The secrets to a beautiful, clear complexion are sometimes hiding in plain sight—and some are closer to home than you might think: Right in your kitchen. What you eat (and don’t eat) can be telegraphed all over your face. Here’s how to take advantage of the skin-saving powers of a healthy diet.
Eat this: Antioxidants
How they help your skin: Foods and spices rich in antioxidants, like artichokes, avocados, and turmeric (extracts of which can be found in the SeeMe Complex™ in all SeeMe products) have been shown to help revive dry skin, reverse skin damage caused by free radicals, and reduce the appearance of fine lines.
Not that: Sugar-filled treats
How they damage your skin: When sugar gets broken down in our bodies, it causes our insulin levels to spike (hello, sugar high!). This, in turn, triggers inflammation throughout the body, which can exacerbate skin conditions like acne, eczema, and rosacea. Sugar also plays a big role in the breakdown of collagen, which keeps skin looking supple.
Eat this: B3-rich foods
How they help your skin: Vitamin B3 (also called niacinamide, another go-to ingredient in the SeeMe Complex™) can be found in foods like salmon, brown rice, and chicken breast. Niacinamide puts the B in beauty thanks to the vitamin’s ability to help improve your skin’s overall texture and tone by minimizing pores and age spots.
Not that: Salty foods
How they damage your skin: Your body needs salt to function, but when you overdo it, it’s bad news for your face. A recent study found that high-salt diets can trigger inflammation that may increase the risk of breakouts and eczema.
Oh, and drink this: Water
How it helps your skin: Because skin cells are mostly made up of H2O, staying hydrated can help you avoid a dry, dull complexion. So drink up for the glow!