- Eat whole and unprocessed foods.
- Focus on local and organic produce when possible.
- Avoid Sugar and caffeinated beverages.
- Incorporate the following into your diet (see below):
- Water: hydration is a must.
- Omega 3s: studies have shown that consuming foods with omega-3s lead to healthier and younger looking skin. You can find these in fish such as sardines, salmon, tuna and black cod.
- Greens: Dark leafy greens are especially important for detoxifying the body and regulating bowel movements. After all, there’s a reason why kale and spinach are most commonly found in smoothies and juices.
- High Fiber foods: These foods are important for a healthy colon and flush out any toxic waste that affect skin conditions. You can find these in foods such as avocados, berries, figs, peas, legumes and nuts.
- Proteins: This is a super important food because they contain L-lysine and L-proline, the building blocks for collagen. It’s especially important to incorporate this into our diet as we get older because collagen breaks down as we age and this leads to wrinkles. Try eating lean meats, poultry or fish.
- Probiotics: This is definitely the best supplement to incorporate into your daily diet. Probiotics come in capsules or liquid and can be in the form of fermented dairy, rice or soy. Caution: sometimes they require refrigeration so make sure to read the label.
- Anti-inflammatories: These foods are essential for reducing inflammatory skin conditions such as acne and psoriasis. Try green leafy vegetables, bok choy, celery, beets, broccoli, ginger, blue berries, flaxseed or turmeric.