How Diet Affects Our Skin, Body, and Aging Process
With the skin being the largest organ in the body, the saying "you are what you eat" does merit it. What we put into our bodies produce different responses, which means that what we eat can affect how our body, and thus skin, functions and look. If we want to achieve our healthiest possible skin, we should eat foods that nurture it.
What to Avoid
Eating an excess of sugar can cause inflammation in the body. What does this mean for the skin? Acne. In addition, sugar consumption causes blood sugar levels to rise. When this happens, the body responds by having the pancreas release insulin. This influx of insulin release can also trigger acne.
Just because we eat a lot of food does not mean that we are getting all the nutrients our bodies need. Those who overeat are very often nutrient deficient. Overeating can lead to dryness and roughness of the skin and may cause many other skincare problems.
Eating foods that are too high in salt can lead to dehydration, which leads to dry skin that looks dull.
Fries or Fried Food
Recent studies have found that fries speed up the aging process. Eating fried foods, such as fries more than twice a week releases free radicals that cause cellular damage.
Nutrition Tips for Good Skin Care
Follow an Anti-Inflammatory Diet
If we want to achieve our best skin, we will want to focus on an anti-inflammatory diet, an example of which is the Mediterranean diet.
An anti-inflammatory diet favors the following components:
omega-3 fatty acids
We want to limit processed foods, red meats, and alcohol, as these foods/beverages are most likely to cause inflammation in the body. Favoring organic, hormone-free meat is a healthier option for non-vegetarians.
Following this eating style also focuses on foods high in antioxidants, which have anti-aging qualities.
Specific vitamins play an essential role in your skin health, so if you're looking for some vitamins to start taking, here are some excellent choices:
Vitamin D: helps to even out skin tone.
Vitamin C: helps produce collagen, which can help heal damaged skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. It can also help repair and present dry skin.
Vitamin E: helps prevent dark spots and wrinkles and helps with skin inflammation.
Vitamin K: heals stretch marks, spider veins, scars, dark spots, and dark under-eye circles.
We can check with our doctors to see if we need to add these supplements to our daily schedules.
When we eat too fast, our bodies don't have a chance to absorb all the nutrients you are providing, negatively affecting the skin. To ensure that we get all the good stuff out of our food, make sure we take our time eating and don't rush through each meal. This habit can also help us avoid overeating since we give ourselves a chance to listen to our body's "fullness cues."Eat Hydrating Foods
For those having a hard time consuming enough water throughout the day, eating our water is an option to ensure we're adequately hydrated. But, make sure you're still drinking water too! Fruits are well-known to have high water content, so we need to eat enough fruit to keep up our water levels.
Along with a healthy diet, good skin care habits are just as important. RxESCUESKIN serum and ultra moisturizer boosts the skin's ability to produce collagen and increase skin cell turnover. The results are softened lines, even skin tone, and brighter, more youthful skin. It's definitely a step up!