Six Tips for Healthy Skin

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3. Eat Healthy

To get the most out of your skin, it is important to eat a healthy, balanced diet with the proper vitamins and nutrients. Because the skin relies on a thin layer of lipid beneath the surface to stay looking radiant, there are many foods that will make the body’s job easier. Omega-3s, commonly found in fresh fish, some nuts, eggs, and canola oil, help guard against sun damage. Antioxidants such as vitamins A,C, and E are found in leafy greens, fruits, and most vegetables. These antioxidants help neutralize free radicals which can harm skin cells and contribute to wrinkling.

Think about this: according to experts and scientists, your skin is your body’s largest organ.

It makes sense that a ‘junk food diet’ might just lead to ‘junk food skin’. You can protect your largest organ by eating the healthiest, most nutritional food you can find. A healthy diet, for healthy skin means a few things: it means trading processed foodstuffs, for live, nutritious fare, grown straight from the earth. Fresh fruits, fresh vegetables, nuts, wild fish and grass-fed beef all provide a bounty of nutrition that will keep your skin healthy for years to come.

And, great nutrition doesn’t end there: consider upgrading your all-natural diet to an ‘organic’ diet, by choosing fresh foods grown without the use of pesticides and synthetic fertilizers.

If you’re having trouble consuming enough fresh fruits and vegetables each day – consider supplementation with a multi-vitamin and/or multi-mineral. Your skin, and your body, will thank you.