The phrase “beauty is only skin deep” refers to a person’s character being more important than how he or she looks. The team at Mosharrafa Plastic Surgery couldn’t agree more—but if you’re looking to refine your outer self so that it matches your inner, beautiful self, then we’re here for that too! Regardless, we’re sharing the kinds of foods you should be eating if you want to have beautiful, radiant skin that is literally “skin deep.”
Lycopene and Selenium are two powerful antioxidants that help protect against skin cancer, sun damage, age spots and acne! You should consider including tomato-based foods in your diet between three and five times a week if you live in a sunny climate (like Arizona) and are prone to free radical and excessive sun exposure.
Fish and Seafood
The omega-3 fatty acids found in various seafood items like fish are essential for reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Wrinkles are often caused by inflammation, and anti-inflammatory fatty acids like omega-3 can reduce the production of acne and wrinkles. If you’re not a fan of fish, you can take fish oil supplements instead.
Berries that are deep in color like blueberries, raspberries, cherries and strawberries are all jam-packed with skin-healthy antioxidants. Antioxidants help combat acne, premature aging and help strengthen your body’s immune system. If you’re allergic to berries, try eating foods that contain lots of vitamin C, like sweet potatoes or broccoli.
Avocados are great if you suffer from the skin condition eczema. They help reduce the symptoms that cause the patchy redness because they contain anti-inflammatory properties like zinc and vitamin E.
We know this isn’t a food, but drinking six to eight glasses of water a day will keep your skin looking moist, radiant and healthy. Water is best, but if you prefer the taste of green tea, that’s okay too. Try to keep a large bottle of either beverage at your workspace and avoid unhealthy habits like consuming too much caffeine, alcohol or smoking heavily. All of those can make your skin look dull and dry, and promote premature aging.
If you wish to set up a consultation with one of our surgeons, please do not hesitate to call us at our Phoenix location. We are easily accessible and here to help. Call us now at (602) 513-8133.
The advice and information contained in this article is for educational purposes only, and is not intended to replace or counter a physician’s advice or judgment. Please always consult your physician before taking any advice learned here or in any other educational medical material.