I’m sure we’ve all heard the phrase you are what you eat. Perhaps there lies the truth in those words. Our diet impacts our skin. What we eat can either benefit the health of our skin or destroy it. Eating processed or following an unhealthy diet will likely lead to breakouts, problem spots, and hyperpigmentation. And that is because the food we eat has a direct impact on our skin. Why is that?
Based to an article by WebMD, “food is important to your skin as it indicates any skin problems you have. The less attention we pay to eat a healthy skin diet, the more problems we may see cropping up with our skin”. Health experts believe that skin problems are an indication of unfulfilled nutrition in our diet. According to biochemist Elaine Linker, “any number of chronic skin problems can be directly linked to diet.” So, when you start eating healthy, you reduce the chances of breakouts and pimples. Your acne starts to fade, including dark spots and whiteheads. Your skin begins to reflect your healthy diet.
Antioxidants-compounds that are abundant in colorful fruits and vegetables help fight free radical formation. And there is a clear connection between the levels of antioxidants found in the skin and the texture of the skin itself. People who have low levels of antioxidants in the skin tend to have a rougher skin texture. Those with higher levels of antioxidants in the skin have smoother textured skin. The health of your skin says a lot about the way you eat (Susan Bowman, Disorder Good Nutrition). Eating healthy helps your skin become healthy.
What you put on your plate is even more important than what you put on your skin (Colette Bouchez, WebMD). Your skin is the number one factor that indicates whether your diet is good or poor. Healthy diets help with dehydrated skin, dry and oily skin, and reduces fines lines and wrinkles. The better you est, the better your skin will be.
– written by Lena O.