The skin is the largest organ of the body and the foods we choose to eat can either blemish or condition our complexion.
We all crave radiant skin, and spend much of our daily beauty regime trying to improve our complexion. Many products are enriched with vitamins and minerals, but nothing beats eating the real thing to nourish our skin from within.
A basic and balanced diet is essential for health skin, and should consist of plenty of fruits and vegetables. Aim to drink three litres of water a day to keep your skin well hydrated and therefore supple.
Edible medicine for your skin
Food is also an effective medicine for the skin, helping it to fight against spots, ageing and even serious skin diseases. Deficiencies in important nutrients such a niacin (vitamin B3), can lead to unpleasant skin ailments. So for clean, clear and glowing skin, eat to feed your face.
The food you eat can have a direct impact on the health of your skin, so nourish your skin with healthy foods
Natural help for your skin
Even if you don’t have a specific skin problem, its worth watching what you eat if you want to ensure it stays that way. A clear complexion can be attributed to cleansed, well nourished skin but you can also boost its condition with food:
Carrots, basil, apples, garlic, olives, ginger, mushrooms, radishes, cinnamon, peppermint, coriander and water chestnuts all help to strengthen the skin
Peppers and spicy foods increase the circulation of blood and therefore vital nutrients around the body
The fibre in oatmeal helps flush toxins from the body, resulting in a clear, unblemished skin
Kiwi fruit provides skin with a powerful cocktail of magnesium, vitamins C and E and potassium
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