DIET FOR HEALTHY SKIN
Finding the right diet for healthy skin is one of the most common goals for men and women, but it is also one of the hardest to reach.
An unhealthy lifestyle – which can include prolonged exposure to sunlight, alcohol consumption and smoking – can further complicate the achievement of this goal, together with the exposure to climatic conditions, stress and the natural flow of time.
To learn more about the effects of UV rays, we recommend that you read SKIN: WHAT ARE UV RAYS AND HOW TO PROTECT OURSELVES.
It is therefore important to rethink our daily habits, paying particular attention to the care of our body in its entirety. In this context, food can be an important ally.
FOOD FOR SKIN HEALTH
A correct, varied and balanced diet can help us fight free radicals, which are responsible for the damage – i.e. oxidative stress – of the main constituents of the skin: collagen and elastin.
here are some foods – rich in vitamins C, A and E – that can hinder the damage process.
In our magazine, you can also read an in-depth article about vitamin C at the link DOES VITAMIN C PROTECT THE SKIN? (palazzofiuggi.com).
Here are some of them:
kiwi, strawberries, citrus fruits, yellow and red peppers and green leafy vegetables such as asparagus, broccoli, basil, spinach; these are rich in vitamin C and perform as powerful antioxidants. Given the composition of vitamin C, which is easily perishable, it is preferable to eat these foods raw or drink them through juices.
yellow-orange and green leafy vegetables, such as broccoli, spinach, peppers and oranges already mentioned above, together with carrots, squash and apricots; these contain beta-carotene which, together with vitamin A (present in milk and eggs), is essential for improving the elasticity and hydration of the skin.
extra virgin olive oil; not only it is an essential ingredient in the Italian cuisine, but it also supplies vitamin E and monounsaturated, which help the well-being of the skin and counteract skin aging. In addition, extra virgin olive oil also prevents chapping and redness by carrying out an emollient action. The countless beneficial properties of this type of oil were already widely known in ancient times.
Many other foods can be our allies against skin aging. If you are interested, we suggest reading also PURPLE FOODS: THE SECRET TO YOUNGER LOOKING SKIN (palazzofiuggi.com).
FOOD FOR SKIN HYDRATION
In addition to the vitamins and micronutrients contained in the foods mentioned above, it is important to consider the role of water in hydrating the skin: in fact, every living being is made largely of water.
More precisely, we even speak of 70% of water in human beings. This is why it is essential to take at least 2 litres of it daily in order to allow our cells to carry out their normal activities, which are:
promoting diuresis and sweating, together with the elimination of toxins and metabolic residues.
In conclusion, changing our lifestyles can improve not only the appearance of our skin, but also promote our longevity and improve our health conditions. At Palazzo Fiuggi, you can create the most appropriate path meeting your needs and achieving the well-being of your mind and body.
To learn more about the benefits that water has on our skin, you should also read SKIN CARE: THE BENEFITS OF WATER (palazzofiuggi.com)