Skin Care & Proper Foods Nutrients By Jerzy George
Has anyone ever told you to feed your face? Well, this phrase takes on a whole new meaning when it comes to proper skin care. A great health and beauty regimen begins with the right foods for your body.
The health and beauty industry is massive. Skin care products make up for a large percentage of items on the market within this industry. While a top-of-the-line skin care products can cost up to $400 per ounce, there may be some things in your own kitchen that can get the job done just as well.
You see, great skin care starts with the proper nutrients. The best way to gain nutrients is to consume them in the form of food. The more you know about foods, the better off your skin will be as you age. Let’s put it this way: aside from sun protection, hydration, and proper cleansing, the most important thing that you can do for your skin is to feed your body properly.
So, what kinds of foods will work wonders for your face? Well, there are lots of them...but let’s begin with just a few:
These foods actually help your skin to age slower. That’s right; simply eating the foods mentioned above will stop your skin from wrinkling. How can this be? Sweet potatoes, tomatoes, and cantaloupe are all rich with antioxidants. Antioxidants fight wrinkles quite effectively. Thus, if you want to stop wrinkles, start stocking up on these colourful fruits and veggies.
Next up are some foods that are rich in vitamin C (and you thought vitamin C was only good for fighting off colds!). Why does vitamin C matter? This vitamin happens to fight against wrinkles with brute force. You should eat lots of vitamin C all year round – surprisingly, most people only eat the following foods when those winter winds start to blow. Those foods that contain the most vitamin C are:
Vitamin C actually helps to keep your skin’s collagen levels intact – as you are, the natural collagen within your skin begins to dissipate. The more vitamin C you eat, the more resilient your skin’s collagen stores will be. Lastly, let’s talk about an antioxidant that you may not know about: EGCG.
What foods contain lots of EGCG? Well, only one food really contains enough of this antioxidant to count: tea. Green, black, and white teas are perfect for injecting a helpful dose of EGCG into your skin. Not only does EGCG help fight aging, it also prevents sun damage, helps with acne, and helps to prevent skin cancer.
Now that you know what foods you should be eating daily, why wait? Start munching down on these helpful foods and your skin will show results almost instantly. While it’s true that proper health and beauty products are important, nothing can really help your skin to shine quite like a great diet. Slow down on those junk foods, and start eating foods that benefit your body.
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