It’s no surprise that what you eat can affect how your skin looks. I’m sure we’ve all noticed blemishes and breakouts after a weekend away or a greasy pizza night. What you eat has a big impact on your skin. So naturally, if you eat nutrient-rich foods, it will help your skin to thrive. Here are some healthy vitamins and nutrients that you should strive to include in your diet that will benefit your skin.
Incorporating antioxidant-rich foods into your diet is extremely important. Antioxidants are compounds that help to reduce cell damage by interacting with, and disrupting and preventing the chain reaction caused by free radicals. Free radicals cause your cells to break down, contributing to aging skin, sun spots, age spots and even cancer. Antioxidants help to reduce inflammation, firm your skin, reduce the appearance of wrinkles, reduce the appearance of scarring, and repair sun damage. Here are some antioxidant-rich foods that you should start adding to your diet:
Antioxidants are also really beneficial when they are applied topically to the skin. The entire Altilis Beauty skincare line contains many antioxidant-rich and hydrating ingredients that are beneficial for your skin.
Omega 3 Fatty Acids
If you don’t already eat foods that contain Omega 3 fatty acids, now’s the time to start! Omega 3 fatty acids have been proven to help your body in a plethora of ways including lowering your risk of heart disease, slow cognitive decline, help combat anxiety and depression and much more. However, if you haven’t already guessed, Omega 3 Fatty Acids are also great for your skin. Not only do they great for dry skin, eczema and acne, they also help to manage oil production and hydration in the skin. Here are some healthy foods that are high in Omega 3s:
- Chia Seeds
- Hemp Seed Oil - our Breadfruit Body Butter, InflorEssence Lip Balm all contain Hemp Seed Oil which is high in Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids.
Vitamin C is very beneficial for the skin which is why you should try to incorporate foods in your diet that are high in vitamin C. This vitamin is also an antioxidant and has amazing skin brightening properties which help to lighten age spots and sun spots – combatting sun exposure. Here are some really easy things that you can add into your diet to ensure you’re getting lots of Vitamin C:
Not only should you be eating Vitamin C-rich foods, but you can also apply Vitamin C directly to your face, ensuring that your skin is getting the amount of Vitamin C that it needs to function at its highest capacity. Our InflorEssence Serum and InflorEssence Moisturizer also provide your skin with a double dose of Vitamin C.
Vitamin A has so many benefits for your eyes, your bones, your immune system and your skin! Vitamin A also has the ability to “grow and repair skin”, often helping to reduce the appearance of acne. Additionally, Vitamin A plays a huge role in collagen production in the skin, working to keep your skin looking tight and plum. Vitamin A is also considered an antioxidant, so this one is a double-whammy and should not be skipped! Here are some foods that are high in Vitamin A:
- Sweet potatoes
- Butternut squash