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Naturopathic Treatment for Clear Skin Lies In Consuming the Following Foods

Have you heard the phrase ‘you are what you eat’? It literally means that the kind of food you eat, it shows on your body. So, you should be extremely careful about what you put in your mouth as that will show on your skin.

Recent studies by holistic experts have concluded that the food you eat can either be the most powerful and safest form of medicine or the slowest form of poison. Skin, which is the largest detox organ in your body responds differently depending on the food that you eat – think clear, glowing skin or inflamed and red skin.

Take a moment to think about the enormous amount of work that your skin has to do as it is your largest detox organ. It rids you from the bad and helps in the absorption of the good. Moreover, a healthy, glowing skin is an attractive physical feature that makes an individual alluring to others. In naturopathy, it is believed that the first and foremost way to improve the quality of skin is to turn one’s attention towards diet.

Are you suffering from acne or pimples? Is no amount of cosmetics ridding your face of blemishes and marks? Yearn for a skin with a youthful blush? Given below are some of the foods that you must intake for improving the function, look and feel of your skin.

Almonds

Not all nuts are the same and when it is about having a youthful, glowing skin, almonds are on top of the list. They are a wonderful source of fat-soluble vitamin E. The skin acts as a barrier against a lot of harmful elements and it is made up of a layer of lipids (fats). Vitamin E helps to boost the barrier function of the skin. So, the more almonds you eat, the more vitamin E your skin will get to protect you from UV damage and oxidative stress.

Yes, there are vitamin E supplements available in the market, but they’re synthetic and contain unwanted fillers and stabilizers. It is better to consume almonds as that is natural and does not come with any side-effects.

Broccoli

Broccoli is a powerhouse vegetable. It has cancer-fighting properties and antioxidants, as well as, a fantastic source of naturally occurring indole-3-carbinol and vitamin C. Indole-3-carbinol helps to balance hormones naturally. It is these hormones that lead to causing rosacea, acne and other skin problems when it is not balanced.

In the production of collagen, vitamin C plays an important role. Collagen is an important protein in the matrix of the skin that is involved in repairing the skin and the skin integrity. Moreover, vitamin C helps in protecting the skin from UV damage so that you can rid your skin of skin spots and wrinkles. This vitamin promotes youthful-looking, supple skin and broccoli provide an abundance of this vitamin. So, start munching!

Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Studies have shown that omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil, cold-water fish and fatty fish reduce free radical damage, via their anti-inflammatory effects. Free radicals are a lot like scavengers and attack the collagen. The antidote to these free radicals is antioxidants and help to decrease the effect of damage.

A number of studies show that maternal consumption of important fatty acids is inversely associated with risk for eczema during the childhood. It is crucial to enhance the intake of omega-3 and to correct the ratio of omega-3-to-omega-6 in order to balance the inflammation of the skin.

Berries

Berries are known for their exceptionally high content of antioxidant that helps in combating skin damage caused by UV rays. They are also loaded with vitamin C that produces collagen and is essential for the skin. Berries also play a critical role in balancing the bad and the good bacteria of the gut. It acts like a naturally occurring prebiotic fiber.

An insider tip: berries stave off hunger cravings, along with giving you smooth, beautiful skin. So, if you are trying to lose weight, eat a handful of berries.

Tomatoes

Rich in vitamin C, tomatoes help in keeping the skin taut and firm by aiding in the production of collagen. They even contain lycopene, which is the red pigment that gives tomatoes their vibrant red color. This pigment boosts skin circulation.

Water

Even though water is not food per se, but you cannot live without water. It is the elixir of life. Drinking lots of water is one of the most effective and cheapest ways to get a clear, clean skin. Water helps to flush out all the toxins from within and replenishes the water needed by the cells. It even improves blood circulation and makes the brain fully functional, resulting in the elimination of stress. So, by drinking about 8 to 10 glasses of water daily, you can bid adieu to skin blemishes, wrinkles, fine lines and so on.

Beetroot, grapes, fennel, tofu, oat milk and the list of foods that you must eat for a glowing skin goes on. But, not all food items may be right for you because you might be allergic to things like, berries or oat milk. You need to visit a naturopath to know the exact food items that will help you get beautiful skin. You can even spend a week or weekend at a naturopathy and wellness retreat center where you will not only get to eat natural, healthy food items, but also experience therapeutic massages, mud therapy and so on, that will make your skin supple, soft and wonderful.

So, don’t waste any more time. Begin your quest for getting velvety soft and glowing skin, today!


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