Eat Your Way to Healthy Glowing Skin | Body and Soul

Published December 30, 2008

No expensive skin care product on the market will achieve your goal of beautiful skin without help from your diet.

The truth is, what you eat does affect how you look. The dietary guidelines for healthy, glowing skin are simple: Nourish your skin by eating the proper foods. Eat fruits and vegetables that contain vitamin A, C and E, which helps block the penetration of pollutants. 

Carrots and cabbage are rich in Vitamin A to cure dry skin. Spinach, raw nuts, and seeds have Vitamin E that enhances the skin’s smoothness.  Oranges and lemons contain Vitamin C, which keeps the skin firm, unlined and youthful. Healthy skin also needs the B Vitamins found in whole grains, and wheat germ to help speed wound healing and prevent skin problems.

Tuna and whole grains are the best source of Selenium, which helps reduce your risk of sunburn.

Seafood and turkey is loaded with Zinc, which helps maintain collagen and elastic fibers to give skin its firmness, helping to prevent sagging and wrinkles. Water is essential to maintaining your skin’s elasticity and suppleness.

In addition to a healthy diet, cleanse tone and moisturize your skin at least twice daily.

Written by Patricia Carol Brooks

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