The first nutritional tip for glowing skin is to drink water and reduce alcohol consumption. Radiant skin needs plenty of water, so keep a bottle with you all day. Be aware that pastries, cold cuts, sandwiches, and pizzas can deregulate the sebaceous glands and make your skin oily.
Instead, choose raw vegetables, and add good quality seasoning oil, such as wheat germ, olive, and sunflower oil. Dried fruits like hazelnuts and almonds can provide your skin with numerous trace elements. And, drinking tea provides you with polyphenols that are good for a radiant complexion.
Dry skin lacks two basic elements: water and good fats. That makes drinking the recommended daily intake of 11.5 cups of fluids a day for women, 15.5 cups for men, an important part of your lifestyle. Also, eat vegetables rich in water or good fats, such as cucumber for water and avocado for fats.
There are many water-rich foods available at your supermarket: watermelon, strawberries, cantaloupe, peaches, oranges, cucumber, lettuce, broths, zucchini, celery, plain yogurt, tomatoes, bell peppers, cauliflower, cabbage, grapefruit, coconut water, and cottage cheese. You can cook dishes once or twice a week with fatty fish, such as salmon, mackerel, or herring. Have healthy snacks like almonds and Brazilian or macadamia nuts.
Skin can lack suppleness, meaning dehydration with a lack of essential fatty acids and antioxidants. The solution lies in foods that provide good fats, such as avocado, fatty fishes, first cold-pressed olive, rapeseed or wheat germ oils, and eggs. Mineral-rich water can help your body drain waste products and counteract the acidifying effects of a diet with too many sugars and poor-quality fats.
Acne affects not just teenagers. A proper diet can slow down the inflammation of the skin. To help heal your skin, eliminate, or reduce the consumption of fat, sugar, and milk, food that are responsible for unhealthy skin.
Fatty food requires a lot of intestinal work. The intestine is the filter of food dealing with excess fat from the accumulation of wastes. This forces the intestine to overflow, affecting the filtering of toxins. The quality of your skin is reflected by your saturated and tired intestine. Gray, dull, or yellow skin indicates excess fat in the intestine.
Industrial sugars like candies and milk chocolate are deadly “assassins” to your skin. An increase in blood sugar can result in your pancreas making insulin and transferring to the cells. Once the proteins of the cells are affected by the sugar, glycation forms in your body. The worst glycation is a combination of protein and sugar, such as “ribs” (pork ribs brushed with sugar). Glycation has the effect of stiffening the inside of cells, particularly the dermis.
Decreasing collagen and elastin poisons the dermis with particles that it cannot eliminate. The increase in insulin is the result of the sugar in the cells secreting the IGF hormone (insulin growth factor), which stimulates the sebaceous glands and produces sebum.
Whole milk is pro-inflammatory and causes inflammation of the skin and of the joints. By consuming milk regularly, you can increase the risk of osteoarthritis. Inflammation is mechanically responsible for the increase in pain. Not all milk products cause inflammation. Fermented dairy products like yogurt and cheese have less impact on the quality of your skin because fermentation reduces the amount of sugar. Skimmed milk contains whey, a protein absents in whole milk. Whey can increase the level of insulin, and consequently, the secretion of sebum by the sebaceous glands.
The main cause of oily skin is the secretion of sebum containing zinc found in foods such as oysters or steaks. Avoid sebum by limiting sugars. The sebaceous gland uses sugar to produce sebum. Therefore, the more you eat, the more the gland produces fat that can make your face glow like a beacon in the night.
Genetics affect 60% of the way we age. The drier your skin, the more it wrinkles. As used for dry skin, various seasoning oils, fatty fish, and eggs can help keep your skin hydrated. Fruits and vegetables are rich in antioxidants and free radicals, reducing some the effects of aging. Among the potent produce, add vegetables such as lamb’s lettuce, broccoli, cabbage, spinach, chard, peppers, and peas, and fruits like strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries.