You really are what you eat and according to SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE, what you feed your body is just as important as what you feed your skin.
Nourishing from the inside is imperative as your cells shed constantly in order to generate new cells and that means it is essential to provide your body with healthy nutrients to support growth. By eating a balanced diet you will feed your skin keeping it younger looking, supple and soft.
Fruits and veggies are loaded with antioxidants that will help protect your skin against free radicals such as pollution, smoke and other toxic substances that you and your skin breathe in every day. Try to eat five portions of colorful fruit and veggies that contain beta-carotene found in carrots and sweet potatoes and plenty of spinach and kale that contain lutein, which is a powerful antioxidant.
SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE knows the importance of Vitamin C. This supper antioxidant can help boost your immune system giving you glowing skin. Vitamin C can also help heal blemishes. Your best sources for Vitamin C include Kiwi fruit, broccoli, oranges, sweet potatoes, blueberries, strawberries, grapefruit, and papaya.
Crash diets are one of the worst things that you can do to your body and your skin. Yo Yo dieting will take its toll on your skin causing stretch marks, wrinkles and sagging. When you lose and gain weight on a regular basis your skin will suffer for it, as crash diets are low on vitamins as well.
Don’t be afraid to include healthy fats in your diet. Not only do nuts, fish, avocados, and seeds provide your body with essential fatty acids, polyunsaturated and monosaturated fats act as a moisturizer for your skin helping to keep it soft, supple, and healthy. All of these fats contain Vitamin E as well which helps protect your skin against dangerous free radicals.