Just like for a healthy body, eating the right foods can enhance your skin’s quality, and fight against acne, keeping skin glowing all year round.
The autumn and winter months can be harsh on skin, causing dryness and irritation. So if you fancy giving your skin a little natural energy boost – try adding these tasty fruits and veg to your diet.
This veggie is high in antioxidants, including plenty of vitamin C and vitamin E. Vitamin C in broccoli aids in collagen production and keeps your skin healthy and supple, while vitamin E protects your skin cells from UV radiation damage.
Tropical fruits such as kiwi, papaya, pineapple and guava are high in vitamin C and will protect your skin from free radical damage. Vitamin C is one of the most powerful antioxidants that is naturally found in the skin, so by eating rich in vitamin C foods – your skin will be replenished and stay supple. Vitamin C also helps your body produce collagen, a protein that helps keep your skin firm and elastic.
Almonds are a fantastic food source of vitamin E, and work as a great healthy snack or breakfast accompaniment. Vitamin E in almonds can help nourish your skin and protect t from the sun’s damaging UV rays. However, be sure to eat almonds in moderation, as they are particularly high in calories.
Pumpkin seeds are a superfood for skin, and are extremely high in zinc. Zinc protects cell membranes, maintaining collagen and promoting skin renewal and health. Pumpkin seeds are a great healthy and filling snack throughout the day, and will fill you up until dinner! Try sprinkling them on yoghurt or oatmeal for a tasty breakfast meal.
Wholegrain pastas and breads provide the skin-friendly antioxidant, selenium. Selenium is a natural mineral that helps to protect skin against environmental damage and improves skin health and elasticity. Be careful regarding dosage though, as high levels of selenium have been linked to health problems.
Providing the right care for your skin is vital. Here at the Aesthetic Skin Clinic, we care for skin and offer a comprehensive range of cosmetic and beauty treatments including quality skin care and hair transplants to meet your individual skin needs. For more information, or to book a consultation appointment, please do not hesitate to contact our friendly team today!