Which Foods Are Good for Your Skin?

Date: Dec 2017

Although it can be surprising to get dietary advice from your dermatologist in London, one of the best things you can do for your skin is to eat well. Eating a healthy, balanced diet is just as important for the health of your skin as it is for the rest of your body.

Feeding Your Skin

Just like any other part of your body, skin requires good nutrition in order to stay healthy and repair itself. If you ask any dermatologist in London, they will recommend a healthy diet that includes plenty of healthy fats, protein, fruit and vegetables can enhance the condition of your skin. It can also help to cut back on sugary foods.
If you have a skin condition such as eczema you may need to be a little more careful as there may be certain foods that can trigger your symptoms. Seeing a dermatologist in London can be a good way to identify these triggers.

Which Nutrients Does Your Skin Need?

Eating a balanced diet should help your skin to look and feel better, but you can do even more for it by making sure that you include foods rich in the following nutrients in your diet. Although your skin needs all kinds of nutrients these are some of the most important:
  • Vitamin C is particularly important for healthy skin and healing. It is found at high levels in oranges, blueberries, blackcurrants and broccoli.
  • Vitamin E is another important nutrient for skin growth and repair. Eating avocado, almonds, pine nuts and sunflower oil can all help you to get enough of this vitamin as well as the healthy fats that can keep your skin supple and hydrated.
  • Selenium is an antioxidant that is important for your immune system and is believed to help protect your skin against sun damage. Brazil nuts are a particularly good source of selenium, but it is also found in eggs, tomatoes, broccoli, seeds and other kinds of nuts.
  • Zinc is essential for the sebaceous glands that produce oil in your skin. Good sources of zinc include wholegrains, nuts and seeds.

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