Friday, May 28, 2010

Eat Well to Keep Your Skin Looking and Feeling Healthy

Our skin is a reflection of what we put in and on our bodies. It is so important to always eat well and use products that are clean (natural, vegan, etc.). Lately, I've been looking into foods that are supposed to be good for our skin. Mostly, I'm finding that foods that have one of the following properties makes your skin healthier:

*  High amount Vitamin E
*  Rich in Omega 3
*  High amount of antioxidant
*  Rich in Vitamin C
*  Good for hydration
*  Reduces inflammation

Here are some of the foods that I find consistently:

Almonds - High in Vitamin E
Blueberries & Strawberries - High in antioxidants
Green Tea - Natural anti-inflammatory
Avocados - Natural anti-inflammatory
Oranges & Grapefruits - Rich in Vitamin C
Salmon - Rich in Omega 3

...and of course, drink lots of water!!! It is essential to hydration.

Remember - even if you are eating well, if you use creams and lotions with unhealthy ingredients, you are really defeating the purpose. So you need to watch both what you put in and what you put on your bodies.