We all know how important eating right is for your insides. You probably also know that the foods you eat can make or break your complexion, but you may not know the details. For example, did you know that consuming high-glycemic foods that spike your blood sugar level, such as sugar, flour, rice, and cereal, can contribute to acne? On the other hand, oranges are bursting with water to hydrate parched skin. They’re also an excellent source of vitamin C, which helps build collagen and keep skin supple.
For a luminous complexion, here are five other skin-saving foods to throw into your grocery cart:
Oats are a low-glycemic superfood that help to prevent skin cell damage and soothe irritation.
These little, round treats pack quite a punch when it comes to your skin. Specifically, the skin of grapes contains the anti-inflammatory ingredient resveratrol, which provides UV protection and may even slow cellular aging.
Packed with omega-3 fatty acids, this heart-healthy fish may also help to stave off skin cancer, according to recent research.
Eggs, chicken, lean beef, and other high-quality protein help build collagen. (Healthy sleep habits are also conducive to collagen growth, but that’s a different story!)
This trendy veggie also happens to be a great source of folate and vitamins A and C. While vitamin C is a known collagen booster, vitamin A and folate can help protect the skin from sun damage.
You simply can’t go wrong by adding any fruit or vegetable to your diet. A balanced, colorful variety of nutrients will go a long way toward keeping your body and skin healthy and vibrant. To help maintain your luminous skin, we offer a leading selection of skin rejuvenating treatments and medical-grade skincare products. Call 303.327.7300 or click here to schedule your consultation today.