Did you know that our skin is our body’s largest organ? So often we only associate organs with what’s on the inside, but our skin is just as necessary as a kidney, liver, stomach, etc. We can help supplement any topical skin treatments with a well-balanced diet, rich in foods that help to promote a healthy complexion. So, before you spend a month’s salary on that new promise-filled exotic all-natural beauty potion for your face, consider a few less expensive changes by moving away from the beauty aisle and perusing the produce aisle instead.
We spend billions of dollars each year on products that promise to make our skin youthful, supple, wrinkle-free, and ageless. It goes without saying that how we treat our skin on the outside will help us to look and feel fresher, well rested, hydrated, even youthful. From sunscreen to BB creams, retinol and collagen, the number of options for ways to topically treat our skin number well into the thousands. But beauty – or beautiful skin – needs to also be treated from the inside out. So, for health and beauty reasons, we also look for ways to treat our skin issues from the inside, and that means what we put into our bodies is just as important as what we put on our skin.
Many of us have dietary restrictions that help us to mitigate allergies or digestive issues that sometimes translate to skin conditions. It is important to work with your doctor and nutritionist to help make the right choices for your particular condition. In the interests of saving money and doing something good for our body, we can start to rejuvenate your skin by eating foods that will help keep us looking good at any age.
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