Have you ever thought that maybe there were certain foods you should eat on a daily basis to support your specific skin type and overall skin health? Some people already eat according to their blood types, so eating foods with essential vitamins, minerals and nutrients with complexion boosting abilities for your skin type really isn’t that far-fetched of an idea. New research has revealed a positive relationship between certain foods and certain skin conditions such as eczema and rosacea. Our YELLE Beauty team firmly believes that a healthy diet and lifestyle influence the overall health and wellness of the skin. Keep reading below to learn which foods your skin will LOVE and which ones to avoid for beautiful, healthy skin.
Dry skin needs food packed with moisture, antioxidants, vitamins, and water to plump it up. Foods rich in Vitamin A and C are also encouraged. One study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that diets rich in Vitamin C had fewer wrinkles and less skin dryness. Certain nuts which contain alpha-linoleic acid which strengthen skin membranes by locking in moisture and protecting skin cells are also encouraged. Cabbage, brussel sprouts, and spinach are also good choices because they contain ingredients that protect the skin from environmental factors that dry out the skin and cause premature aging.
Dry Skin Foods: Pomegranate seeds, sweet potato, kale, whole eggs, citrus, walnuts, oysters, sunflower seeds, salmon, wheat germ oil, tomatoes, round steak, avocados, cucumbers.
Foods that manage inflammation are very beneficial to oily skin. Foods rich in omega-3 fats for example help with healing the skin and regulating skin health. Some foods when consumed in the right amounts also help in controlling the production of oil. Dark chocolate in the right proportions for example does a great job of preventing acne inflammation by controlling the oil production in the skin. With regard to acne Rajani Katta, M.D and Mary Jo Kramer B.S. in Skin Therapy Letter highlighted an association between high-glycemic load diets and acne. One clinical trial showed that after 12 weeks on a low glycemic load diet, patients experienced significant improvement after 12 weeks.
Oily/Acne Foods: bananas, lentils and pulses, oranges, dark chocolate, coconut water, barley, oat bran, carrots, lima beans, sweet potato, strawberries, apricots, plums, whole grain, multigrain.
If you have sensitive skin you might not be a stranger to redness, inflammation, and itchiness that seems to come out of nowhere. The barrier function in sensitive skin can be easily triggered causing all kinds of havoc. If you have sensitive skin some doctors warn against consuming too much salt, sugar, and spicy food. An allergy test is recommended to discuss causes and appropriate treatment for sensitive skin.
Sensitive Skin Foods: omega 3 fatty acid rich foods i.e. fish, walnuts, flaxseed oil, lamb, sardines, whole wheat pasta, brazil nuts, beetroot, squash, tomatoes, peppers, tuna, oranges, carrots, melon, kiwis, greens, brown rice.
Eating right and engaging in a daily skincare regimen are important keys to having healthy bright and radiant skin. Start your day with one of our YELLE Skincare regimens and enjoy a nutrient rich diet throughout the day.
This article is intended as general information only. You should seek advice from a professional before altering your diet, or starting any new course of conduct.
Katta R, Kramer MJ. “Skin and Diet: An Update on the Role of Dietary Change as a Treatment Strategy for Skin Disease.” Skin Therapy Letter 2018 Jan; 23 (1) 1-5
Written By Regina Tucker