One of the best ways to treat your skin, to fight premature aging, to hydrate and help in the production of collagen is to adopt a healthy diet.
Healthy eating obviously varies from person to person. There are people who eat meat and there are people who do not eat meat. There are people who avoid gluten and lactose, there are people who eat gluten and lactose every day. Anyway, there is no perfect diet but what works for you!
When you don't eat real food, your diet is full of sugar and processed food, your skin is one of the first signs that your body gives you.
Early aging, lack of vigor, firmness, blemishes and acne... a nightmare!
But wait, there's a way! And I am not talking about creams that you need to sell a kidney!
The most important thing is to maintain a diet with real food, fresh food (if possible organic) and decrease sugar as much as possible. And when it comes to healthy and beautiful skin there are some foods that you can prioritize. Today I selected 4 of these foods.
Remember, if possible, to include these foods daily in your diet. Here it goes:
They are rich in protein, magnesium, fiber, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, vitamin E, potassium, zinc, calcium etc. They improve the production of new cells and antibodies that help fight hair loss, nourish the skin and hair.
It is said that the Egyptian queen, Cleopatra, famous for her beautiful skin, hair and body, also included almonds in her diet and skin care regime.
Including almonds regularly in your diet will not only provide skin without blemishes and acne, but it will also maintain the smoothness of the skin and act as an anti-aging beauty secret!
2. Sunflower seeds:
When it comes to skin care, sunflower seeds are a great source of vitamin E, rich in nutrients and antioxidants, and are effective in combating skin problems such as acne, inflammation, general redness and skin irritation.
And because it is a great source of vitamin E, it helps protect skin cells from harmful UV rays from the sun and other environmental stressors.
In addition, the antioxidant properties of sunflower seeds help prevent premature signs of aging, as they help to protect the skin from exposure to sunlight. What's more, vitamin E can help protect your skin's collagen and elastin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on your face.
3. Dark Chocolate:
Consuming dark chocolate (at least 70% cocoa) has several beauty benefits. Yay!! Helps to increase skin moisture, protect from sun damage and reduce wrinkles.
Cocoa is a source of manganese that helps in the absorption of nutrients (and in the production of sex hormones, mmm!).
Not only that, but by reducing our stress hormones, chocolate makes you feel happy and prevents the breakdown of collagen - the protein that breaks down wrinkles that keeps your skin firm and youthful.
Rich in vitamins A, B1, C, D and E, in addition to iron and calcium, chocolate nourishes the skin from the inside out to replace the lost moisture. What's more, it prevents aging, thanks to its antioxidant flavonoids.
Walnuts are good for the skin as they are rich in B vitamins. Vitamin B is an excellent stress and mood manager. Lower levels of stress result in better skin. High levels of stress can result in the early appearance of wrinkles, thus inducing faster aging.
The presence of the B vitamins, together with vitamin E (here it goes this natural antioxidant again!) helps fight free radicals induced due to stress. This further slows down the aging process.
In addition, walnuts are known to have a soothing action on dark circles and to reduce puffiness in the eyes.
One way to include these 4 wonderful skin foods is to use them in protein bowls. Get inspired by these recipes here!