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🥕 Eat Your Way To Healthy Skin 🥕
What is your favorite skin-care product? Do you have a specific skin-care routine that you follow? Are you doing everything you can to protect your skin? Do you spend a small fortune on skin care products? Some of us swear by a particular cream or serum, others embrace a specific cleanser or toner but, I wonder how many of us would include certain foods as our favorite ‘skin-care product’?
It is widely known that what we put inside of our bodies, greatly reflects how our skin looks and ages. Dr. Jessica Wu, a Los Angeles based dermatologist suggests in her book “Feed Your Face”, that our diets are as important in preserving and protecting our skin as topical products and treatments. When you look at how foods can affect hormones, inflammation, acne and energy, we should be investing as much time eating skin-boosting foods as we do sourcing other forms of skin care. One other important consideration when looking at supporting healthy skin, is our gut health. We absorb all nutrients from food through of the lining of our gut and if that lining is compromised in any way (tor read more about Leaky Gut click on this link): https://chriskresser.com/the-gut-skin-connection-how-altered-gut-function-affects-the-skin/ the nutrients are not beneficial. Unhealthy gut equals sub-optimal skin health. Knowing all of this we must put more stock in ‘we are what we eat’!
6 Powerhouse Foods That Promote Skin Health
A word about water. Although not considered a food, adequate consumption of water is essential for skin health. Our skin is made up of millions of cells and for proper functioning those cells needs a constant supply of water. Also, our bodies rely on adequate amounts of water to detoxify and filter impurities which helps keep a balanced environment for our skin and our other organs.
Final word about healthy skin: Next time you reach for an expensive skin-care product, stop and consider investing that money in nutrient-dense foods that promote skin health. You won’t be sorry and you might even walk away with money in your pocket!!
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