If you want to look after your skin, it’s not just about the things that you put on it, and how well you clean it. While it’s true that if you have skin issues, it’s not necessarily caused by eating too much chocolate or greasy food, there are still dietary changes you can make to give your skin a helping hand.
It’s important to make sure that you get plenty of water during the day to keep yourself hydrated. Water is one of the best things you can drink so keep a bottle of water in your bag whenever you go out. Although water is good, most fluids count towards your recommended daily allowance (6-8 glasses), but this doesn’t include alcohol!
Get Your Five–a–Day
Make sure that you have a good variety of fruit and vegetables in your diet by eating different colours. Fruit and veg is packed full of natural anti-oxidants, and it’s cheap and good for your waistline too!
We all think of fat as being the worst thing for you, but monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats are naturally occurring and can be found in food like avocados, fish and nuts. These friendly fats help to keep your skin supple and hydrated.
Omega-3 and Omega-6
These are essential fatty acids, which means that the body cannot produce them, so you need to make sure you can obtain them through your diet. Omega-3 encourages the body to produce anti-inflammatory compounds, which is great for skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. Eat oily fish, flaxseed oil, linseeds and walnuts to top your body up.
Vitamins C and E
Vitamin C is a brilliant anti-oxidant; it helps to boost the immune system and give you great skin. It’s found in a wide range of fruit and veg such as broccoli, oranges, kiwi and sweet potato. Vitamin E is great as it protects your skin from cell damage. You can find it in almonds, hazelnuts and sunflower oil.
Here at Fiona Clossick, we have a fantastic range of aesthetic treatments to get your skin looking fabulous! Pop into our skin clinic in Birmingham or contact us on 07815904578 for more information about any of our services.