Former model-turned-chef, health journalist and four-time best-selling author Candice Kumai breaks down what small diet changes here and there might have positive effects on your skin whoas. Scroll below for her tips for all skin types, courtesy of E! News.
Normal skin: “Drink eight-10 glasses of water daily; hydration is key in maintaining a gorgeous complexion.” She also adds that snacking on raw, unsalted almonds and drinking green juices that are low in sugar, will give you a vitamin E boost, reduce inflammationand may help to keep your skin healthy, glowing, and vibrant!
Dry skin: Foods full of omega-3 fatty acids are a great choice for you. Foods like delicious wild salmon, olive oil, flax seed meal, chia seeds, avocados and even fish oil supplements are fabulous for that gorgeous face! Remember to also use a high-quality moisturizer, wash with lukewarm water and gently exfoliate as needed. I love using a natural mask using mashed avocado and Greek yogurt when I need some serious hydration!
Oily skin: Be super gentle to your skin. Try to avoid irritating oily skin by using natural, gentle products. Eating plenty of leafy greens and green juicing may help to reduce inflammation in your body and keep breakouts and skin flare-ups to a minimum. Try a gentle and safe cleanser that avoids harsh chemicals in its ingredients. Also, try limiting the use of heavy makeup and sunscreen.
To calm redness: Try eating a diet low in starch and gluten. Some studies suggest that rosacea and redness in the skin can be caused by diet. Cutting an excess amount of sugar, alcohol and caffeine from your diet can also help to significantly reduce redness. A diet full of leafy greens, fresh veggies and anti-inflammatory foods like cinnamon, curry powder and turmeric are also beneficial in helping to calm redness.