Food For Your Face?

You are what you eat…and so is your skin?!?!

Yes, it’s true.

If you eat a cheeseburger, you feel bloated. If you eat a salad, you’ll feel lighter….(but maybe still a little hungry.)

While both of these examples reign true for our waistlines, the same can be said for our skin.

Our skin is the largest organ in our bodies, which is why it is so very important to protect it as much as possible. You may regularly wear SPF, but are you thinking about how your 3-day a week chipotle lunches are affecting it?

Greasy foods are especially known to cause blemishes, breakouts, and general skin imperfections. Something like Chipotle is definitely one to shy away from or just make it a salad bowl instead.

While hormones do play a major role in our skin, what you are eating on a daily basis does too.

On that note, below is a map of the face and how it corresponds to each part of the body.

This always has interested me as I have always (up until recently) battled hormonal breakouts around my lips and chin area.

Chinese-Face-Mapping

As you can see, my problem has to mainly do with my hormones. A lot of people who breakout on their cheeks will usually eat a poor diet. Those with breakouts common near the eyes and forehead will typically be dehydrated.

Isn’t the body so fascinating?! It tells us so much that we didn’t know we could just heal on our own instead of turning to modern day methods like medicine and creams to cure us.

Below is an infographic on the best foods to consume to maintain a healthy glow:

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Foods that are high in antioxidants like goji berries are wonderful to maintain skin’s elasticity and shine. Healthy fats like avocado and olive oil are great options to include if you’re seeking a smooth complexion. Superfoods like cacao nibs, matcha green tea and chia seeds also aid our skin in reducing blemishes, calming free radicals and tightening the skin.

You don’t have to worry about running to the store and spending hundreds on the newest beauty buffs either…all of the above is easily affordable and edible too! 😉

I love adding spinach or kale into my smoothies! It’s a little morning treat without the extra guilt and still tastes amazing too!

So if one of your goals is healthier looking skin, you now have the tools to achieve it!

As with anything, remember, these changes don’t happen overnight. They are a combination of small improvements in our daily life which will result in a greater result in the long run.

Take care of your skin!

~C.C.D.

*This post idea is courtesy of Nuts.com who inspired me to share my ideas on this topic. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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