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Food and drink that is good for your skin

11th April 2013

Undoubtedly, everyone wants to look good and have clear skin. We are all aware of the types of foods that can be bad for our skin, in particular processed foods and caffeinated drinks that are packed full of dehydrating substances.

So what foods can you begin to eat that will have a positive impact on your skin? Well, we can start with the obvious yet unavoidable piece of advice where we stress the importance of drinking plenty of water. This not only acts as a detox to flush out all the toxins in your body, but is crucial in keeping your skin well hydrated and looking healthy. However, the foods you eat and absorb into your skin can also have a great impact on the visible appearance of your complexion.

Avocados

Avocados are great because they're rich in Vitamin E. Vitamin E has a number of benefits for your body, it penetrates deep into the skin and is great at moisturising and deep healing.

Carrots

Not only can this vegetable help you see in the dark but it also cleanses your body from toxins and is really beneficial for your skin. This is because this orange vegetable contains Vitamin A, which is great for protecting you from sun damage and preventing premature wrinkling, acne, dry skin, blemishes and even uneven skin tone.

Spinach

Well Popeye was right, this is a superfood and not just because it makes you strong. This green vegetable is loaded with antioxidants and packed full of nutrients. It's a great source of vitamin B, C and E as well as potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, and Omega 3. Just think about getting all of this from just one vegetable!

Sweet Potatoes

Roast them, mash them and add them to any meal. The sweet potato is often over looked by its paler relation. Yet sweet potatoes are in fact the potato you should be eating. It's packed with beta-carotene, anti-oxidants, and vitamin C which help to fight ageing, and keep your skin looking firmer and younger.

Tuna

Yes, that's right even the canned stuff will help improve the visible appearance of your skin. That's because it contains selenium, which is a nutrient that helps keep your skin firm.

Of course, a healthy diet can only do so much to improve the appearance of your skin, so if you want more advice simply pop into one of our sk:n clinics. We offer fantastic treatments for acne including microdermabrasion and laser resurfacing. Whether it's a treatment to get rid of spots or a treatment to help get rid of acne scarring, we can help you on the journey to clearer skin. Find your local sk:n clinics now whilst tucking into these great foods.

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