Longevity Blog

10 Top Tips for a Healthier Skin

A healthy skin reflects a healthy body. A radiant and glowing skin can be cultivated from its foundation: the food you eat and a detoxified body. What you feed your body, also nourishes your face. It is, therefore, important to pay attention to the foods you eat that can help heal, protect, rejuvenate and beautify your skin and the steps you can take to enjoy a firmer, younger and smoother skin.

  1. Say no to sugar
    Low-glycemic foods seem to support an acne-free skin and promote health in general. Watch for sugar content in packaged items, including those appearing healthy, like protein and energy bars.
  2. Avoid processed and junk food
    One of the best foods for a healthy and younger skin is nutrient-dense fruits and vegetables. Stay away from fried, processed, packaged and frozen food and pay careful attention to products marked “low-fat” and “low-sugar”.
  3. Eat vegetables and fruits with different colours everyday
    The colour of fruits and vegetables relates to specific nutrients. Ensuring different colours at every meal is the best way to protect your skin from premature aging and damage (e.g., tomatoes are rich in lycopene, lutein and beta-carotene which protect skin health and help prevent sun damage). Include raw and fresh for maximum benefits.
  4. Consume fatty fish regularly
    Salmon, mackerel and herring are rich in healthy omega-3 fatty acids needed for elasticity, firmness and hydration. Fatty fish are also a source of vitamin E and zinc which protect the skin against inflammation and free radical damage.
  5. Don’t forget other healthy fats
    Omega-3 fatty acids strengthen the skin and they can also be found in avocados, flax seeds, chia seeds and walnuts, for example. These can be added to smoothies, cereals, etc.
  6. Make sure to include vitamin C
    Vitamin C (such as, citrus fruits, bell peppers, broccoli, kale and strawberries) supports collagen production, which builds a firm and strong skin.
  7. Go green
    Dark green leafs like spinach, kale, arugula or dandelion greens will combat free radicals (and wrinkles).
  8. Add spices
    Spices offer great antioxidant power and health protection. Turmeric, for example, is widely know and can be easily blended into juices and smoothies in its fresh form, or powder form sprinkled into pastas, roasted vegetables, eggs, soups, etc. Turmeric can also be added to facial masks for a radiant skin.
  9. Drink green tea
    Catechins are a powerful antioxidant in green tea responsible for protection against sun damage and aging. Drinking green tea regularly will enable these compounds to take effect and enhance your skin as well as your overall health.
  10. Stay hydrated and detoxify regularly
    Drinking enough water and staying hydrated will offer skin protection and help flush out toxins. A proper seasonal Detox will also keep your gastrointestinal and other systems cleansed which will reflect directly on your skin.




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