For a radiant complexion, eating a healthy and balanced diet is important, you need to nourish your skin to keep it as healthy as possible. The best thing about skin care is that you can improve it from both inside and outside. Get enough of the right nutrients from the foods you eat and you can also benefit from taking a supplements or applying an antioxidant-packed lotion over the skin.
Antioxidants such as beta-carotene and vitamins C, Vitamin E, and Vitamin A can curb the damage caused by unstable molecules known as free radicals. These molecules can harm skin cells and cause signs of aging. One of the best ways to get more antioxidants is to eat a wide variety of fruits and vegetables. Blueberries, strawberries, grapefruit, kale, spinach, and different kinds of peppers are good for skin. Add tomato that contains an antioxidant called lycopene, to stir-fried vegetables, brown rice, or quinoa. More colors in your dish are better for your skin.
Omega-3 fatty acids help keep the top outer layer of the skin strong and intact so that external toxins and pollutants are kept out. Your diet shall include foods that are high in omega-3 fatty acids, including wild salmon, sardines, fortified eggs, and walnuts. If you are not eating a balanced diet, add over-the-counter daily multivitamin with minerals to boost your nutrient intake. To summarize:-
- Eat a healthy diet
- Do not smoke
- Get enough sleep
- Exercise regularly
- Drink enough water
- Wear broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 every day.