Skin is one of the most powerful indicators of health. Your skin is the fingerprint of what is going on inside your body, and all skin conditions, from psoriasis to acne to ageing, are the manifestations of your body's internal needs, including its nutritional needs," says Dr. Georgiana Donadio, founder of the National Institute of Whole Health.
Wrinkles, dry or oily skin, acne, and inflammation all are signs of poor internal health, often brought on by consuming unhealthy foods and avoiding skin nutrition problems. To treat skin problems, most people turn to mainstream topical cosmetics, including lotions, soaps, scrubs, toners, and creams. However, treating outer blemishes with expensive, chemical-laden beauty products does little to address the root cause of the problem, which in most cases is poor nutrition and exposure to toxins in dietary and personal care products.
A recent research has shown that the skin reacts particularly well to certain vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that nourish the skin, making it appear youthful and healthy. The following nutrients are among the very best to consume for healthy, young-looking skin and leads to good skin nutrition factor.
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1. Drink at least 8-10 glasses of plain water daily [Full story: Health benefits of drinking water].
2. Include fresh fruits and vegetables rich in Vitamin C, A & E in your daily diet. For e.g. Oranges, Sweet lime, Amla, Guava, Spinach, Lemon etc. [Full story:Are fruits and vegetables fattening?].
3. Snack on almonds and walnuts for better skin quality.
4. Avoid regular intake or alcohol or Smoking.
5. Follow a healthy & regular routine of balanced diet and exercise.Read more about simple tips for balanced diet.
6. Get regular sleep of 6-8 hrs every day.
A very famous saying is “You are what you eat”. What goes inside you, is what the outer skin reflects.