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Give Your Skin a Healthy Diet - Eat Right for Great Skin

Posted by Jennifer Tilney on Nov 20, 2014

Healthy foods for skin

Our bodies are what we make them. What goes in, has a great affect on how we feel and our overall appearance. It is important to live a healthy lifestyle, for more than just what is inside the body. Eating the right foods can help promote healthier, more radiant skin. Skin troubles linked to poor eating habits include wrinkles, loss of elasticity, bags under the eyes, puffiness and poor skin color.

A balanced diet is the best way to achieve healthy skin. According to experts at WebMD, skin treats and specific foods are the best way to boost the natural glow of your complexion. Here is a list of suggested foods that are best to help boosting your skin's overall health and appearance.

Water: One of the best ways to keep your skin looking refreshed and healthy is to drink plenty of water. Drinking plenty of water will help increase your skin's elasticity. It is suggested to drink about eight glasses of pure, clean water per day.

Low-fat dairy products: Containing Vitamin A, low-fat dairy products help improve our skin cells, promoting brighter and fresher skin.

Green tea: Drinking green tea offers multiple health benefits primarily because it acts as a anti-inflammatory agent. Some studies have even suggested green team may help reduce the risk of skin cancer.

Healthy oils: A decent amount of healthy oils, such as virgin olive oil, help keep our skin lubricated and looking healthier.

Blackberries, blueberries, strawberries and plums: These four foods have high concentrations of antioxidants, which help clear and refresh our body's skin.

Whole-wheat bread, muffins and cereals: These items contain selenium, which is good for skin cell reproduction. Selenium is important to help promote the development of new skin cells to help replace damaged ones. Other foods with high selenium concentrations include turkey, tuna and brazil nuts.

Salmon, walnuts, canola oil and flax seed: This odd grouping of foods are suggested for healthier skin due to the high amounts of essential fatty acids. These four foods help promote healthy cell membranes that act as barriers for our skin.

Other skin-healthy foods include: Carrots, apricots, yellow and orange fruits and vegetables, spinach and leafy green vegetables, tomatoes, beans, peas and lentils.

Go through the list above and make a list of foods you are already eating and which ones you will need to add into your current diet. In addition to drinking water, eating and drinking at least four to six servings of each of the skin-healthy foods will help increase your skin's overall health.

Many of these foods will help you improve your skin quality from the inside out. A healthy diet will help make your daily skin care regiment easier and more effective. Stop by Platinum Skin Care today to see how our products can help improve your skin's quality and overall appearance.

Along with a healthy diet it is important to follow a routine skin care regiment. Those of us here at Platinum Skin Care are able to offer your professional skin care service and products. Many of our products help combat skin care problems associated with poor eating habits, sun damage and aging. For best results, it is important you follow a healthier diet along with the use of our products.