Are you jealous of the women out there who seem to have natural, glowing, dewy skin? I know I have certainly felt that way at times in my life. While other women seem to have blemish free clear, hydrated skin, I often struggled with my combination skin and trying to understand how to keep my skin looking its best. When my skin was dry I’d hydrate, but then I would wind up with blemishes galore. I could never seem to get the right balance.
Interestingly, it took a better understanding of what I was putting in my body (instead of the makeup I was putting on my skin) to understand how to make my skin healthier.
While there are great products out there to help your skin look its best, it is even more important to eat the right foods to keep your skin looking good. And a combination of eating right with these great skin care products will work wonders for your skin, whatever your skin type may be.
Here are three easy to accomplish tips to help you have the best looking skin at any age.
Omega 3 Fatty Acids
You’ve probably heard that foods that are high in Omega 3 fatty acids are great for your health. They are heart healthy which is a great feature, but what most people don’t realize is that these same foods are also great for your skin. They limit inflammation and redness. Try to incorporate nuts, fresh salmon, and seeds into your diet to make sure you’re getting the recommended Omega 3’s in your diet. You can also choose a supplement high in Omega 3 fatty acids to assist you if you have a hard time getting these kinds of foods naturally into your diet.
H20 and Green Tea
Good old water- were you aware that it can help your skin stay hydrated as well? Because water eliminates harmful toxins from your body, the top layer of your skin will also be clearer. Besides eliminating the toxins from your body, your liver will function better which helps to promote healthy skin. And staying properly hydrated will help avoid problems with dryness that so many women suffer from.
If you can’t stand drinking plain water, aim to drink green tea several times per day.
Why drink green tea?
Green tea contains EGCG or epigallocatechin gallate. EGCG can increase the rate of fat burn.
Green tea can target belly fat.
It can balance blood sugar and help provide consistent energy.
Organic Veggies and Fruits
Fruits and vegetables are full of the vitamins you need to stay healthy. These same vitamins assist your skin in looking its best. They have tons of antioxidants, so bulk up on berries, avocados, apples, pears, and every green leafy vegetable you can get your hands on.
These are just three of the many examples you can focus on to naturally improve your skin from the inside out. The better you eat, the better your skin will look. And similarly, the worse you eat- foods that are processed or that are high in fat or sodium- the more difficult you are making it for your body to maintain clear, youthful skin. So eat natural, organic foods while focusing on these three tips to be the woman that other women are jealous of.
What do you eat for healthier skin? Have you tried the items on this list? What were your results? Share your thoughts with us!