Water, essential fatty acids, antioxidants, and detoxifying foods are the building blocks for healthy skin. Facial treatments and products can assist, but they cannot do what your diet can do for your skin.
Your body requires water to keep your skin hydrated and free of toxins. It also carries the nutrients to your cells to function properly.
Staying hydrated every day can slow signs of aging and keep your skin firmer longer.
#2 Essential Fatty Acids
Essential fatty acids are necessary for normal body function. They surround your cells and keep water and nutrients inside while allowing toxins and waste to easily pass out.
If you don’t have enough essential fatty acids, the cells become weak and cause sagging skin, acne, and dryness. Your body does not produce essential fatty acids, you get them through food.
All of these foods are rich in Omega-3 fatty acids:
• Coconut oil
• Olive oil
• Flax seeds
• Organic grass-fed butter
Antioxidants are nutrients that help protect our healthy cells from free radical damage. Consuming more berries, bright colored fruits and veggies, white, green or herbal teas
and dark chocolate can help keep your skin looking youthful.
Elimination of toxins and waste is essential to maintaining healthy skin. Add lemon to your water first thing in the morning, it balances your ph level and kick starts your digestive system.
Increase your dark leafy greens. Watercress has the ability to cleanse and oxygenate for better blood flow and glowing skin. Drink some ginger tea to stimulate blood circulation.