Skin care tips that get you glowing, healthy skin from the inside out.
The beauty industry is booming with skin care products that target everything from dry skin, to redness, acne, wrinkles, enlarged pores, unevenness, and protection from environmental free radicals - but what about treating your skin from the inside out? The truth is, what you eat and drink (or don't) can dramatically affect the appearance of your skin and have an impact on the aging process and healthy skin. We asked Toronto-based registered nutritionist and author of The Natural Makeover Diet Dr. Joey Shulman to get skin care tips and get the real deal on getting gorgeous (hint: you definitely are what you eat).
Skin care tips: What exactly are "superfoods" for healthy skin?
Here's a refresher: "Superfoods are foods that contain a real ‘nutritional punch' such as berries or broccoli," explains Dr. Shulman. "They are extremely high in vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants and are typically low in calories. Superfoods also provide protection against a number of disease processes and tend to promote a healthier lifestyle." As a rule, the more superfoods we can pack into our daily nutrition, the healthier we'll be on the inside and out. Simply put, superfoods are like the mecca of internal health and external beauty.
Skin care tips: Nutrition for clear, healthy skin
Dr. Joey recommends low fat yogurt, mangos and spinach to stay blemish-free: "They contain vitamin A which acts as an anti-oxidant in the body and prevents cellular damage and premature aging and also have benefits for fighting acne." If you know you're sensitive to dairy, forego the yogurt and opt for more fruits and vegetables high in this "beauty" vitamin. For persistent acne, consider supplementing with zinc at 25-50mg a day as zinc deficiencies can lead to breakouts. Also, milk thistle supplements help to detoxify the body, and can help to minimize breakouts.
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