Feeding Your Skin From Within
No matter how much you spend on masks and lotions that claim they will offer you beautiful skin, we must nurture our bodies from the inside too.
According to the American Academy of Dermatology, the food we consume not only applies to our overall health and nutrition, but how our skin looks and feels too. Research continually suggests a link between nutrition and skin ageing, with scholarly papers from the US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health, reporting on how our skin reflects the general inner-health status and ageing.
Here are 6 naturally skin-boosting foods to mix into your daily diet for glowing and healthy skin:
- Greek Yoghurt: Not only high in calcium levels, yoghurt is rich in riboflavin (vitamin B2), vitamin B6, vitamin B12 and protein. One serving of greek yoghurt per day will detoxify the skin.
- Avocado: Avo is rich in good fats, phytonutrients and full of Vitamin E. In other words, it is the wonder food essential for skin hydration and production of collagen.
- Tofu: Our favourite soy food product slows down the decline of our collagen production. Tofu is packed with calcium, vitamin E and protein, allowing it to maintain collagen and elasticity levels. Read our 10 ways with tofu here!
- Salmon: Listen up salmon eaters! Research suggests a serving of salmon twice weekly could protect against skin cancer. Salmon reduces inflammation due to its high levels of omega-3 fat found in the oily fish.
- Broccoli: Even though having its spotlight stolen by kale, broccoli is a classic saviour for your skin. Broccoli is responsible for detoxification, anti-inflammation and contains Vitamins A, C and K, essential for healthy skin and hair.
- Cooked tomatoes: Not only good for your heart and blood, cooked tomatoes also help protect you against sun damage and ageing skin. This is due to the lycopene, a phytochemical, which make tomatoes red, also increasing the skin’s sun protection. Studies also suggest they stimulate the production of collagen for soft and supple complexion.