Anyone who is living in today’s beauty-conscious world has felt self-conscious about their skin, and not everybody knows what to do about it. No matter what we change in our daily lives and what products we use, the little progress we notice always inevitably lets up, and we’re back to looking like our old, oily selves again. What most people don’t know, however, is that some simple and easy changes and additions to your diet may do the trick that thousands of dollars of over-the-counter products never could.
Drink more water
Our skin is largely made up of water, and when there isn’t enough water to replenish our skin, our skin suffers because of it. Also, proper hydration increases the body’s ability to detoxify, as water is the mode by which toxins are excreted from our system. If you suffer from toxic build-up in your skin, such as acne, or if your skin is just too dry or oily, try to drink more water. It may make a bigger difference than your might realize.
Get lots of Vitamin E
Vitamin E is necessary for the skin, and the right amount of it will do wonders for your natural glow. You don’t even need a supplement, as many snacks, such as leafy greens, sunflower seeds, and nuts, will give you just the amount of Vitamin E your body needs!
Don’t drink soda… ever
Sugar is bad for the skin, big deal. But did you know that kind of sugar found in soda, namely high-fructose corn syrup, is actually even worse for the skin than traditional sugars? High-fructose corn syrup has a very detrimental effect on overall health, and contributes to a wide-range of health problems that can make your skin look worse than it should. On top of that, caffeine, which is found in most sodas, is a diuretic, which inhibits your body from taking in enough water.
Herbs and spice
A lot of spices have medicinal benefits. Spices such as turmeric and cayenne paper should be staples in your diet if you wish to have radiant skin. As well, green tea makes a great replacement for coffee for those looking to boost their skins shine. All of these things greatly reduce inflammation of the skin caused by everyday factors and are anti-aging miracles.
So no matter if you are in a skin emergency, or if you would just like a bit brighter of a glow, trying out any or all of these proven tips can help you find your way to healthier and more radiant skin today! And best of all, they require very little sacrifice and are all actually great enjoyable things to do in their own right. Who doesn’t love spices? Who doesn’t love to eat a handful of sunflower seeds? You will be surprised to see just how much of a difference some simple and easy changes to your diet can make when it comes to the health and appearance of your skin. Go and make yourself some spicy steamed greens with lots of spices and a cup of green tea, and see how you look in the morning!