You Are What You Eat
Mandi P Feb 6, 2014
When it comes to beauty care opt for natural solutions over chemical fixes. There are literally hundreds of different products that can either beneﬁt or harm your skin; however, the products you choose to put into your body, such as food and vitamins, have a direct effect on how you feel and your overall health, including your skins complexion. For example; eating foods with high water content, like cucumbers, can help reduce surface dryness.
If you have dry skin... Try adding oils to your diet. “Foods like walnuts, oily ﬁsh, wild-caught salmon and ﬂaxseed can all add hydration and moisture to your skin cells from within,” says founder of Kate Somerville Skin Health Experts.
If you have redness... Try eating cucumbers, which are high in silica; Cucumbers are an amazing superfood, as are foods high in zinc, a vitamin essential for injury repair. You can ﬁnd high levels of zinc in almonds, chickpeas and shellﬁsh. Avoid spicy food and highly caffeinated beverages.
If you have oily/acne prone skin... Try adding probiotics to your diet. “This establishes heathy ﬂora in the body to ﬁght inﬂammation and reduce acne,” says Somerville. In addition, foods high in vitamin A and zinc will help reduce pore clogging oil production and swelling associated with blemishes. Avoid dairy products, like milk or yogurt, where hormones are used