It is not new, eating is the basis for taking care of your skin. If you eat too fatty, too sweet, or too salty, you run the risk of quickly paying for it with oily skin and pimples.
Are there foods in favor to take care of your skin?
Eat fruits and vegetables
First recommendation: fruits and vegetables. Why ? Fruits and vegetables provide us with essential micronutrients for the proper functioning of our body, micronutrients being everything we eat that does not have calories: vitamins, minerals, etc.
By working properly, your body will be able to properly digest, sort, and filter. Your skin cells will be much better!
Vitamin E is an antioxidant that will effectively protect your cells by fighting free radicals. It is a fairly easy vitamin to find in its natural form since it is present in almost all vegetable oils: olive oil, wheat germ oil, etc. So if you only cook with butter, maybe it’s time to introduce some vegetable oils?
A little more difficult to find, omega-3s are, however, essential for our body, as nutritionists repeat. These fatty acids are called «essential» because our body is not capable of synthesizing them. Fish is the richest source of omega-3s, especially oily fish (omega-3s are fatty acids), and if you’re a little braver than average, why not try cod liver oil? Omega-3s have an anti-inflammatory effect. If your skin is inflamed, or more problematic than you are, you suffer from psoriasis or eczema, an intake of omega-3 may be beneficial.
zinc and selenium
Zinc and selenium are micronutrients that contribute to the proper functioning of the sebaceous glands and the immune system. They also have a powerful antioxidant effect. They are usually associated and sold in pharmacies as a complement for the beauty of the skin. You will find zinc in shellfish, but if you don’t like it you can always opt for organ meats and legumes. The top of the top for selenium is Brazil nuts. A nut a day and your needs are more than satisfied. However, be careful with selenium, which quickly becomes toxic, even in small overdoses.
The eternal vitamin C
The queen of vitamins, is found in almost all fruits. Only its natural form is bioavailable (absorbed by our body), so forget about dietary supplements! Vitamin C has multiple effects: antioxidant, necessary for the proper functioning of the immune system and, above all, essential for the absorption of iron. According to ANSES, these are some foods that are very rich in vitamin C:
- the chili
- black currant
- fresh thyme
- the lemon
Unlike selenium, excess vitamin C is quite well managed by our body, which will eliminate it effectively through urine, so don’t hesitate to eat fruits and vegetables.
This is one of the most basic recommendations, however, the lack of hydration has terrible effects on our body. We are made up of 60% water, and dehydration (even mild) puts our body in slow motion. Everything works worse. Waste disposal and also less efficient. There is no general recommendation regarding hydration since losses range from 0.5 liters to several liters per day depending on the person, their physical activity, the environment in which they operate. The best advice is: drink before you feel thirsty.
And if I provide more micronutrients than necessary, will I have better skin?
Your body will not work any better, it may even work worse! The main thing is to have a balanced diet. If you are missing any of the foods recommended above, add it to your diet. If you are already consuming vegetable oils, seeds and nuts, eating fruits and hydrating yourself properly, you are in the nails!