Get your Skin in Shape with a Healthy Diet

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Diet and exercise are important all year round, and if you are watching what you eat and drink this summer, it is imperative that you pay attention to your skin as well.

A good diet is great for your skin, but so is a good skin care regimen like SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE. Order a Skin Care System from Southwest SunshineSOUTHWEST SUNSHINE, watch what you eat and drink and you will be well on your way to a healthier mind, body, and spirit.

What you eat does affect your hormones, and if you are filling your body with not-so-good foods, your skin will suffer.

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Everyone knows that consuming power foods such as citrus, dark chocolate and dark leafy greens can help beat diabetes and heart disease, but there are also foods that can work miracles on your skin as well.

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In a recent study, women who more than two teaspoons of olive oil each day showed 31 percent fewer signs of age than people who ate less. It is believed that the antioxidants in olive oil help keep those damaging free radicals at bay.

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Eat a tablespoon of olive oil mixed with tomato paste and you will be protecting yourself against sunburn as the lycopene levels in tomatoes that have been processed help bring out the natural SPF in your skin.

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If you eat an ounce of dark chocolate, which will not affect your waistline, you are hydrating your skin while improving the circulation. It’s the high flavanol in the cocoa powder that helps smooth your skin.

Everyone knows that omega-3 fatty acids are one of the best sources when it comes to good fat. Fatty fish, such as sardines, are rich in DHA, an anti-inflammatory that helps control acne. Inflammation is one of the causes of acne.

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Green tea is much more than an appetite suppressant. In fact, green tea helps boost the oxygen and blood flow to your skin making it more elastic. Green tea also helps deliver nutrients that keep your complexion glowing and healthy.

Think you’ve heard it all? Hardly, next week SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE will share more healthy foods and beverages that are great for your skin.