There are many great skincare products out there. Topical cosmetics, creams and serums provide great results. We proudly sell some of these products at Estala and stand behind their effectiveness.
However, there is more to skincare than just beauty products. Your diet can also have a huge impact on your skin health. Not to mention your overall health, mood and well being.
We are going to share some diet tips for skin health. These are changes that you can implement right now in your daily life, and reap the benefits.
- Up Your Water Intake. You’re probably consuming all kinds of beverages throughout the day, and that’s okay. But too many sugary and caffeinated drinks can have a negative effect on your hydration, and your skin needs to stay hydrated. Try and get more water into your diet. The easiest way to do this is by having at least 1 glass of water (not something else) with every meal and snack. Additionally, go for water when you’re thirsty. Add an electrolyte powder for taste if desired.
- Eat More Healthy Fats. Avocados, some nuts and fatty fish like Salmon are extremely high in Omega-3 fatty acids. These are necessary to keep skin thick, supple and moisturized. A deficiency in these can actually cause dry skin. Omega-3s also help to reduce the inflammation that causes redness and acne.
- Go For the Orange Fruits & Veggies. Beta-carotene is a nutrient found in plants. It functions as provitamin A, which means it can be converted into vitamin A in your body. Beta-carotene is found in oranges, as well as vegetables such as Yellow Bell Peppers, Carrots and Sweet Potatoes. When consumed, this antioxidant is incorporated into your skin and protects your skin cells from sun exposure. This may help prevent sunburn, cell death and dry, wrinkled skin
- Eat More Broccoli. Broccoli is full of many vitamins and minerals important for skin health, including zinc, vitamin A and vitamin C. It also contains lutein, a carotenoid that works like beta-carotene. Lutein protects your skin from oxidative damage, which can cause your skin to become dry and wrinkled.
- Dark Chocolate. Yes, this is not a typo! Dark Chocolate is good for your skin. Cocoa can help reduce skin sensitivity and increase thickness. Next time you’re at the store, by that bar you’ve been craving.
- Small Amounts of Red Wine. This article just keeps getting better, doesn’t it? We should note that excess amounts of any alcohol will have negative effects on your skin and overall health. However, in moderation, red wine can be beneficial. It is notorious for containing Resveratrol, which is credited with a wide range of health benefits, including reducing the effects of aging. It may also slow down the production of free radicals.
In summary, you do not need to do everything we listed above. But try incorporating at least one or two of these tips today. You’ll be pleased with the results.