There’s some credibility to the saying “You are what you eat.” What you consume has a huge impact on not just your overall health but the way your skin looks as well. Breakouts occur when there’s bacteria or excess dirt/oil in your pores, but nutrients, or the lack thereof, can play a significant role in maintaining a healthy glow.
Vitamin A, which can be found in the likes of spinach, sweet potatoes, pumpkins and apricots, can help to control sebum (oil) from becoming overactive. Typically, normal levels of sebum on the face will help protect against bacteria but when there is an excess amount, it leads to an oily complexion and breakouts.
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Vitamin B works as an antioxidant for your skin, which works to flush out bacteria and aid in the reproduction of new skin cells. You can find Vitamin B in foods such as lean poultry, peas, beans and leafy green vegetables.
We’ve all likely heard how great Vitamin C is for helping to combat the common cold and boost your immune system but it also plays an integral role in producing clear skin. Vitamin C is essential in creating collagen and we all know how important collagen is for healthy skin cells. Foods that contain high concentration of Vitamin C are pineapples, oranges, strawberries, peppers and mangos. Vitamin C is also an antioxidant, aiding in the reproduction of fresh new skin cells. With such tasty items as those, it shouldn’t be too challenging to incorporate them into your daily diet.
Zinc is another mineral that assists in controlling our oil glands. It can be found in poultry, nuts, seeds, and quinoa. Many items that are considered superfoods, contain Zinc.
Water, as you probably already know, is an essential component to our everyday lives as our bodies are comprised of 70% water, but is something many of us forget to consume enough of on a regular basis. With the addition of soda, juice, tea, and coffee into our diets, it can be a challenge to get that recommended 10 cups of water incorporated into our daily routines. Water not only hydrates your body and skin, it helps to alleviate bloating, flushes out toxins and helps to increase your metabolism.
Sticking to healthy eating habits and routine facial care may not completely eradicate skin breakouts, but it can successfully help reduce the occurrence of regular outbreaks. If you feel great about what you’re putting into your body, it will have an impact on the outside as well.