What's in your tummy is on your face

Posted in Nutrition on December 09 2022 at 07:45 PM

‘We are what we eat’ is something you must have heard people quote all the time. Although the context can be changed, it has certainly proved to be true every time. So, when we talk about how our skin acts a lot of it has to do with the diet we have and what we include in it. And what you eat will find its way to your skin and finally to your face. Just like some food which we often refer to as “superfoods” are great for your skin and body and at the same time, other foods can be equally damaging and can have adverse effects like sped-up aging, excessive ache, etc. Eating healthy food not only makes you fit and energized but also gives you smooth and glowing skin. 


Good foods can have multiple advantages on your skin and ultimately your face too…...




It Can Control Moisture Levels

Drinking water is one of the healthiest habits one can have for good skin and body. It gives the skin moisture that gets lost due to sweating and other natural processes.

It Can Affect Wrinkles

Foods with healthy oils and omega-3 fatty acids along with healthy protein can also help in collagen production. Increased collagen production results in healthier skin. It also prevents premature wrinkles and loose skin.

It Can Prevent Melanoma

Melanoma is a form of skin cancer that can happen due to severe sun damage. Heart healthy diets with fish and leafy green can be protective against melanoma.

It Affects Blemishes

Acne and other taut and pimples often leave permanent marks that are really to take it off. But it is still best to stay away from sugary and hight-fat food stuff because it can lead to acne.





1. Olive Oil – The oil has many nutritional benefits, being rich in antioxidants and vitamin content makes it a must for glowing and youthful skin. It slows down the aging process by eliminating free radicals in your body. Including olive oil in your diet also makes for healthy skin and body but direct application of the oil on your skin brings the best use out of it. The best part is that olive oil doesn’t clog pores.



2. Dark Chocolate – If you’re thinking about digging in a bar of a rich and creamy dark chocolate, don’t think twice…. your skin will thank you later. It increases blood flow to the skin and improve skin’s hydration and complexion. Being a powerful source of antioxidants makes it your skin’s bestie.



3. Blueberries – Blueberries are rich in antioxidants and other compounds that have been shown to reduce inflammation and oxidative damage. These symptoms can lead to premature aging, so eating a healthy dose of these yummy berries makes for a smooth and glowing skin. Blueberries are also high in fiber and nutrients that improves the ability of skin to fight inflammation related to acne, psoriasis, and eczema.





1. Sugar – Sugar can be an important element of our diet but in excess it can do more harm than good. Apart from other health issues, sugar can also have unwanted effects on our skin, too. Intake of sugar more than the required levels can increase internal bacteria production leading to acne and clogged pores. A high sugar diet can damage the kind of collagen and make it stiff, dry, and brittle that strips it off of strength and spring.



2. Dairy – Although dairy has been a huge part of the Indian culture, so is it actually as harmful as we think? The thing is that the way dairy affects your health differs in your childhood as opposed to when you are an adult. Cow’s milk often leads to increase in sebum production and in turn causes acne, dermatitis, and skin inflammation. It may also cause digestive and skin problems like hives, inflammation, and redness.



3. Excess caffeine – We all need our morning boost of caffeine to get started for the day, but consuming too much of it can even speed up the aging process. Drinking too much caffeine increases the cortisol levels which would think the skin and cause other skin problems related to aging. Caffeine in excess can also lead to constricted blood vessels, and as a result the blood vessels won’t deliver all the important nutrients and antioxidants to promote collagen production.

The bottom line is that your skin goes through changes, it will burst out in zits, it might go through sub burn, it will age, because it is only natural and you can’t control it but what you can control is how frequently or at what level it happens. Does your skin show early signs of aging? Do you get full blown acne on your face? Do you have heavy under eye dark circles? Ask yourself these questions and think about what you put inside your body and how it affects you both, internally and externally. The good part is that what is good for your health is good for your skin which makes it easy for you to keep both in check at the same time. Here are some references for healthy supplements you can take for a healthy skin.







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