As we discussed in Part 2 of this series, as a woman I am very concerned about my skin particularly my facial skin. We have all heard the saying “You are what you eat”. For our beauty this is very true. If you’re struggling with skin imperfections, pimple, rashes, blemishes and wrinkles, then the cause has probably a lot to do with your diet. Eating the wrong foods will damage your skin and make you look much older than your years.
To improve the look, feel and texture of your skin you need to be very conscious of the types of foods you are eating because as we all know there are good foods and some very bad foods in terms of our skincare.
Green Leafy Veggies for a Healthy Glow
As we discussed previously, the good news is that foods that will improve your general health will also improve your healthy appearance. A healthy glow is always a very attractive quality. Eating plenty of green leafy vegetables is always essential for overall good health. The essential ingredients in green leafy vegetables are the vitamins and iron that are essential for healthy skin, nails and hair.
But veggies alone won’t cut it! You need a balanced diet with a combination of both complex and simple carbohydrates, proteins, fruits, grains and some good fats will not only bring health to your body but will enhance your outer beauty.
Previously we discussed the skincare benefits of consuming Apple Cider Vinegar, Carrots and Apples.
Here are some more specific foods that will help your overall health but will particularly help with your outer appearance:
Prevention of Wrinkles with Garlic, Sweet Potatoes and other foods
Garlic is a Allium bulb plant that is used both for culinary and medicinal purposes and has been found to have antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal activity. Garlic is very popular in Asian and European cuisine. The consumption of Garlic can help stop your skin from wrinkling due to its tissue restoration properties.
Another great food for preventing wrinkles from forming is the humble Sweet Potato. Sweet potatoes are loaded with vitamin A which performs wonders for your skin. Your skin will be smoother and clearer because they do not have the starch content that the more common white potato has, so it is a much healthier choice all around.
Tomatoes which are a fruit, not a vegetable as is commonly referred, are also great for the skin because they contain good quantities of vitamins A, C and potassium.
Consuming citrus type fruits – oranges, lemon, lime, grapefruit, mandarins, kumquat – will help the body form collagen and the pectin found in these fruit will hold the skin cells together. Therefore, keeping the skin much firmer. Be sure to include citrus fruit in your daily diet for their other health benefits like lots of vitamin C and citric acid.
Next time we will discover more foods that Prevent Wrinkles….
Have you tried Garlic, Sweet Potatoes, Tomatoes and Citrus Fruit to improve the quality of your skin? If so, did it work for you? Please leave your comments to share with other readers.
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