Foods that help your skin glow – like whoa!
November 8, 2022
Lackluster skin got you down? Turn up the wattage by reaching for the nutrients your skin craves. A healthy diet full of omegas, vitamins and antioxidants can make all the difference in what you see when you look in the mirror each morning.
So, what foods should you reach for? We asked some of our nutrition and skin health scientists for foods that are good for your skin. Here's their top glow-getting list:
This type of polyunsaturated fat is crucial to support healthy cell membranes, but our bodies don’t make it naturally.
“Omega 3 supports cell membranes, a large part of our skin, and it’s key to skin looking, feeling and working its best,” said researcher Katie Throop, RD, a nutrition scientist working on Nutrilite™ products.
So grab your fork or spoon, because the number one way to stock up on omega-3 is to eat omega-rich foods like flaxseed oil, chia seeds, walnuts, tuna and salmon.
Mix these top sources into recipes, use as toppings or grab a ‘good for you’ portion at mealtimes for the sake of your skin. You can also use a supplement to help fill in any gaps, like Nutrilite™ Balanced Health Omega.
Vitamins support many systems in our bodies. When it comes to skin, some have special purposes. Vitamin A nourishes both the upper and lower layers of skin. Vitamin C – think “C” for collagen – supports tissue. And vitamin E absorbs energy from UV light to help prevent damage to your skin.
Get your skin in fighting shape with vitamin-rich foods like leafy dark greens, eggs and avocados. (Hello, avocado toast!)
Vitamin C is good for the outside of your skin, too. Look for products that contain a high concentration of vitamin C in a serum, like Artistry Skin Nutrition™ Vitamin C + HA3 Daily Serum.
Cell-damaging free radicals lurk everywhere, but antioxidants come to the rescue to help cancel them out.
“Antioxidants work by attaching to the free radicals to keep them from damaging our healthy cells and speeding up the aging process,” said Jason Rothouse, a principal research scientist for Artistry™ products.
And while these super stoppers come in a variety of foods, berries are one of the best sources. You can support your skin with blueberries, pomegranates, elderberries, cranberries, strawberries – you get the idea. And feel free to pair them with dark chocolate; it’s rich in antioxidants, too!
Skin is the largest organ in our body. Just like all our other organs, it needs enough water to function at its best. Without enough water, your skin can look dry, tight and flaky.
“Aim to drink at least eight, 8-ounce glasses per day to rehydrate and flush toxins,” Throop said. That’s a total of 64 ounces, or just under 2 liters.
You can upgrade your water (and support your skin) with add-ins, like mango-citrus Nutrilite Twist Tubes 2GO™ Antioxidant Health. They are an excellent source of vitamins A and C and support skin health.
Add these items to your shopping list and make sure to incorporate them into your regular diet to help your skin get all the nutrients it needs to look its best. And for more skin care tips, check out additional articles on Amway Discover.
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