Eating for Healthy Skin

Eating for Healthy Skin

cutting up vegetables in the kitchen

Both men and women are always on the search for a beauty product that will make their skin have that healthy glow, and their hair has that silky shine.

While these products have been proven to work, they only work to a certain extent. To help aid in getting the best results, it’s not just what you apply, but what you eat. That old saying “you are what you eat” is really true. There are several types of food, being rich in vitamins E and C, and omega 3 fatty acids, that are good for your skin.

The reason vitamin C is great for your skin is its ability to boost the production of collagen in the body. Collagen is important because it helps maintain the firmness of your skin, giving you that youthful look.

You can generally find vitamin C in citrus fruits like oranges, grapefruits, and even in blueberries, and kiwis.

Another great source of vitamin C doesn’t come from food but from RèACTIVE by Neocutis, this anti-oxidant defense has more concentrated vitamin C than an orange. It also helps aid in anti-oxidant regeneration and provides additional anti-oxidants while maintaining cellular energy. On top of using RèACTIVE chemical peels offer a great boost to skin health as they are made from fruit and are referred to as glycolic peels. A glycolic peel is made of natural acid that is derived from the natural sugar found in citrus fruits and sugar cane. Peels are great since they promote the production of collagen and remove dry, dead skin cells leaving behind radiant, smooth, glowing skin. “The Beauty expert” Donna Fay Graziano performs chemical peels
Vitamin E is key because it reduces skin flare-ups and increases the overall health of your hair. Vitamin E can be found in walnuts, almonds, and sunflower seeds. Not only are you increasing the health of your hair and skin but the use of vitamin E and C also strengthens your immune system.

There’s one last food that can improve your skin, and that’s dark chocolate. But before you run out and buy as much as you can, it’s only chocolate with high levels of cocoa flavanols, phytonutrient compounds, that have antioxidants.

To learn more about how foods can improve the  overall health of your skin, read our post on Cooking Your Way to Gorgeous