vitamin E in them. Unfortunately although the sun is great for vitamin D, it can affect your skin health. Redness, inflammation, and breakouts can be damaging to your skin. To protect yourself from free radicals and UV ray exposure of course use sunscreen. You can also protect it with vitamin E, which is what you get with sunflower seeds.
Chia sees are also beneficial to your skin. The omega-3 fatty acids in them not only protect your skin, but moisturize it as well.
Nuts also have a good amount of fatty acids and vitamin E in them. Almonds are one of the healthier nuts especially the ones with no salt.
Brazil nuts are not the first kind of nuts that come to mind for most people when they think of their favorite nuts. However, don’t sleep on brazil nuts as they are good for skin elasticity and help with anti-aging.
Last but not least are walnuts. Walnuts are my favorite choice due to their triple whammy affect of having omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin B and zinc. Vitamin B helps reduce wrinkles and lines and smooth out your complexion.
- Fruits and Veggies
It should be no surprise that fruits and veggies lead the list of what to eat for healthy skin. Fruits and vegetables are pack full of vitamins and minerals. Vitamins and minerals have healing properties for your skin and give your skin what it needs to be healthy.
Here is a list of the top fruits and veggies to eat if you want to clear up your skin:
Mainly all berries help with clear skin in some form or fashion but wild blueberries reign supreme. Eat strawberries and raspberries as well for their antioxidants and vitamin C. Vitamin C is great for your skin.
Cucumbers help with skin circulation to give you glowing skin. The vitamin C helps to promote more collagen.
In addition to plenty of dark, leafy greens such as collards, spinach, and lettuces, kale should be at the top of your eating list for glowing skin. Kale has vitamins K, A, E, and B complex! This is a great combination for healthy skin as well as good health in general.
Do not be afraid to eat potatoes, especially sweet potatoes. The word load potato has more than one meaning! They are loaded with many nutrients and vitamin A. Vitamin A helps even out skin tone.
Peppers, Citrus, Broccoli
Broccoli, citrus, and peppers, oh my! All three are top notch sources of vitamin C.
There’s no denying how good herbs are for not only your skin, but overall health as well.
Peppermint helps reduce inflammation and redness in the skin.
Chamomile is great for your skin and complexion. Try drinking some chamomile tea before bed to relax. It’s calming effect helps with stress and anxiety and we all know stress can show up in your face and skin as blemishes, acne, and wrinkles.
Witch hazel reduces dark circles under your eyes.
Lavender reduces redness and irritation of your skin.
In conclusion, eating a healthy balanced diet is best for clear skin. That’s a given. However, eating and enjoying the food and herb choices listed on a regular basis in plentiful amounts will help you have clear, glowing skin, and keep clear glowing skin.
Kale salad anyone?