Best food for skin conditions

Best food for skin conditions

If you’re suffering from skin flare-ups and breakouts, you’re not alone. When it comes to treating skin conditions, eating a healthy diet is one of the best ways to help reduce the effects. Along with a regular skincare routine, and plenty of water consumption, give your skin a boost with these superfoods that are great for targeting problem skin issues.

Inflammation – foods high in antioxidants

Antioxidants work to protect and repair cells from the damaging effects of free radicals, and can help reduce an overabundance of inflammation in the body. Eat foods high in antioxidants such as cranberries, blueberries, blackberries, tomatoes, walnuts, hazelnuts, and brazil nuts.

Redness – fruits high in Vitamin A

Vitamin A is an antioxidant that helps the body to shed old skin cells, revealing healthier skin underneath and reducing overall redness. Vitamin A is present in food such as carrots, leafy greens and kumura.

Dry Skin – foods high in hydration

For dry skin, the usual issue is that the skin is lacking hydration. To combat this, ensure your water intake is averaging two litres a day, and consume hydrating foods. Eat cucumber, zucchini, watermelon and capsicum for foods high in hydration levels.

Oily Skin – foods high in fibre

Fibre is great for oily skin as it flushes out toxins from the body. Eating high-fibre foods like brown bread, oats, corn and citrus fruits boosts the skin’s texture, reduces oils and gives you clean, healthy-looking skin.

Blemishes – foods high in essential fatty acids

Foods high in fatty acids are a great way to help fight blemishes, as the acids help to reduce inflammation in the body which can trigger cells to clog pores, congesting the skin. Eat salmon, mackerel and sardines for ultra-high sources of essential fatty acids.


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