What to Eat for Healthy Skin
By Denis Faye
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We always hear from our customers that even their skin
is looking younger since they started to exercise. It's not their
imaginationthey have improved the health of their skin by living a healthier
Nowadays, there seems to be a lotion
or cream to cure just about any skin ailment. While there are indeed some
wonderful elixirs out there, I ask you, if you want to tend to your liver, will
you put Lubriderm on it? If you want to make sure your heart will stay young
and vital, will you slather on some Oil of Olay?
Of course not. But get this: the skin
is an organ just like your heart and your liver. In fact, it is the largest
organ on the human body. So, if you do the math, it seems obvious that you
should keep it healthy the same way you keep all the rest of your organs in
shape: through diet and exercise.
Of course, every organ is different.
While diet and exercise are universally beneficial, they affect each organ in
diverse ways. Here's a breakdown of how your outer casing benefits from a
Eating for your epidermis
All kinds of vitamins and minerals do all kinds of things for
your skin. Zinc and protein speed healing and reconstruct damaged tissue, as
does vitamin C, by aiding the production of collagen, the protein-building
blocks vital to all your connective tissue.
Vitamin E helps with circulation,
which flushes out toxins.
Both vitamins C and E deliver
antioxidants, which are believed to fight against sun damage, smoke, and the
dreaded hole in the ozone layer, although they are by no means a substitute for
sunblock and a good hator for giving up smoking.
these damaging effects create free radicals, nasty little oxidized molecules
that are believed to cause tissue damage at the cellular level. Among other
things, free radicals contribute to the development of cancer. The best way to
neutralize them is with antioxidants, like the ones you get from many fruits
and vegetables, including oranges, berries, leafy greens, and beets. You'll
also find antioxidants in green tea. And to make sure you're getting all the
nutrients you need, but don't always get, take a premium multivitamin like
You'll hear talk from time to time of
the antioxidants in chocolate, but keep in mind that chocolate also
overstimulates oil production, so you wouldn't be doing your skin any favors by
plowing through those M&Ms.
here for much better ways to zap those free radicals!
And then there's water. As with
everything else having to do with your body, H2O makes all the difference.
Eight glasses a day will hydrate your skin, flush out toxins, and regulate your
oil glands, which is great news for your complexion. Water is also excellent
for skin elasticity. Unfortunately, stretched skin often won't completely
shrink to fit, but keeping hydrated will definitely help.
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