Best Foods for Better Skin

We’ve known for a long time that eating the right foods can help our overall health, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that certain foods have nutrients that can help protect your skin from within, keeping your body’s largest organ looking its best.

The following are some of the best foods to eat for better skin care:

Papaya

Papaya is packed with several very beneficial nutrients, including Vitamin C, which brightens your skin’s appearance while helping to build collagen and elastin. These fibers help keep your skin plump and tight. In addition, papaya is loaded with vitamin A, which regulates cell turnover, decreases the risk of sun damage, and disarms cell-damaging free-radicals. Finally, papaya has several enyzmes, including papain and chymopapain, which help lessen inflammation and redness.

Lean beef

Lean beef is a great source of protein, which helps build collagen. Its high levels of zinc will help reduce inflammation and rosacea, in addition to speeding up your cells’ renewal process. It’s best to eat lean meat just two to three times a week in relatively small servings. Avoid charring it over very high heat, since this has been associated with the formation of harmful chemicals.

Healthy SkinSalmon

Salmon is rich in omega-3 fats, the “good fats” that have been linked to better heart health. These fats also help keep your cell membranes healthy, ensuring that nutrients efficiently cross into your cells and waste is moved out. Omega-3s also help cells retain water and look softer and more wrinkle-free. Recent studies have also shown that omega-3s may help prevent skin cancer.

Tomatoes

Tomatoes – and foods like tomato paste or sauce – are rich in lycopene, a powerful antioxidant. This helps slow cellular damage and may also help protect your skin against sunburn and sun-related skin damage.

The right foods can help your skin’s appearance from the inside out. Contact us at North Scottsdale Laser & Skin Care Clinic for more information about keeping your skin looking its best.

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