When we speak about skin health we love to talk about our skincare routines and the ingredients we put on our skin. But what is equally as important is thinking about the foods that we eat to maintain healthy skin. Our gut and skin health are very much linked, maintaining a healthy diet for inner gut health drives skin balance and radiance, resulting in healthy, happy, glowing skin. Keep reading for the foods you’ll want to add to your diet to start glowing from the inside out.
Fatty fish, such as salmon, is an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids that are crucial in maintaining healthy skin. Omega-3 fatty acids help keep skin suuple and moisturised and help to reduce inflammation, which can cause redness and acne. Fatty acids can also make your skin less sensitive to UV rays, which helps in protecting the skin from damage from the sun.
Carrots are very high in beta carotene, which converts to vitamin A within your body, which is commonly found in retinols. Vitamin A is essential for healthy, glowing skin (and hair!) through promoting the growth of new skin cells and keeping the skin smooth and wrinkle free. It’s also great at reducing texture and acne.
Avocado is full of healthy fats, minerals and vitamins, specifically high in Vitamin E. These help stimulate collagen production as well as soothe inflammation and helps the skin to also shed dead skin cells to look smooth, plump and even-toned.
Most nuts, specifically almonds and walnuts are a great source for zinc, which is an important nutrient due to its anti-inflammatory properties. These can help with a wide range of skin concerns such as eczema, rosacea and acne.
Black pepper is very high in antioxidants, minerals and vitamins, which help with wrinkles and sagging on the skin as well as hyperpigmentation. Having the spice in your daily diet will help rejuvenate the skin. And as a nice bonus it also stimulates hair growth!