How Does Your Diet Affect Your Skin?
Posted on Oct 01, 2015

Our bodies are pretty incredible! When we fuel our bodies with the proper nutrition, we all know that it can keep you healthy and active. But an aspect we tend to not think about very often is the health of is our skin. We may not realize it, but our skin is one of the most important aspects of our body. It shields us from harmful, and even helps us sense touch or any other physical change to help keep us alive! So, how does the food we eat directly affect our skin's health? Here are 3 ways that it does.  

Your Diet Can Help to Protect You Skin

Certain diets can help to protect your skin. Diets that contain nutritious foods like fresh fruits, leafy greens, olive oils and fish actually may help fight against one of the worst skin cancers, melanoma. Leslie Baumann, MD, chief executive officer of the Baumann Cosmetic and Research Institute in Miami Beach, Florida refers to this type of diet as the Mediteranean diet. It contains olive oils, tomatoes, and red wine that can help to block the chemical reactions that lead to extremely harmful sun damage that leads to sun damage that causes melanoma.

Your Diet Can Help to Stop Skin From Aging

From a beauty standpoint, your diet can really help out too. Eating a healthy and nutritious diet can also help to give you beautiful, gorgeous skin. On the cosmetic front, omega-3 fatty acids in fish help keep skin-cell membranes strong and elastic. When cells are strong and elastic, skin retains it youthful, bounciness.

Your Diet Can Help to Clear Up Blemishes

Through different studies, we've learned that a person's diet has been direct linked to the severity of acne blemishes. Many types of food that can seriously make acne worse are:

  • Sugar
  • Cow's Milk
  • Junk Food & Fast Food

These types of foods, such a fast foods, contain grease. Grease has been shows to cause inflammation in the body which leads to pimples. Simply reducing these types of foods in your diet and increasing nutritious foods such as the mediteranean diet, which includes good oils and antioxidant-rich tomatoes can have an overall drastic impact on your skin.