It’s important to remember that your skin can be a reflection of overall health. In other words, a nutritious diet can help keep you healthy on the inside and healthy on the outside as well. Here are a few key points to keep in mind and discuss with your skin care physician when trying to improve your complexion through diet.
• It may seem fishy, but make sure you’re getting enough omega-3 fatty acids. Having the right balance of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids can affect inflammation inside your body that can also show up on your skin. Eating more omega-3 rich foods, such as salmon and mackerel, and taking fish oil supplements may help achieve the proper balance of fatty acids that can affect inflammation.
• Stay hydrated! Drinking 8 or more glasses of water a day helps rid the body and skin of toxins.
• Keep that sweet tooth in check! Regulating blood sugar can help improve your complexion by limiting outbursts of the hormone insulin. Some studies show that people who adhere to a diet with a low glycemic load can help lessen skin issues such as acne. The antioxidants found in vegetables (which you won’t find in junk food) can help keep your skin looking fantastic.