Foods That Are Good For Your Skin

Foods That Are Good For Your Skin
Posted on 06/16/2017

In our previous blog about how your diet affects your skin, we talked about some foods that you should avoid to keep your skin looking youthful and healthy. Continuing with that topic, today we’ll be looking at the opposite end of the spectrum. Since there are foods that can wreak havoc on your skin, there have to be foods out there that are good for you skin, right? Absolutely! Your local skin care experts at Allen Dermatology are here to guide you through the foods that you can chow down on that will actually help your skin!

Chocolate. Wait What?

That’s right! Chocolate is on the list of foods that are healthy for your skin! But before you bite down on that candy bar, know that the kind of chocolate that’s good for you skin is on the darker side at about 70% cacao. Cacao in chocolate actually helps keep your skin hydrated, and dark chocolate contains a high level of an antioxidant called flavonols.

Nothing Beats A Glass Of Water

Everyone knows that they should be drinking more water, but if you need something to motivate you, how about beautiful skin? Drinking water daily is probably the best thing that you can do for you skin when it comes to your diet. Not only does water help keep you skin hydrated and moist, which reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles, but it also helps your body absorb the nutrients it needs from your food while expelling toxins. The recommended water intake is about 8 glasses per day, so just try to reach for a glass of water instead of that soft drink.

Pomegranates & Berries

Pomegranates are actually the fruit that is the most rich in antioxidants, which is needed to fight damage to your skin from free-radicals and stimulate healthy blood flow in your body. Just crack open a fresh pomegranate for a perfect snack while you help your skin look amazing. Another great source of antioxidants are colorful fruits, such as berries,

Get Those Healthy Fats 

Foods like salmon, mackerel, walnuts, and olive or canola oils all contain healthy fats called Omega-3 and Omega 6. These are essential fatty acids that help your skin look and feel healthy by maintaining your skin’s natural barrier of oil to prevent dryness and other blemishes.  

Care For A Cup Of Green Tea? 

Green tea is a wonderful gift that you can give to your skin since it contains tons of antioxidants that can help reduce inflammation and protect your skin from damage. For a little bit of extra juice, literally, squeeze some citrus juice into your green tea, such as lemon, for an added boost. The lemon juice will actually help the antioxidants stay in your body longer by slowing the digestion of the tea.

Contact Your Local Macon Dermatologist

If you have any questions about how you can improve your diet to help your skin, just contact us at Allen Dermatology and we’ll be more than happy to help. We’re passionate when it comes to helping our community feel comfortable and confident in their own skin. You deserve the youthful and vibrant look that you want, so contact us and book your appointment for a consultation.