What is the importance of food for healthy skin?

May 28, 2021

What is the importance of food for healthy skin?

If healthy skin is a reflection of good health, poor quality food will reflect poorly on your skin, losing elasticity and vigor, and causing dryness.

- High glycemic index foods, such as fried foods, chocolate, rice, and flour, cause a spike in blood sugar levels. It can lead to blackheads and pimples, glycation, which is related to skin aging, in addition to cardiovascular diseases and type 2 diabetes.
- Excess salt, for example, favors fluid retention, swelling, and inflammation of skin cells, in addition to highlighting cellulite.
- Alcohol causes dehydration in your body, causes loss of moisture, dryness, cracks, and fissures.
- Sugar impairs the proper functioning of the cells responsible for skin elasticity and firmness.
- Industrialized foods in general contain substances that produce free radicals in excess.

A healthy diet for the skin is rich in fiber, raw vegetables, fruits, legumes, and lean proteins.  Besides having important vitamins and minerals that neutralize free radicals, these foods contain fiber that improves bowel function, thus avoiding excess oiliness and the appearance of unwanted pimples.

Prioritize foods rich in Vitamins:

Vitamin A: found mainly in orange-colored fruits and vegetables and dark green leafy vegetables, such as: papaya, persimmon, carrots, sweet potatoes, watercress, broccoli, arugula, spinach, and others. Vitamin A helps maintain the integrity of skin cells;
B-complex vitamins: found mainly in whole grains, milk and dairy products, lean meats, among others. The B-complex vitamins help in the regulation of the sebaceous glands, which will contribute to reduce the oiliness of the skin, making it silkier;
Vitamin C: found in great concentration in citric fruits such as: acerola, strawberry, orange, tangerine, pineapple, and guava, among others. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that contributes to the prevention of skin aging. It also helps in the healing of the skin, contributing to a faster recovery in case of cuts and wounds;
Zinc: found mainly in poultry, fish, seafood, milk, etc.. Zinc helps fight free radicals, assisting in cell renewal.

TIP 01 | You will help your skin even more if you don't only improve your moisturizing creams, but also pay attention to your water intake. The main source of hydration for the skin happens from the inside out: drinking two liters of liquids a day, besides being fundamental for good health, is what will guarantee a more hydrated skin. And to help you with this mission we have our Innovative Bottle, which will help you stay hydrated all day long with its time marker.

TIP 02 | About 70% of the skin's composition is collagen. It is responsible for its firmness and elasticity, for maintaining muscle mass (which we also lose over time), and for strengthening bones, joints, hair, and nails.

Naturally, we stop producing this protein around the age of 25, so it is good to start putting sources of collagen in your diet even before you get there. It is present in gelatin, meat, chicken, and fish. The amazing Collagen Peptides + Protein can help you build beauty from the inside out, it will feed your health and nourish your inner beauty with the revitalizing power of collagen.

TIP 03 |  When the intestines don't function well, we begin to accumulate toxins that should have been eliminated, in addition to compromising good digestion and the absorption of nutrients that are fundamental for healthy skin. This all ends up showing up in the form of acne, loss of radiance, loss of elasticity, and cellulite.

Our advanced Turmeric Detox Tea formula supports colon detoxification, gently cleanses the colon, eliminates toxins, supports a healthy inflammatory response, and helps maintain an optimal weight.

TIP 04 | Exposure to sunlight is a must if we are to get vitamin D. It assists in the growth and repair of skin cells, as well as creating and maintaining strong bones. But remember: exposure must be safe, with protection, and cannot be long lasting! 10 minutes, 3x/week and on a small area of skin are enough to maintain vitamin D levels.

You can now understand how healthy eating and health care are extremely important for healthy and beautiful skin, can't you? Start putting into practice all the tips we have given in this article and you will achieve even more beautiful skin.

If you still have questions or want to know more about the benefits of combining healthy eating with skin care procedures, please contact our team, it will be a pleasure to serve you.

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