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You Are What You Eat

You’ve heard of the Paleo Diet®, the DASH Diet, the low-carb diet and counting calories; but did you realize that what you eat can really affect your skin?

Of course we always mention drinking water. Your body needs it from head to toe and your skin needs it to stay healthy and look beautiful. But you can also benefit from the vitamins and nutrients found in fresh food. Eating salmon or other sources of Omega-3 fatty acids has been found to be beneficial to your health in many ways and helps your skin to form a more perfect shield against environmental toxins and germs.

Eating foods high in C, E, and A as well as anti-oxidants help your skin by combating free radicals which can damage your skin and accelerate aging. Mangoes, blueberries, green and red peppers, carrots, and green leafy vegetables are all good choices when you are eating with your skin in mind! If you enjoy a morning or afternoon snack, consider nuts. They are healthy in moderation and deliver protein and Omega-3 fatty acids.

There are also foods you should avoid if you want to pursue a healthy lifestyle. Those include any foods containing transfats and foods that are heavily processed or fried. Doctors used to recommend avoiding alcohol but recent studies showing the benefits of red wine have changed thinking about a glass of wine with dinner.

Of course, we would be remiss if we did not point out that Mangoes are an excellent source of Vitamins C and A. There is a reason we picked them as the symbol of our anti-aging products!

Consider a diet rich in vegetables, fish, and fruit and pair the food with green tea, fresh water, or red wine. Your skin will thank you!

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Nutrition for your skin

Besides using good creams and lotions, your skin needs to be sustained with the right dietary nutrients. The living layer of your skin (the dermis) is packed with tiny capillaries. These vessels provide oxygen to your skin cells and remove CO2 and other metabolic byproducts. Because the top layer of your skin has no blood vessels, it must be nourished from below by the dermal later. If there is insufficient nourishment from below, the visible, top layer of your skin will look unhealthy and more susceptible to wrinkling and aging. Therefore, good nutrition is equally as important for healthy skin as are good skin care creams.

What is good nutrition for your skin? It’s no surprise that it’s the same as you’ve heard for years that is good for your general health – fruits, vegetables, whole grain foods, and a balanced diet. Be sure you are getting enough vitamins (A, C and E in particular). And of course, drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.