Truth Seeker: Eat for Healthy Skin
Hello everyone! This is my second post for the campaign I'm working with "The Truth Seeker". If you haven't read my first post about it, the campaign aims to clarify the common misconceptions about skin care and acne. For today's topic, I'll discuss the foods I eat that are good for the skin and the foods that I avoid.
When I was in highschool, I always hear this from friends and relatives not far from my age: "I don't like nuts because it can cause break-outs". I was sad because all kinds of peanuts for me are so delicious and said to be healthy that's why it's called "food for the brain". But I guess we were misinformed. Nuts such as almonds and walnuts are rich in Vitamin E that locks in moisture and keep the skin supple. Just remember to avoid fried and salty nuts which are really bad for the skin.
Since I'm currently watching my weight, I eat nuts that are included in the Nestle Fitness cereals. This has been my breakfast for months now together with a fruit and black coffee.
Black coffee is said to be a brain booster but also a skin booster. It contains antioxidants that can get rid of dead cells. I try to avoid too much sugar and cream these days. Eating plenty fruits in a day gives me the sugar I need. It helps me lose weight and at the same time healthy.
But sometimes I still crave for sweets. What I do is just make right or healty choices. Yoghurt with fruits and nuts is one of the best desserts that's good for the body especially to the skin which at the same time soo delicious. I don't feel deprived or on a diet.
Do you know that yoghurt has zinc that helps reduce pores for smoother skin? It helps even out skin tone too.
Chocolates are rich in flavanoids that can help give the skin sun protection. Yeah, it's fatty but I can't avoid it now that I know that it has some good in it aside from being delicious. What I do is eat a cube of dark chocolate at least once a day just for the cravings.
As for my lunch and dinner, for a month now I've been trying to eat balanced meal which consists of a cup of vegetables, 1 fruit, 1 protein (preferably fish or chicken breast) and half cup brown rice. Of course I have my cheat days. But since the change in my diet and healthy choices, I notice how clear my skin is now. The backne I told you in my last post, it's almost gone. And my face, I still get a number of tiny pimples during a specific week each month but they heal right away without leaving obvious marks.
Now these are the foods that I avoid: chips (which only gives us unnecessary carbs with no other vitamins), too much oil and butter on my food (I prefer steamed, boiled and grilled foods).
If you're suffering from skin problems, right diet and food intake is really the first step of cure. No matter what treatment you undergo and how much money you spend on beauty products, if you eat unhealthy food, all of those are nonsense.