5 Superfoods for Healthy Skin

When it comes to your skin, what you eat directly influences its’ appearance. Even though it seems strange, our skin is the largest organ in our body. It needs nutrients, oxygen, and hydration in order to be healthy and retain our youthful beauty.

More than that, acne, rosacea, redness, dry skin, and even fine lines and wrinkles are all affected by what you eat, which is where common everyday superfoods can lend a helping hand.

Include more of these 5 foods in your diet on a regular basis:

Leafy Greens – leafy greens are the most nutrient dense (absolutely filled with vitamins and minerals) vegetables we can possibly eat.

Bell Peppers – are the most vitamin C rich vegetables, which helps the skin in two ways, 1) provides antioxidants that prevents environmental damage, 2) assists with collagen production to help the skin look smooth and supple.

Olive Oil – one of the most nutritious and beneficial foods we can consume and science has actually shown it slows down the aging process at the cellular and molecular level.

Blueberries –  their main contribution to healthy glowing skin is in the powerful flavonoids called anthocyanin, which has been identified as one of the most powerful antioxidants on the planet.

Salmon – too much inflammation in our cells can contribute to dry skin, acne, rosacea, clogged pores, and even fine lines and wrinkles. Salmon is a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids, which can help improve your skin’s elasticity and softness and fight inflammation.

Enjoy these foods on a regular basis and you’ll see your skin start to shine!

NOVA Plastic Surgery is Northern Virginia’s Premier Plastic Surgery Practice and Medspa founded and directed by Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Fadi Nukta, MD, FACS. Visit their website at www.novaplasticsurgery.com to learn more about their services and schedule an appointment.

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