Foods for Healthy Skin – How eating your fruit and vegetables can benefit your skins health
We are going to discuss the importance of choosing the right foods to eat in order for achieving healthy skin. More specifically the benefits of how eating your vegetables can make your lifestyle healthier and your skin glow.
Many people believe that using their favourite skincare routine alone will keep their skin in tip top condition. Whilst using good skincare products will help your skin there is another major contributor to skin’s health… fruit and vegetables. Fruit and vegetables contain lots of nutrients that boost levels of certain vitamins and minerals in your skin.
Why eat certain foods for healthy skin?
Your skin is constantly shedding older cells and replacing them with newer ones so a steady supply of nutrients is essential to support the fast growth of new cells. Eating the correct balanced diet will keep your skin in tip top condition, soft and blemish free. Although the skin ageing process is inevitable with time, the ageing process of the skin can be speeded up by overexposure to UV light, pollution and poor nutrition.
Antioxidants keep your skin in good condition by helping protect your skin from free radicals (free radicals are unstable atoms that cause cell damage, cause illness and skin ageing). Luckily fruit and vegetables contain a lot of powerful antioxidants which neutralise the free radicals so they minimise any damage caused.
Which fruit and vegetables can help your skin
Eating a variety of fruit and vegetables with a minimum of five portions a day is a huge benefit to your skin and your bodies general health and wellbeing. Two of the vitamins, beta-carotene which is found in many vegetables such as carrots and sweet potatoes and also lutein which is found in kale and spinach are very strong antioxidants which play a crucial role in the process of replacing the old cells in your skin.
Another great vitamin found in fruit and vegetables is vitamin C also known as ascorbic acid. Vitamin C isn’t produced by the body so the only way to get it is via your diet. Vitamin C is crucial to skin health as it needed to make collagen by your body, which thickens the dermis layer of the skin and lessens fine lines and is essential for firm and a youthful skin glow. The collagen in turn helps strengthen the capillaries in your body and face. These capillaries supply the skin with blood where the blood contains all the vitamins and minerals needed. Vitamin C also prevents the melanin production in your skin, which helps to lighten skin pigmentation and improve skin radiance and tone. In order to increase your bodies daily supply of Vitamin C the best foods for healthy skin are of course citrus fruits (oranges & lemons), peppers, strawberries, blackcurrants, broccoli, brussel sprouts and potatoes.
Another major boost for your skin is vitamin E. Vitamin E is another antioxidant, like we said above, it’s anti-ageing properties protect the body’s cells from free radicals which cause the skin to age quicker and damage the cells. The other main benefit of vitamin E is that it can help acne-prone skin. It has anti-inflammatory properties which can help prevent acne and spots whilst reducing the discoloration that occurs with acne. Vitamin E can be found in many common foods such as avocados, spinach, squash and kiwis. Whilst you can eat your healthy vitamin E daily dose, the skin gains the biggest benefits when it is applied directly rather than via your diet. Applying vitamin E is far more potent than ingesting it.
Our CBD day cream and CBD face serum both contain vitamin E as one of our important ingredients. We incorporated vitamin E into our products for the reasons we have explained above. Using our CBD skincare products alongside a healthy diet of at least 5 portions of fruit/vegetables everyday will help keep your skin in optimum condition.
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