1. Fruits and Vegetables Good for Skin
Fruits contain vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fibers. Vitamins and minerals are healing power of your body. The best choice is always fresh fruits and vegetables. But if you don't have any, frozen foods are always better than canned foods.
>>Avocadoes - This fruit is abundant in essential oils and b-complex vitamins which nourish your skin inside out. Niacin, or vitamin b3, is very important for skin health, and avocado is rich in Niacin. Niacin helps soothes irritated skin and calm down red blotchy spots.
Avocado is rich in oil. It can be used to soothe and smooth dry skin. Eat the avocado fruit first, then rub it all over the body.
Blend half of an avocado with yogurt and berries for a wonderful morning smoothy.
>>Mangoes - Vitamin A repairs your skin cells, and mango has 80% of your daily requirements for vitamin A. If you have dry, flaky skin complexion, then have a mango! Vitamin A is also antioxidant that fight free radical damages that can prematurely age your skin.
Perfect fruit for both your skin and your figure.
>>Acerola Cherries - One single Acerola cherry supplies 100% of your daily allowance for vitamin C, which is great news for your skin. As an antioxidant, vitamin C fights skin damage and wrinkles. It also plays a central role in the production of collagen, the structural protein in your skin.
>>Baked Potato - Unlike the greasy French Fries, a fresh baked potato provides 75% of your daily requirement for copper. This mineral works hand-in-hand with vitamin C and zinc to produce the elastic fibers that support skin structure. Too little copper in your diet can reduce your skin?s ability to heal and cause it to become rigid and lifeless.
>>Mushroom - This fungi is rich in riboflavin, a B vitamin that?s vital to your skin. Riboflavin (vitamin B2) is involved in tissue maintenance and repair, but actually goes beyond basic skin care to improve skin blemish caused by rosacea. This vitamin is so important for skin repair that the body will use up large amounts after sustaining a burn or wound, or undergoing surgery.
2. Identify the Antioxidants
Oxidation is a nature process of your body. But oxidation reaction can involve production of free radicals which form dangerous chain reaction, which might lead to cancer, heart disease and more. Plants and animals contain complex system of multiple types of antioxidants. Common antioxidants are Vitamins A, C, E, and beta carotene. These special chemicals assist in skin repair and the strengthening of blood vessels.
Ya know? Some of these foods does not taste too bad.
Vitamin A - Orange, carrot, pumpkin, and fish
Vitamin C - Orange (most fruits), celery, broccoli, berries, potato, sweet potato
Vitamin E - nuts, seeds, pears, veg oil, fish oil
Selenium - seafood, cereal, muscle meats
3. Have fun with soybeans
The soybean is regarded as a valuable food remedy in eczema and other skin affections. It renders unnecessary the use of animal protein, that is, meat, eggs and milk and thus reduces the inflammatory activities in the skin and is free from the tendency to produce sensitivity or allergic reactions which so frequently attend the users of all animal proteins.
Aside from that, soybean is a rich source of estrogen, which help to balance female hormone and emotion. If you are like me, unbalance hormone and emotion can cause irritation and pimples on your lovely face.
4. Can't Do Without Unsaturated Fat
Do all you can to stay away from saturated fat. But believe or not, unsaturated fat is pretty essential to your health. Lack of unsaturated fat in your body can cause dry skin, cracking skin, lost of hair color, increase in dandruff, emotional, fragile nails, dry eyes, lack of energy, high blood pressure, breast pain...so on and so on.
It's nothing less than disaster.
Unsaturated fat is needed to balance hormone, separate nerve cells and maintain healthy blood vessels.
Now, you can feel less guilty about eating a lot of things. Cheer up.
5. Consume Plenty of Water
The body is almost two thirds water. On average, the body loses 2.5 liters of water each day.
Blood is 92% water. Bones are 22% water.
Muscles are 75% water.
Brain is 75% water. Even moderate dehydration can cause headaches and dizziness.
Adequate intake of pure water promotes the body's natural healing process. It is needed by the body to prevent toxins and chemical substances from accumulating and harming cells and to carry neurotransmissions from one nerve cell to another effectively.
Keeping your skin hydrated externally, as well as internally, is also beneficial in anti-aging and keeping the skin healthy. This is particularly important to those with dry or maturing skin.
Hydrating skin externally is especially important in air conditioned rooms, dry, arid climates and in airplanes. Pressurized cabins in airplanes dehydrate the skin.
6. Avoid Caffeine and Alcohol
Alcohol and caffeine dehydrate skin, wreaking havoc on its structure. An acceptable alternative to water is green tea, which is low in caffeine (but enough for a pick-me-up).
Green tea, as you probably already know, is loaded with antioxidants that destroy free radicals, which cause aging.