Between facials at Urban Nirvana, it can be difficult to stay away from the cheeseburger and fries, but it might pay off more than you think–through your skin. You have to remember that your skin is your largest organ and responsible for absorbing everything you put on and in your body. So simply adjusting to better eating habits can make your skin healthier and clearer. Here are the best foods for achieving better skin:
1. Omega-3 and Omega-6 “fatty” acids, which are present in salmon, walnuts and flax seed. These help protect your skin form healthy membranes and protect you against rotten stuff, plus they help nutrients absorb quickly.
2. Selenium, commonly found in turkey and tuna. Selenium plays a key role in healthy skin cells. Some studies show that even skin damaged by the sun may suffer fewer consequences if selenium levels are high.
3. Vitamins A, C, and E. The best way to get these vitamins to eat produce of all colors–think blueberries, tomatoes, carrots and oranges.
4. Probiotics, which can be found in yogurts or in supplements. These help your digestion, which is your body’s natural purity system.
Lastly, don’t ever underestimate the power of water. Besides helping to keep your skin supple and your body moisturized, oil is produced when your body is deprived of water. More water = less oil. It really is that simple. Got some more ideas for great foods for clear skin? Leave them in the comments!