The summer heat is relentless and wearing cooler attire such as skin-revealing shorts, tank tops & bikinis, many notice that their skin looks & feels more like lizard scales than a smooth & silky surface. The cold, dry months of winter can take their toll on our skin leaving it dehydrated, dull & flaky, yet great summer skin involves more than a great moisturizer. Beautiful skin starts from the inside.
People often turn to topical lotions & creams to shed their winter skin, unaware that a diet rich in skin-nourishing nutrients coupled with blood-pumping exercise can revive the dullest winter complexion.
Great Skin Menu
Taste the Rainbow - Colorful fruits & vegetables are loaded with anti-oxidants & fiber. Produce-rich diets improve skin tone & appearance & may help prevent photoaging.
Water - Vital for flushing toxins, water keeps skin plump & hydrated.
Seafood - Fish, especially salmon, is full of anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids. Shellfish are a good source of zinc., a key nutrient for wound healing & sunburn.
Healthy Fats - Avocados, flaxseed & olive oil have beneficial fats that keep skin supple & glowing.
Go Nuts - Almonds, walnuts, & other nuts are good sources of omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin E, which strengthens and protects the vulnerable subcutaneous fat layer against free-radical damage.
Whole Grains - Unprocessed grains are an excellent source of the B vitamins that are essential for manufacturing new skin cells. Whole grains like cereals & bread are great sources of complex carbohydrates and the B vitamins. Skin becomes dry, cracked and flaky, especially around the corners of the mouth when B vitamins are lacking. Folic acid in dark green leafy vegetables & whole grains are needed to rejuvenate skin.
Spice It Up - Basil, cinnamon, cloves, garlic, ginger, red chili, turmeric and curry have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
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