Hydrated skin looks plump, supple and hydrated. To have soft, touchable skin there are several foods that will treat your skin to a full-on moisture fest. When you pair the foods with certain ingredients in your beauty products, you have the recipe for beautiful skin.
In this post, I am sharing the benefits of certain foods on your skin as well as a few key ingredients that will have your skin plump and supple in no time. Hydrated skin is just a few bites and a few key products away!
5 Foods for Hydrated Skin
Avocados are full of healthy fats, Vitamin E and Vitamin C. All are essential to hydrated skin.
The healthy fat keeps your skin supple and springy. Furthermore, avocados contain compounds that may help protect your skin from sun damage.
Vitamin E and C work together by helping your skin to create collagen and they protect the skin from oxidated damaged cause by the sun and environment.
½ of a medium avocado will provide your skin with the benefits of Vitamin E and C along with enough healthy fat to keep you skin looking hydrated.
Collagen supplements support natural moisture levels in the skin and have been shown to brighten the skin and keep it feeling plump. Supplementing with hydrolyzed collagen peptides promotes the protein naturally in your skin. Collagen supports the skin cell’s fibroblasts which are responsible for collagen and elastin production. Essentially, when you consume collagen powder, it helps your body to manufacture more collagen.
Hydrolyzed collagen is important because it is predigested and does not go through first-pass digestion in the GI tract. Thus, collagen fragments can be absorbed as-is and circulate throughout the body.
By keeping your collagen levels strong, you’re keeping your skin barrier function working properly. Our skin barrier actually helps us retain moisture in the body by preventing evaporation through the outer layer of skin. Studies have shown that women who take collagen supplements have higher moisture levels in their skin that women who don’t.
Use as directed by the brand you take on a daily basis. For me it is 1 scoop in my coffee or smoothie.
Who knew that so much healing power for your skin comes from this amazing little nut??!!
Walnuts contain essential fatty acids that your body does not make. Walnuts are high in both omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. The omega-3 fatty acids help reduce inflammation in the skin (and body).
Further, walnuts contain zinc which helps your skin properly function as a barrier and is necessary for wound healing by combating not only inflammation but also bacteria.
1 oz of walnuts per day keeps our skin in top shape to protect the skin barrier which holds the moisture in.
Green tea contains catechins that help protect your skin against sun damage.
Studies show that green tea improves skins moisture and elasticity as well as roughness and thickness.
Try drinking 1 or 2 cups of green tea each day. Hot or cold will benefit your skin.
Natures total body hydrator. Enough said.
Aim for 80 to 100 ounces per day
3 Key Ingredients for Healthy Skin
Here’s some science behind why vitamin C is so important for keeping your skin healthy and hydrated:
Vitamin C is found in the outer later of your skin (epidermis) and in the inner layer of your skin (dermis). High levels of Vitamin C protect the “barrier” by keeping the moisture in and healing damaged skin (age spots).
Its antioxidant properties make Vitamin C a weapon against fighting cancer
It plays a major role in increasing collagen production
No wonder vitamin C is one of the key ingredients found in antiaging skin care products.
Plain and simple – Retinol is a wrinkle reducing agent. Furthermore, retinol promotes the production of collagen in your skin and motivates blood vessels to keep the skin looking healthy and rosy without dark spots and better pigmentation.
This powerhouse oil has a long list of benefits for your skin:
- Noncomedogenci – it’s a botanical substance so it does not clog your pores or build up on your skin
- Helps to build more collagen
- Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
That’s quite a list and I didn’t even cover all of the foods or ingredients you should check out and use to suit your needs. Have your tried any of these foods to improve your skins appearance? Are you using a great product with ne of the key ingredients? If so, share with us!
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