Be Ageless, The Pretty Skin Diet
April 14th, 2010 by Joanna
Nutrients are the KEY to good health, not necessarily the foods we eat. For example, not everyone loves salmon or avocados but it is the essential nutrients in them that we need.
Both foods contain essential fatty acids, a necessary ingredient for flawless skin.But you can also get them from dark leafy vegetables like spinach, collard greens or even walnuts to help us create the type of skin that we will love for life.
Eating the proper foods can prevent, heal and and boost the BENEFITS of your skin care routine.
Ingredients That Rejuvenate Your Skin And Boost Your Health Too!
According to Dr. Alan Logan, who wrote The Clear Skin Diet, you can eat your way to younger-looking skin, no matter what your AGE.
And in my opinion, these foods and their nutrients improve your overall health and ARE powerful preventative measures against future skin damage, in addition to improving a range of skin conditions.
Here are some important foods to include in your diet and why you’ll GLOW as a result.
Essential fatty acids lubricate the skin and keep it moist and supple. Some sources are: fish, like salmon and tuna. Others are walnuts and flax seed.
Add walnuts to a leafy green salad with tomatoes and you’ll have three key components for beautiful skin, essential fatty acids, chlorophyll and antioxidants from the tomatoes.
As we age, the levels of the body’s natural antioxidants decrease, so adding them to your diet becomes important.
There are many sources for antioxidants but a little known one is whole grains.
Surprisingly, whole grain pasta, bread and cereal are high in antioxidants and can be comparable to some fruits and vegetables.
Eating eggs can also be great for your skin. According to nutritional experts, chickens that are fed healthier feeds with seeds containing omega-3 fatty acids lay healthier eggs. Look for them in Wholefoods or local supermarkets.
In one study, of women that were eating one egg a day, showed skin markedly softer, firmer and better hydrated. Why?
Eggs contain vitamin A, great for healthy skin, vitamin E and Selenium, two powerful antioxidants.
Most people eat generally healthy but by making minor changes to your diet and following a simple skin care routine YOU can make DRAMATIC improvements to your skin.
And remember, we are getting very busy, and I want you to GET the appointments you want. So call ahead with plenty of time, 212/949.2350.
Joanna Vargas Salon,
Skin Care Sanctuary
New York City