5 Foods To Help Keep Your Skin Healthy

We’ve reviewed a variety of skincare products on the site over the past few weeks, many of which would be considered quite expensive. Fortunately, you don’t necessarily need to empty your wallet to improve the clarity and health of your skin, as a matter of fact you don’t even need to go to the toiletries in the store. One of the most effective ways to improve your skin is by altering your diet to include a variety of “superfoods” that will nourish your skin and provide the vitamins necessary to keep it strong and useful. Here are 5 of our favourites that we think can be included very easily into your weekly eating plan.

Note: please bear in mind that everything should be within moderation, don’t go changing your diet to 5 things in the pursuit of perfect skin. 

5) Eggs

Eggs can get a pretty bad rap thanks to their association with cholesterol levels, especially when eaten in excess. However, there is a lot to be said for the benefits of including eggs in your diet on a regular basis. The nutritional value of eggs means that they contain around 20% of your RDA (recommended daily amounts) of Vitamin A & D as well as plenty of Iron and Calcium, both beneficial to skin repair and health. They also contain very high amounts of Selenium, an element often used in products designed to give you healthy hair and skin.

For those of you keen to get more eggs on your table, you can check out loads of great egg recipes here.

4) Garlic

Before we go any further, don’t go pouring loads of garlic into everything you eat. We cannot be held accountable for people wanting to spend less time around you because the scent of garlic follows you wherever you go. However, a single clove of garlic is full of Allicin, a natural chemical that, through digestion, works with your blood to help fight various bacterias and viruses often associated with causing acne and many other types of skin infections.

Here are some great healthy recipes that incorporate garlic to help you bring it into your meals.

3) Sweet Potatoes

A firm favourite here at The Male Stylist, the sweet potato is both delicious and incredibly versatile as an ingredient in meals. However, it is also indirectly very helpful for reducing the signs of aging and stress on the skin. By providing a slow-release of natural sugars, sweet potatoes can help regulate blood-sugar levels and thereby reduce Cortisone production (a chemical commonly associated with stress). This in turn will prevent stress-related aging of the skin and spot outbreaks.

You can find a variety of great sweet potato recipes here to work into your regular eating plan.

2) Avocado

If you love Mexican food, and we definitely do, then this will be music to your ears. The avocado is one of the best foods to have occuring regularly in your diet. Containing high levels of Vitamin E (associated with skin brightness and vitality) and Vitamin C (which helps reduce skin inflammation) it is a great repair kit for your skin, especially in intense heat or cold. It has also been thought that Avocado oil helps stimulate collagen production in the skin which helps maintain stronger, more youthful skin for longer.

There are a variety of ways to prepare and eat avocado, our favourite? Make some fresh guacamole in a fresh spicy fajita. Perfection.

1) Salmon

We’re big seafood fans and salmon, in all forms, is right at the top of our list of favourites. Containing a variety of oils and natural acids they help combat skin inflammations like acne . Though this is true of most oily fish, salmon is a definite preference of ours. Whether it is smoked, fried or baked it’s great for your skin and delicious in every recipe.

Here are some great recipes to help salmon work its way into your diet plan.

So that covers our 5 dietary skincare tips to help keep your skin healthy and young, let us know what you think in the comment section below and if you’ve enjoyed the article then feel free to comment, like and/or share it with your friends/followers. Also, don’t forget to subcribe as there will be more male health ideas coming soon from The Male Stylist.

By Adam Walker

1 Comment

  1. 8th October 2014 / 11:57 am

    I love all of these foods so I must be looking pretty good right!? 😉 Good post though, we spend a lot of time on the outward things that make us look (and feel) good, it’s important to make sure that what goes in is good too!

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