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Eating for your Skin

Ward Off Skin-Related Issues and Illnesses By Eating

Yes, it’s true! You can protect yourself from skin-related issues and diseases by eating, the healthy stuff of course. On your next trip to your local natural foods market or even the supermarket around the corner be sure to fill your cart with these highly beneficial items. They’re not only good for whole body wellness and health but also for your body’s protector, your skin.


  • Tomatoes. Besides being delicious and adding flavor to almost any meal, tomatoes protect your skin against harmful sun rays. While you still want to slather on that sunscreen, tomatoes have the ability to increase your skin’s natural defenses against UV rays. Plus, the skin benefits only further increase when you cook with tomatoes, like in tomato paste, or combine the vegetable with olive oil. Tomatoes, basil, mozzarella and olive oil, anyone?

whole grains

  • Whole grains. Eating whole grains allows the presence of acne and/or oily skin to disappear. Put that piece of white bread down, as refined carbs cause acne by making insulin levels increase, and thus, affecting the skin. So, make the switch to whole grain pasta, bread and cereal today.


  • Citrus. As you’re probably well aware, citrus fruits are high in Vitamin C. However, you might not know that Vitamin C works to fight wrinkles. This particular vitamin slows down the wrinkling process, but it must be consumed from food sources to reap this all too important benefit, rather than supplements. Besides oranges, munch on tangerines and grapefruit.


Flax seeds. It’s winter and you’re suffering from dry, itchy skin – what could be worse? Besides slathering your body with lotion to rid yourself of dry skin, you can choose to eat foods that are filled with omega-3 fatty acids, like flax seeds and salmon. Another bonus? Omega-3 fatty acids fight against skin inflammation.

green tea

  • Green tea. Soothing in the winter and refreshing in the summer, green tea just hits the spot. And yes, the rumors are true; green tea protects your body from skin cancer. The antioxidants found in green tea work to kill tumor skin cells and all the while help to heal acne and relieve skin itching and swelling. Whichever way you choose to enjoy green tea, you can rest assure that it’s wholly beneficial.

So, choose to enjoy foods that not only taste good but nourish your skin and body. The above foods help protect against uncomfortable skin ailments and more serious issues, such as cancer. So, on your next trip to pick up food make sure these essential items are found in abundance within your cart.

Laurie Mitchell is a skincare professional who writes about Hydrolyze, a prominent brand on today’s market. With an eye for the most effective products in the skincare industry, Laurie has earned a reputation as the go-to resource for information about the market for many consumers. More information can be found at

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