Taking care of your body is an integral part of skin care. Eating the right foods helps ensure your body has all the right nutrients to support full body health. Everyone knows this, but many people fail to practice it. If you need extra motivation for adopting a better diet, OROGOLD has a few suggestions for a healthier diet that will contribute on helping clear and repair your skin. All of these suggestions do fall under general rules for a healthier diet, but the compounds in their foods are used frequently in skin care products specifically because the industry knows how good they are for your skin.
Dark, Leafy Greens
Kale, broccoli, and certain kinds of lettuce all fall under this general group of foods and they’re there for a reason. Dark, leafy greens are absolutely packed full of nutrients good for your body. The ones we’re most interested in though are vitamins A and C. These vegetables are absolutely full of them. Both vitamins are known for promoting collagen growth in the skin and improving your skin’s resistance to damage. That these vegetables come in a wide variety of textures and flavors makes them even easier to incorporate into a diet by adding them to some of your favorite dishes.
If greens aren’t your favorite kind of food, then you can try eating a bit more fruit instead. Citrus fruit, much like greens, has plenty of nutrients for your skin. The one you’re most likely to think of immediately is vitamin C. Every citrus fruit as vitamin C in abundance, but what you don’t know is there is a lot of overlap in nutrients between citrus and leafy greens. Now there really isn’t a citrus equivalent for kale’s status as a superfood, but you can still get many of the same nutrients by having a nice grapefruit for breakfast or snacking on an orange in the afternoon.
If you ever needed proof that nature loves you and wants you to be healthy, dark chocolate is proof. Flavonols are fond in great abundance in dark chocolate. These antioxidants help fight free radical damage in the body and the skin. More specifically, antioxidants are known for helping combat the visual effects of aging when your diet has a ready supply. We do advise aware of specific facts before reaching for the first bar of dark chocolate you find. The chocolate really does need to be dark chocolate and have a high concentration of cacao in it. Additionally, don’t go overboard. Chocolate is good for your skin, but it includes plenty of sugars and other things that aren’t as good for you. Do have a bit of dark chocolate regularly, but don’t make it a full bar.
Taking proper care of yourself is the first step towards good skin care. When considering changes to your diet like the ones OROGOLD suggests, don’t forget to also consider talking to your doctor about an exercise routine as well. Improving your body’s total health will improve your skin and not relying on a single change to help with your skin care means you’re more likely to get noticeable results sooner. As one last rule, just try drinking more pure water instead of other things. This alone can help your body and skin a great deal.