3 Top Foods to Boost Skin Health11-11-2019 6:34 PM / Posted in Health by Sericin+
If you’ve ever heard the phrase, “You are what you eat,” it’s quite true. Did you know that the foods you choose to eat not only fuel your body and energy level, but they also fuel your mind and skin, too? Your skin is the body’s largest organ – and what you put into your body will always project to the outside.
It goes without saying that choosing healthy, fresh fruits and vegetables over carb ridden foods will provide higher energy levels, healthier skin, hair, and nails, and a beautiful glow that you just can’t achieve anywhere else.
Today, Sericin Plus wants to share a few tips on some of the most beneficial foods you can eat to boost your skin’s overall health, and give you a healthy, youthful glow just like our incredible products can. As wonderful as our products are, skincare creams, serums and masks alone won’t be enough to get the job done. Skin health starts from within.
Fatty Fish, Such as Salmon
Fish such as Salmon, Mackerel, and Herring are essential to maintaining healthy, perfect skin. Fatty fish are loaded with tons of OMEGA-3 fatty acids, which keep your skin in tip-top shape, and provide inflammation reduction to target redness and acne scarring. Zinc is also an important element found within fatty fish as it provides alleviation from inflammation and helps new skin cells to regenerate. Vitamin E is another benefit found in fatty fish, which is one of the top ingredients used in skincare products worldwide due to its antioxidant properties and ability to fight free radicals.
Sweet Potatoes are an incredible vegetable, and not just because they are delicious! Cooked any way you like, sweet potatoes offer a heaping helping of Vitamin A, better known as Beta-Carotene. Beta Carotene works to protect your skin from harmful UV rays when you spend time outdoors. Think of it as nature’s sunblock. You will also have healthier skin cells overall if you consume this essential vitamin, warding off wrinkles, dry skin, and fine lines for a lengthier period. None of us can argue with that!
Tomatoes are one of those things we all love to pick fresh from the garden, eating the sun-ripened goodness before we’ve even had a chance to run it through a sink. Not only are they incredibly delicious, but they are also loaded with all of the essential carotenoids, such as Beta-Carotene, lycopene, Vitamin C and lutein. They also act to provide UV protection naturally, offer health benefits to the skin cells to keep the skin hydrated, wrinkle-free, and supple, and healthy skin cells. As a bonus tip, pair tomatoes with cheese of any kind as it helps aid in the absorption of carotenoids. Your taste buds – and skin – will thank you.