Skin health is the depiction of body health.

There are a few factors that play their role in the betterment of the skin as:

  • Diet
  • Body nutrition
  • Lifestyle
  • Sleeping routine
  • Skincare regimen

How can you perfect your skin with good nutrition?

Good nutrition is a combination of the right amounts of:

  • Healthy fats
  • Proteins
  • Vitamins
  • Minerals

Every nutrient plays a different role in enhancing body or skin health.Carbohydrates are the energy house of the body. Most of the time (except for specialized diets), carbs change into glucose, and the body utilizes it for its needs. Proteins are the building blocks for the body muscles. Vitamins and minerals quench the need of body’s other needs.

In skin health, there are a few things to keep in mind:

  • Collagen and fiber for the skin
  • Proteins/ amino acids for building up skin cells
  • Fluids for skin hydration

Your perfect nutrition must consist of all of the above nutrients and foods.

Antioxidants:

Chemicals that produce a neutralizing effect on cells for protection are antioxidants. Antioxidants can protect body cells from external factors as:

  • Pollution
  • Sun and UV rays
  • Toxins
  • Temperature
  • Wind
  • Chemicals

Beta carotene and vitamins as vitamin A, C,and E are the most common anti-oxidants. Antioxidants help in the protection of collagen and elastin cells in the skin.

The exact mechanism of antioxidants in fighting cell decay is as follows:

  • The body produces free radicals, which can affect the health status of the cells
  • These free radicals need an electron to complete their electron pair
  • Antioxidants donate their electrons to complete the electron pair in free radicals

In this way, antioxidants can restrict the detrimental effect of free radicals in the body. Blueberries, blackbeans, redbeans, plums, green apples, strawberries, leafy green vegetables, and plums are strong anti-oxidant foods.

Hydration:

Hydration and moisturization of skin are inevitable for skin health. Certain foods are rich in water and glucose, which can help meet the need of the body. Green leafy vegetables, watermelon, fruits, tomatoes, and other foods can continuously replenish the skin’s need for hydration.

Your nutrition must consist of certain sets of water intake or fruit/vegetable juices. It can guarantee good skin health and a healthy glow on the skin.

Elasticity:

Elasticity is the main characteristic of the human skin. Our skin tends to be elastic due to the presence of collagen protein in it. If skin loses its elasticity, you can suffer from dryness, wrinkling, and skin cell destruction.

The best foods for skin elasticity are:

  • Almonds
  • Broccoli
  • Walnuts
  • Fatty fish (omega-3 fatty acid)
  • Citrus fruits as lemon, oranges, strawberries
  • Green leafy vegetables

 

These food products will help in improving the skin elasticity by:

  • Increasing the hyaluronic levels
  • Improving collagen content inside the cells
  • Regenerating lost skin cells for better appearance and skin health

Takeaway:

Good nutrition and skin health are directly related to each other. Balanced nutrition can help with balanced body metabolism and skin health. Before trying external beauty products for your beauty, you should follow a balanced routine and healthy food intake.