Best and Worst Foods for Your Skin
We’re willing to try almost anything to get the best skin possible. We experiment and test, examine and document when it comes to skin treatments. What works for some people might not work for others, but the more we learn the better we are at helping you get the skin you want. And though we’re not always perfect at sticking to that ideal diet, we know that eating right can help our skin get that little extra boost of glow. Read on to learn about how food can affect your skin.
Good Foods for Skin
Vitamin C-Rich Foods
Vitamin C is good for you, even if you’re not fighting off a cold. This powerful vitamin can also help your skin fight off damage from the sun, and help boost collagen and elastin. Oranges, red bell peppers, and brussel sprouts are all rich in Vitamin C, for instance, so adding more into your diet might show up as more radiant skin later on!
Green Tea is one of those things we’ve heard about for years and years. It’s packed full of antioxidants that help prevent DNA damage and stop inflammation. Consider switching out your morning coffee for a cup of this green powerhouse for a month or two, to see what it does for your complexion.
Essential Fatty Acids
Foods with essential fatty acids can help keep our skin’s natural oil barrier strong and intact, which can, in turn, prevent blemishes and overly dry skin. Add in some essential fatty acids by consuming more olive oil, flax seeds, walnuts, and cold-water fish like salmon.
Incorporating more whole foods (read: ingredients that exist in nature) might help you absorb more nutrients and give your body a break from toxins and preservatives in modern foods like fast food, fried food, and overly processed foods. Of course, don’t feel pressured to cut anything out. Our advice is to slowly add in some of the amazing foods above and keep track of how they make you feel.
Schedule a Consultation
Changing your diet is a great way to improve your skin, though it may take a little while before you see results. If you’re looking for a boost of brighter skin, give us a call at (925) 838-4900 to schedule a consultation and learn how we can help.