Your skin is your body’s largest organ, weighing in at about 6 pounds and covering a surface area of 18 square feet, according to the Cleveland Clinic and the University of Pennsylvania Health System.
Did you know your eating habits can affect your skin?
Skincare isn’t just about our routines or the products we use; it includes what we’re noshing on throughout the day.
In fact, what you eat can be as important as the serums and creams you apply on your skin, says Dr. Jessica Wu, a dermatologist in Los Angeles and author of Feed your Face.
My hope is that by the end of this guide, your grocery list will contain good-for-your-skin options so you can beautify from the inside out!
How Does Diet Affect Your Skin?
As I mentioned, our food choices can have a direct effect on our skin’s health.
“What you eat can affect your hormone balance, cause acne, and create or lessen inflammation, which is associated with skin aging,” said Dr. Wu.
Before we launch into the list of skin-boosting foods, let’s get to know some of their big hitter vitamins and minerals what benefits they bring to the party!
In order to make healthy food choices, you’ll have to know which foods will give you that glowing, “I woke up like this” complexion.
I’ve compiled an extensive, handy-dandy list of the top skin-boosting (and delicious) foods, their benefits, and the role they play in giving you radiant and healthy skin!
Abundant in vitamins A, D, and E
Monounsaturated fats hydrate skin
Omega-3 fatty acids
Protein promotes skin’s elasticity
Vitamins A, C, and E
Folate supports new cell production
Niacin speeds up cell turnover, revealing younger skin
Potassium keeps skin cells hydrated