Are You Eating for Skin Health?

Skin Care Worcester, MAThere’s a difference between good skin and great skin.  Many people are born with good skin, but great skin seems to take a bit of extra thought and energy. Even skin tone, minimal wrinkles, and little to no acne don’t just happen. Maybe you’re worried about one specific skin issue, or maybe you have a few concerns. Either way, you’ve probably heard a lot of different opinions about what makes skin truly radiant. Some magazines and blogs suggest exfoliating with BHA or AHA, while some are more focused on prevention (wearing sunscreen every day, for example).

Regardless of your opinion on skincare and how in-depth it needs to be, one thing can’t hurt to try: eating foods to supply our skin with vitamins and nutrients that help it function properly. After all, first and foremost, our skin is an organ that works hard. Yes, it looks good and keeps us safe from pesky germs, but deep down it’s a workaholic that needs rest and proper food. Keep reading to learn about a few amazing foods for your skin.

Antioxidant-Rich Foods

You couldn’t escape the mention of free radicals a few years ago. They were enemy number one, and for good reason. They wreak havoc on our skin and can even cause cancer. Eat antioxidant-rich foods to protect your skin from free radicals, and help it effectively remove toxins faster. Upping the amount of tomatoes, sweet potatoes, beans, beets, peppers, apricots, and berries you eat can help boost your power to fight free radicals.

Vitamin A-Rich Foods

Vitamin A is so important to skin that you can eat it or apply it right onto the skin via your skincare. It encourages healthy skin cell production, and also helps wounds on the skin heal faster. Vitamin A has been linked to increased collagen production, regulated sebum production, and the turning over of skin (to reveal brighter skin). Carrots, sweet potatoes, and broccoli are all high in Vitamin A, so pack some veggies for lunch over the next month and see if your skin responds well.

If you’re looking for skincare treatments to help boost your skin’s radiance, give us a call today at (508) 334-5990 to schedule a consultation!

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