As we have mentioned before, the care of your skin is a must, but did you know that nutrition has a very important influence on your skin?
After a few complex biochemical processes, nutrition is the building block of every cell, including skin cells.
Your skin consists of two protein fibers, namely: Collagen and Elastin. As we age, these fibers fall apart.
As a result, the resistance and elasticity of the skin decreases and slackens.
If you maintain an #unhealthy lifestyle, you’re more likely to get pale, dull skin. A healthy diet is therefore not only essential for the curves, energy and feeling powerful, but also have good effects on the skin.
Your skin is the mirror of your health
Nutrition tips for skin problems
Below we give a number of tips that you can apply if you regularly suffer from skin complaints and skin problems.
Your skin loves antioxidants. Foods rich in antioxidants (vitamins A, C and E) help to keep your skin healthy and fight wrinkles.
Vitamin A: Our body can produce vitamin A from beta-carotene, which is also called provitamin A. You will find it mainly in: sweet potato, carrot and pumpkin.
Vitamin C: Vegetables (potatoes and cabbages) and especially fruits such as: kiwi, orange, mango, papaya, pineapple and berries are the best sources of vitamin C.
Vitamin E: Green vegetables, avocado, almonds, sunflower seeds, and whole grains like oatmeal are generally high in vitamin E.
2. Good fats
Eating the right fats with a good balance between omega-3 and omega-6 fats are an important part of good skin care. It has a protective effect and keeps your skin soft, supple and elastic.
Natural sources of omega 3 and 6 include: walnuts, almonds, flaxseed, chia seeds, avocado and fatty fish.