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How does the food we eat affect our skin ?




The food we eat can have a really big impact on the health and appearance of our skin, we have foods that can promote healthy glowing looking skin, while we have foods that can contribute to skin issues such as acne, inflammation and premature ageing.


In this blog we can look at some food groups and how it affects our skin.



Inflammation



Foods that are high in sugar, processed foods, carbohydrates and unhealthy fats can cause inflammation in the body, which can exacerbate conditions in the skin such as acne,eczema and psoriasis.



Antioxidants



Foods that are rich in antioxidants such as fruits,vegetables and nuts can help protect the skin from damage caused by free radicals and environmental factors. Antioxidants can also help reduce inflammation and promote collagen production, leading to healthier more youthful looking skin.



Hydration



As we all know drinking plenty of water is essential for our skin and consuming hydrating foods such as fruits and vegetables can help keep the skin hydrated and plump, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.



Omega 3 fatty acids



Foods high in omega 3 fatty acids such as oily fish, flaxseeds and walnuts, can help reduce inflammation in the body and promote healthy skin turnover.



Dairy and high glycemic foods



There have been studies that show dairy products and high glycemic foods, such as white bread and sugary snacks, can contribute to acne breakouts. It may be beneficial to limit your consumption of these foods if you have acne prone skin.



Overall maintaining a balanced and nutritious diet that is rich in fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins such as fish and chicken can help support healthy skin from the inside out. Is is also important to listen to your body as each individual has certain responses to certain foods, so it can be helpful to pay attention to how your skin reacts to different foods and make adjustments as needed to your diet.



Eating a healthy balanced diet and drinking lots of water for hydration will keep your skin healthy and looking it’s best.

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