As time passes, exposure to the sun, pollution, and also stress can weaken and damage your skin. To help keep your skin healthy and looking good, you need to eat foods that are good for your skin and drop a certain habit that does your skin no good at all.
If you are a smoker and care about your skin, the first thing to do is to stop smoking because smoking really does harm your skin, aside from being bad for your health in general.
Some of the best foods for healthy skin are fruit and vegetables, especially yellow and orange coloured varietes, plus dark green leafy vegetables, like spinach. All are an excellent source of vitamin A, which helps keep your skin moist. Tomatoes, oranges and chicory are great foods for healthy skin too. In addition to containing vitamin A, these foods are are particularly rich in vitamin C, which helps your body produce collagen. Collagen keeps your skin firm but elastic.
On the subject of vitamins, other foods that are good for your skin are those rich in vitamin E, such as beets. Vitamin E helps to counteract the action of free radicals and this slows the appearance of unsightly wrinkles.
Yogurt keeps your digestive system working well and this means your body can flush out certain toxins which can harm your skin.
If you suffer from acne some foods can help tackle the problem. Sweet potatoes are a particularly good anti-acne food because they contain vitamin A, an excellent anti-inflammatory, and vitamin C. Sweet potatoes have a low glycemic index which helps control insulin levels and reduce hormonal changes. Rich in beta-carotene, pumpkin is good for acne sufferers because it helps stabilize the production of sebum and keep the pores of your skin free.
Finally, the sea is a source of foods that can keep your skin looking youthful and radiant. Blue fish are good for your skin as are anchovies, sardines, mackerel, swordfish and tuna – all are rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids (Omega 3 and 6) and contain proteins vital to keeping your skin elastic and help keep your skin looking youthful.
Eat foods that are good for your skin and your skin will thank your for it by looking youthful for longer!