If your skin has been feeling or looking dull and puffy, or has been breaking out more than usual lately, you might be wondering how to change your routine or eating habits to clear your skin and getting it looking smooth and glowing again. If you want to boost your skin’s health, small diet changes or supplements can make a big difference.
If you want to clear up your skin, it can be as simple as changing up small aspects of your daily diets. If you’re wondering if some part of your diet could be hurting your skin or breaking you out, that could be the case.
Foods and beverages high in sugar, especially candy or soda, can damage your skin tissues and make you break out. Alcohol can have the same effect, and can leave your skin dehydrated, sunken, and dry. Unfortunately, fried foods can damage your skin as well – anything fried, greasy, or high in fat can leave you looking and feeling puffy or break you out. Dairy products, or products containing lactose, can also break people out if they’re sensitive to such products.
Of course, you do not have to cut out these foods and beverages completely if you don’t want to – just practice moderation.
If you’re looking for ways to clear up your skin through your eating habits, the idea is to supplement your diet with certain things, or make consciously healthy choices, instead of cutting out anything that might possibly break you out. The following are some foods that promote healthy skin and which can reduce puffiness, inflammation, and overall skin health.
- Fish (especially fish high in fatty acids, like salmon)
- Avocados (or vegetables high in Vitamin E & Vitamin C)
- Sweet potatoes (or other vegetables high in beta carotene, like carrots or spinach)
- Dark chocolate
- Green tea
- Nuts (especially walnuts, or nuts high in Omega-3’s)
- Bell peppers (or other vegetables with high carotenoids/antioxidants)
- Berries (or other fruits high in antioxidants)
FKLA Can Help You Look & Feel Great
Making your skin health a priority can reduce the look of dullness, puffiness, inflammation, redness, and wrinkles, and can reduce the look of aging. Making conscious choices in your diet to promote skin health can clear breakouts and leave your skin looking and feeling its best. If you’re looking for meal plans packed with foods with the vitamins and antioxidants that will leave your skin looking its best, check out FKLA’s meal plans to find one right for you.