You Are What You Eat
Or so they say. Prepackaged foods and junk foods are worse for your skin than you could possibly imagine. Whenever possible, stick to a healthy well balanced diet. This is not to say that certain fats or fatty acids are all bad? Some are actually required in order to keep your skin looking young and healthy. But which ones are they and where do you get them? Antioxidants can be found in foods such as tomatoes and play a big part in skin health. Enzymes, zinc, manganese, B complex, and vitamins E, C, A and other minerals are found in antioxidants. Aside from tomatoes; sweet potatoes, spinach, prunes, peppers, peas, papaya, raisins, kale, hazelnuts, cherries, carrots, broccoli and assorted berries are all places to find antioxidants to feed your skin from the inside out.
Fat is Where It’s At
Before you run off and order five bowls of guacamole, 10 pizzas and 6 gallons of ice cream… Stop. We are talking about the correct kinds of fat here, which help feed your skin from the inside out. Sorry about that. Fatty acids are those that are commonly referred to as omega 6 and omega 3. These can be found in salmon, tuna, sardines and other oily fish. Fortunately, they can also be found in soy beans, prawns, organic eggs, nuts, sesame and flax oils. Not only are these fatty acids good for your skin but they will improve the health of your hair as well. Look at that; two for one.
Processed fats and saturated fats however, should be extremely restricted if not done away with for good skin. So watch your fats.