You are what you eat. And when it comes to your skin, this is especially true. In fact, more and more studies are finding links between certain nutrients and the reduction of wrinkles and acne in favor of more radiant skin. Here are some of the top foods that can help keep your body and skin feeling and looking its best.
Yogurt contains protein that helps firm up your skin, making it less likely to wrinkle. Greek yogurt is especially good because its protein content can be as much as double that of regular yogurt.
The antioxidants found in pomegranates fight free radicans and regulate your skin’s blood flow, which helps to give you a rosy, healthy looking complexion.
Omega-3 fatty acids improve you skin’s elasticity, and walnuts are packed with them. They’re also rich in copper, which is a mineral that boosts the production of collagen.
For women especially, eating green and yellow peppers on a regular basis can help to ward off the development of wrinkles, particularly around the eyes. And the antioxidants in orange and yellow vegetables have been known to decrease your skin’s sensitivity to the sun.
There are minerals and proteins found in soy that can help reduce hyperpigmentation. Opt for soy milk in your latte and snack on edamame to get a clearer complexion.
Sipping on green tea each day can help fight inflammation and redness. That’s because green tea is rich in the antioxidant EGCG, which has proven to reduce redness in particular.
This delicious and healthy fruit is rich in antioxidants, fiber, vitamin A and vitamin C. Blueberries are also low in saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium. That’s what makes them ideal for clearing acne and blotchy skin for a healthy glow.
To learn more about the best foods for healthier, more radiant skin, or if you’re interested in any of the other dermatologic services we provide, contact Westerville Dermatology online or by calling 614.895.0400 today to schedule an appointment.