I have seen a lot of my friends who tries to be vegetarians only because of their skin. Since people today are exposed to a variety of junk food such as pizza, hamburger and other instant food. These food have trans-fats, sodium and saturated fat, so it harms our health and skin. These promotes the production of sebum, and as a result, this can be one of the reasons why acnes come out. One of my friends indeed became pescatarian who does not eat meat, but fish only because of her skin. She had an atopic dermatitis and acnes at the same time. However, after stop eating meat and flour (of course including instant food), her skin became very calm and has changed a lot better. She said that only having a balanced eating habits, people can make their health much better, especially for people who have stress from acnes.
Here are some good food for our skin below;
Avocado contains high amounts of vitamin C and E, which are good for your skin. Avocado is rich in unsaturated fats that help prevent moisture from flying out of your body.
Oyster contains a lot of zinc, which produces collagen in your body. Collagen plays a very important role in helping skin regenerate, so it is a good food to help dead skin drop off quickly in dry winter weather.
Orange / yellow vegetables
Yellow fruits and vegetables, such as sweet potatoes, carrots, apricots, melons, peppers, mangoes, pumpkins, papayas and oranges, contain beta-carotene, an antioxidant that helps protect your skin from harmful sun rays and environmental damage. Those also contain a lot of vitamin A and C, and they play an important role in producing collagen in the skin.
Coconut oil is a natural sunscreen that helps prevent sun-damaged skin in fall. It is rich in antioxidants and vitamin E, so it’s great for dry skin in winter with anti-aging and moisturizing effects.
Dark green like spinach and leafy vegetables are rich in iron and omega-4. It also contains high amounts of vitamins A, B and E, which improve the body’s immune system and protect skin.
Fish protects our bodies from cancer and reduces inflammation. Omega 3 also strengthens skin cells, helping to protect the skin from strong sunlight. Selenium, which is found in some fish, keeps the skin firm and hydrated.
Olive contains unsaturated fatty acids to help prevent skin aging. It’s especially high in vitamin E, which protects your skin from external factors such as sunlight and moisturizes dry skin. You can also apply olive oil directly to your skin.