5 Foods for Bad Skin

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"I'm too old for zits!" I scream to anyone who will listen...

 

Ever said that before? Ever wanted to sandpaper your way to a clearer complexion?? A trip to a the dermatologist might be overkill, but a trip to a esthetician is out of the budget. Now what?

 

A healthy diet could be the answer to your complexion woes... Get more of the following foods into your diet to reduce inflammation, redness and blemishes!

They myth has been debunked! Eat cocoa - Dark chocolate contains high levels of flavenoids and antioxidants that can benefit skin enormously. 

If your acne is prompted by unruly hormones, whole grains are a dietary must. They are low on the glycemic index which helps to reduce the body's sensitivity to insulin - the master of all hormones.

Fish contain high levels of omega-3's and EPA's which are critical to the promotion of healthy skin. An important role of EPA is that it helps inhibit the production of androgens – hormones that produces sebum in hair follicles. Excess production of these sebum results to oily skin, leading to acne and other skin problems. (Remind me to never say SEBUM again. Gross.) Try eating more fish, or supplementing with cod liver oil.

Deep red and purple foods such as beets as well as pomegranate have high levels of anthocyanins and are high in polyphenol antioxidants which help maintain blood flow to the skin, promoting optimum cell turnover which is crucial to glowing skin.

Nuts like walnuts also contain omega-3 essential fatty acids, which can improve skin's elasticity. Certain nuts are also loaded with copper, a mineral that boosts collagen production. 

Drink Green Tea. It's very high in antioxidants, particularly one named EGCG, which has been proven to reduce redness.

Do you have any helpful tips for beautiful glowing skin? Leave a comment and let me know!

Recipe time... ;)

 

Disabledworld.com posted this face mask recipe. I'm going to give it a try!

To have a healthy glowing and smooth skin use this recipe (Sounds easy enough...)

Blend 4 - 5 leafs of fresh mint.

Peel and de-seed the cucumber.

Add mint leaves to the cucumber to make a puree.

Beat egg white and keep it separate, then add this egg white to the cucumber mixture.

Apply this evenly on your face for 20 minutes and then rinse it with water and pat it dry.

Not only does it smell amazing... it offers a cooling, relaxing sensation for winding down after a long day!

Check out http://www.facebook.com/Laurenraenaturalremedies for more natural ways to stay healthy, happy and beautiful in a rocky world.

Disabled World - Disability News for all the Family: http://www.disabled-world.com/artman/publish/cucumber_benefits.shtml#ixzz291oZC7cvable