The saying that “beauty is only skin deep” is not exactly true. This idea has been perpetuated in human societies where people believe that only what they put on the outside of their skin can affect their appearance. However, a person’s diet affects their beauty even more than what is applied on the skin. This means that a cream that promises to make a woman look younger and have a more radiant skin is less effective and costs much more than the vitamins contained inside the right foods and drinks.
So, this is how your diet can help you get a beautiful skin:
There are many reasons to drink plenty of water throughout the day and maintaining your natural beauty is just one of those reasons. Water keeps the skin hydrated, so it looks fresh and bright.
Also, it keeps the skin smooth and soft. By drinking plenty of water you can improve dry, itchy skin and according to studies you may even delay the formation of wrinkles and help prevent blemishes. Green tea may also be useful for anti-aging. There is also a reason why people continually talk about antioxidants. Many antioxidants have been identified and include substances such as lycopene and lutein, and vitamins such as vitamin A and vitamin E. Antioxidants protect the skin from the harmful effects of the environment. Fortunately, people who consume a diet full of fruits and vegetables receive a variety of antioxidants every day. Usually, if you follow the advice to “eat the colors of the rainbow” you will manage to have a rich and varied source of antioxidants in the diet.
Can diet damage one’s skin?
Because nutrition is so important to one’s skin, there are things that must be avoided. For example, alcohol should be avoided because it can cause dehydration of the skin and can lead to the breakage of some capillaries when consumed in excess. Caffeine should also be avoided for the same reasons and because caffeine contributes to the formation of dark circles under the eyes. Dairy products are also harmful to your skin. Apart from the cow hormones present in milk, which can lead to acne, drinking milk can also lead to ‘atopic dermatitis’ (eczema) and hives.
Finally it is important to eat as healthily as possible. Specifically if you want to improve the current condition of your skin or prevent some signs of aging, you need to eliminate from your diet anything unhealthy.
John M. Smith writes for Tips For Healthy Life,
a blog dedicated on helping you improve your health.
and treat various health problems.