A good daily skincare regime is essential, however it’s unlikely that you’ll attain your best complexion purely through topical application.
There are certain rules when it comes to preserving youthful and glowing skin: the age old warning of wearing sunscreen religiously (and avoiding tanning beds at all costs), drinking eight glasses of water per day, removing all make-up before bedtime and lathering on the moisturiser. These are all fairly easy guidelines to follow, but what about food consumption, how much does it really matter?
The influence of nutrition is often overlooked when it comes to skincare, as the effects are generally attributed to weight issues. Sure, if your diet is loaded with high glycemic foods such as white bread, pasta and cakes, your waistline will suffer, but various studies have shown that junk food can cause havoc on your skin by increasing the production of inflammatory chemicals, leading to acne, and fine lines in the long run.
Foods rich in antioxidant properties and Omega-3 fatty acids can stimulate the reproduction of collagen and elastin levels. Here are the top ten skin saviours.
- Low fat acidophilus yoghurt
- Green tea
- Brazil nuts and almonds
- Dark leafy green vegetables