Eating habits for perfect skin

What to eat and what to give up for perfect skin


In pursuit of perfect skin, we buy up various creams, tonics, scrubs, etc., forgetting about the most important thing - about the internal state of our body. Problematic skin and regular acne are often caused by a malfunction in the digestive system. It is important to identify your allergens, which can provoke it. For sure it is better to carry out such examinations under the supervision of a dermatologist. However, some products that negatively affect the condition of the skin and the body as a whole can be excluded independently. You can also add some healthy foods to the diet on your own, which will help improve the quality of the skin and will definitely not harm the body. We will talk about these products today.

1. Give up sugar.

It accelerates the destruction of collagen and elastin fibers, as a result, the skin loses its elasticity and ages faster.

2. Beware of high GI foods

Recent studies have shown that meals with a high glycemic index (white bread, fast food, baked goods, sugar, soda, packaged juices, etc.) exacerbate acne, and also contribute to glycation - the adhesion of collagen fibers and premature skin aging.

3. Eat more fat

Fish rich in Omega-3s such as salmon, tuna, and mackerel at least twice a week. Also, do not be afraid to add healthy fats to your diet: avocados, nuts, seeds, vegetable oils.

4. Give up lactose

Experiment and try to give up dairy products for two weeks, in particular milk, cottage cheese, kefir, cheese, sour cream and yogurt. Perhaps, without knowing it, you are a person with lactose intolerance and it is because of it that you often suffer from rashes and inflammation.

5. Antioxidants

Add antioxidant-rich foods to your meals. Antioxidants are found in spinach, tomatoes, apples, watermelon, strawberries, rose hips, green tea, blueberries, kale, and red cabbage.

6. Eat more greens

Be sure to increase the green in your diet, make as many salads as possible. Try to add salad to every meal. Greens are rich in vitamins and antioxidants.

7. Drink more water

Water helps to restore skin damaged by the sun, wind and air dried out by heating devices, restore smoothness and elasticity to it, and avoid peeling. To improve metabolic processes in the body, doctors usually advise drinking 1.5–2 liters of water daily (at the rate of 30 ml per kilogram of weight). We are talking about pure non-carbonated water. But tea, coffee, juices, compotes are not included in this norm.

8. Vitamin C

Don't forget about vitamin C, because it creates a lipid barrier, protecting the walls of blood vessels and preventing redness. Vitamin C is found in citrus fruits, green vegetables, cabbage, broccoli, red and yellow peppers, kiwi, pineapple.

9. Give up red wine

And also from hot spices and seasonings, smoked meats, if you notice regular redness on the skin, which may be associated with an excess of substances that dilate blood vessels.

10. Minimize your coffee consumption

If coffee is used as an antioxidant, too much coffee is likely to cause anxiety and sleep problems. And a lack of sleep at night will affect your appearance, because it is at this time that cell renewal occurs. Sleep deficiency results in tired, aging, dry, wrinkle-prone skin. Also, in people with a slow metabolism, coffee can activate the sebaceous glands, which in turn threatens the formation of comedones and acne.