A cream can protect the skin from the sun, wind, and weather, but for the skin to appear vital, plump and radiant, it has to shine from the inside out. The right foods can work wonders here. You already guessed it: you won’t find fatty fast food on this list.
Healthy fats, valuable B vitamins and biotin – just one avocado a day provides the body with enough biotin. Avocados give dry skin more elasticity thanks to their vitamin E content, while the vitamin A contained in the fruit also helps against impurities in oily skin. The avocado can also give a radiant complexion when applied as a face mask.
The skin needs antioxidants for healthy regeneration and detoxification. The antioxidants help against free radicals and thus protect the cells from damage. Since berries also have anti-inflammatory effects, they are good at combating blemishes. Vitamins are also found in sufficient quantities in the delicious red and black berries, and black currants contain a particularly large amount of vitamin C. As this vitamin is sensitive to heat, berries are best eaten raw.
You can start the day well with healthy muesli with oat flakes and nuts. Oatmeal contains a lot of zinc, which works against blemished skin and inflammation. With a zinc deficiency, the skin can either become impure and oily, or dry and flaky. Allergies are also aggravated by a zinc deficiency. If you take in enough zinc with the food, the wound healing comes back into balance and the sebum production levels off again.
Good for the eyes and good for the skin: the orange-colored carrots are full of beta-carotene, a precursor of vitamin A. The vitamin is important; if it is deficient, the skin becomes rough and dry. Carrots can also help with blemished and oily skin, as they strengthen the skin’s barrier. You don’t have to eat kilos of carrots, one large carrot a day is enough. Since Betacoretin is fat-soluble, you should always consume some oil with it, as this is the only way the body can absorb the ingredients.
Tomatoes are one of the most popular vegetables: Hardly any other fruit has a higher lycopene content. Lycopene protects the skin from UV damage and filters harmful substances out of the cells. This helps tomatoes to slow down the aging process. Incidentally, by cooking briefly, the body can absorb a particularly large amount of lycopene.
The valuable omega-3 fatty acids are found in most fat fish. The skin needs these cell-protecting substances for a healthy, rosy complexion. If you include enough fish in your diet, you can delay skin aging and fight inflammation. Salmon, mackerel and sardines are particularly healthy.
Those who are smart eat walnuts: The nuts are not only good for our gray cells, but also for the skin. In addition to omega-3 fatty acids, they also contain vitamin E and biotin. A lack of vitamin E punishes the skin with dryness, small cracks and unsightly spots. Wrinkled and wrinkled skin can also result from a vitamin E deficiency.