There are many ways from providing essential energy and nutrients, for deviating skin disease. Researchers are still learning how a nutritious diet promotes skin, hair, and nail health, if you are healthy on the inside, you will be healthy on the outside, too — skin and all.
It is important to understand how your diet and hygiene care affects your skin.
Skin wrinkling is a natural part of the ageing process, but using sunscreen, moisturising creams, not smoking, and maintaining a healthy diet can slow the ageing process.
The right nutrients can stop your skin from breaking down and keep it strong.
Limiting sugar and carbohydrates is also beneficial as these foods can damage your skin’s collagen. Too much sugar in a diet also enables the production of an ageing culprit known as advanced glycation end products— oxidant stressors which form when fat or protein combines with sugars.
Nutrition plays a very important role in chronic skin conditions. For example:
- Skin Dryness can be worsened by a high fat, high sugar diet along with alcohol consumption and smoking. You can prevent dry skin by eating foods that are high in water content (like fruits and vegetables) and elevating your fluid intake
- Eczema can be triggered by allergies in some individuals, so eating foods with anti-inflammatory properties can help reduce these skin symptoms.
- Rosacea may be triggered by alcohol consumption, spicy foods, or hot drinks. Avoiding these may reduce the frequency and severity of flare ups.
Best Ways To Care for Your Skin
Though diet is not a standalone cure for skin conditions, being sure to consume plenty of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory foods may help boost skin health in combination with hydration, hygiene, and healthy skincare routines. Consider including one or more of these foods into your diet, and take note of any changes:
- Yellow/orange/red fruits and vegetables
- Leafy greens
- Beans and nuts
- Fatty fish
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