Foods to Eat and Other Ways To Improve Your Skin
There are a bunch of things you can do to keep your skin pretty and to reverse free radical, sun, smoking, and nutritional damage to your skin.
1.) Eat a balanced diet of real, whole, living food. Human beings are made out of food.
2.) We are NOT made out of factory food. It contains toxins. If your toxic load gets too high for elimination, those toxins are stored in subcutaneous fat (yes, under the skin that you want to keep nice.) These toxins sit there smoldering, emitting free radicals. Free radicals oxidize your skin. Think of a car rusting in the sun.
3.) Stop using aspartame. It breaks down collagen, that firm fibrous platform under your skin, leading to increased cellulite and flab.
4.) Stop smoking. It not only tans your skin but it depletes your body of Vitamin C. See below.
5.) Consume foods containing vitamin C like oranges and strawberries. Collagen is made of amino acids that need Vitamin C to form. Your skin will sag prematurely if you don’t consume vitamin C.
6.) Eat salad. A salad of Romaine lettuce provides 100 percent of your daily requirements for vitamin A, which stimulates cell turnover. Romaine lettuce contains the mineral potassium, which boosts circulation, as well as 45 percent of your daily needs of vitamin K, which will keep veins from popping. Add non GMO tomatoes, which contain lycopene that protects against UVB rays, which burn your skin. Lycopene also helps produce collagen.
7.) My typical dessert is a bowl of fruit with nuts and a few organic chocolate chips. Almonds boost levels of vitamin E, one of the most important antioxidants for nice skin. Almonds also provide polyunsaturated fat to keep your skin moist. Walnuts contain alpha-linolenic acid, an omega-3 fat that also provides lubrication to keep your skin dewy. Dark chocolate is high in flavonoids, which keep skin softer, smoother, and better hydrated.
8.) Eat cholesterol. Your body needs it to synthesize Vitamin D from the sun. Lutein and zeaxanthin, two antioxidants found in eggs, provide protection from UV damage that leads to lines, brown spots, and cancer.
9.) Eat all the fats you need every day for glowing, dewy skin. Essential fatty acids are (flavored) cod liver oil, primrose, borage, and black current seed oils. Other beneficial oils are coconut (consume as a therapeutic oil and use as a moisturizer), olive oil, and butter.
10.) Exercise. Moving your body promotes blood flow and nutrients to the surface of your skin. Have you ever noticed how people who exercise don’t have as many broken veins? That’s because exercise keeps your vascular system healthy.
11.) Tan safely. New science shows that some sun exposure actually protects you from melanoma because our bodies synthesize Vitamin D (cancer protecting) from the sun. For prolonged exposure, use a sunscreen with the main ingredient of zinc oxide to protect against UVA (which penetrates deep into the skin) and UVB (which burns the outer layer of skin). I don’t recommend any of the leading commercial brands. Look in health food stores for chemical free brands.
12.) Use hormone replacement as soon as you need it. Tanking hormones equals accelerated aging (wrinkles).
13.) There are new, less harsh forms of retinol, a vitamin A derivative, now. Use teensie amounts and then liberally apply a chemical free moisturizer. If you have acne, retinol can help.
14.) Have a clinical nutritionist advise you on a supplement program that’s right for you including the MSM an organic sulphur that can reverse leathery cracked skin and wrinkles.
Peace, Fun, Love.
Your girlfriend in health,