The Best Foods for Clear Skin

Here are some of the top foods for improving the look of your skin and get it clearer.

Almonds

Almonds are a great source of fat-soluble vitamin E. The barrier function of our skin made up of a layer of healthy lipids (fats %} requires vitamin E for function.  Vitamin E supplements often are synthetic versions of the vitamin and contain unwanted stabilizers and fillers.

They improve the production of new cells and antibodies which help fight against diseases like diabetes, obesity, cancer, hair loss, heart disease, high cholesterol etc. and help nourish skin and hair as well. Inculcating almond diet regularly in your routine will not only give you clear, acne-free and pimple-free skin but also maintain the softness of your skin.

Broccoli

Broccoli is known to be a hearty and tasty vegetable which is rich in dozens of nutrients.

Broccoli is also a great source of naturally occurring vitamin C and indole-3-carbinol. Indole-3-carbinol can naturally help balance hormones that, when not balanced, lead to acne, rosacea, and other common skin problems.

 Broccoli is deeply concentrated with vitamin C, making it great for immunity. Other than this, broccoli also contains flavonoids which help recycle the vitamin C efficiently. It is also enriched with carotenoids lutein, zeaxanthin, beta-carotene and other power packed antioxidants.

Water

If you’ve got dry skin, drinking water will give it more moisture but that’s not all. Water flushes toxins out of your body and anything else that shouldn’t be there, so it clears your skin of any dirt and bacteria.”

Your body holds on to all types of toxins. The more water you drink, the more toxins you’ll transport to your kidneys to be flushed out. Some of these toxins are the type to give you blemishes and acne on your face. Researchers believe that if you can flush the acne causing toxins from your face, while also hydrating your skin, you’ll have a much greater chance of having a flawless face that glows.

Omega-3 fatty acids

Omega-3 fatty acids like those found in cold-water fish, fish oil. Omega-3 fatty acids are powerful anti-inflammatories. Research suggests that the fats protect skin cells against sun-induced inflammation and help control how the body responds to UV rays. Though most of the benefits from omega-3s come from ingesting these healthy fats in food, they can nourish skin from the outside too. Just as when you consume them, rubbing these fatty acids on your skin helps bolster the barrier and improve smoothness.

The options with natural plant oils rich in these facts are flaxseed, safflower, sunflower and olive, which are common in cleansers, body and face lotions, body oils and even lip balm.

Probiotic foods

Recently there have been a number of studies that conclude that further understanding of the skin microbiome is necessary to gain insight into skin disorders and their management.

Taking action to balance gut bacteria includes eating foods high in probiotics and prebiotics and avoiding foods high in sugars, which promote the overgrowth of commensal bacteria to unwanted elevated levels. Some food items have probiotics, like fermented milk drinks, sauerkraut, kombucha, and miso soup.

Focusing on skin health means clean foods and more antioxidants.