We all want smooth, flawless skin, right? There are many ways you can care for your skin, which happens to be your body's largest organ. One of them is eating foods that contain the nutrients your skin needs to say healthy and youthful. On the other hand, eating the wrong foods can really do a number on your skin. Make these dietary changes and you should have your best skin in no time at all.
1. Start Drinking Kombucha Today
Konbucha is a fermented drink that contains a wealth of probiotics, which are great for skin health. They've also been linked to anti-aging and calming inflammation and redness on your skin. All fermented foods offer these benefits, including yogurt, kefir and sauerkraut, but kombucha is a new trend. If you like tea, you will probably like kombucha.
2. Switch to Krill Oil
You probably pop a fish oil pill or two each day. After all, there's lots of research that shows that the omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil are great for keeping skin hydrated and young. New information points to krill oil as being a better choice because, in addition to containing omega-3s, it also contains powerful antioxidants that combat free radical damage that leads to aging. Krill oil also helps battle inflammation in your skin. Look for krill oil pills at health food stores.
3. Try a Tincture
Tinctures are basically macerated herbs that have been soaked in alcohol. Some skincare experts call them one of the best ways to promote healthy skin. Tinctures are taken internally, not applied topically. Choose your tincture, then place a drop or two under your tongue. You can also add the liquid tincture to tea or juice. It's important to discuss the use of herbal remedies with your doctor before giving it a go.
4. Listen to Your Gut
Your gut health is connected to your skin health and sometimes the things you eat can manifest as a rash or skin condition. For example, people who suffer from celiac disease often get a rash when they eat wheat, rye or barley. Food intolerances can also show up on the skin in the form of a rash or redness. Some foods can also trigger acne, eczema and other issues. Keep a food journal in which you record your meals and any skin issues you experience soon after. This should help you determine the culprit so you can stop eating it.
5. You Need Turmeric in Your Life
Turmeric is a spice often used in Indian cooking and is one of the main ingredients in curry. In addition to having a great flavor and color, turmeric helps block inflammation and promotes healing of the skin. You certainly benefit from eating turmeric, but you can also apply it topically to enhance the benefits.
6. Start Taking a Vitamin D3 Supplement
Many Americans are deficient in Vitamin D, which can show itself in many aspects of your health. Because the vitamin is made via sun exposure, you may not be getting enough since you know to wear sunscreen when you're outdoors. Taking a supplement ensures that you are getting adequate amounts, which encourages healthy skin cell turnover and helps keep your skin hydrated and healthy.
7. Get a Peel to Counteract Pollution
OK, this isn't really a dietary change, but pollution can contribute to aging skin, discoloration and other problems. When you get a peel, you essentially remove the top few layers of skin, revealing the fresh, young and lovely skin beneath. You can do a simple at home peel a couple of times each week to get mega benefits. Combined with a healthy diet, this should help you get the best skin you've ever had.
Which of these changes are you going to make today?