September 21, 2021 2 min read

How eating a balanced diet can promote healthy skin!

Do you ask yourself, “how do I get naturally glowing skin?” Well, the truth is Rose Bud, glowing skin begins from the inside out. Let’s be real, you can use the most expensive (or inexpensive) cleansers, most pH balanced toners and most luxuriously hydrating moisturizers. But if your diet mainly consists of processed sugars, weekend alcohol binges & not enough water in-take the truth of the matter is you’re NEVER going to have the natural luminous glow you desire. Sorry to tell you that hard truth. 

So if you’re dealing with consistent skin issues, taking a deeper dive into what foods you can consume to promote healthier skin is something you might want to consider. In this short article, we’re going to highlight the role diet plays in skin health and give you three foods that can promote your skin wellness.

The foods we eat can trigger certain responses from our immune system that can manifest in a number of ways. One way is through our largest bodily organ, our skin. When we do not intake foods high in fatty acids, healthy fats, vitamin C & E, and antioxidants, it can lead to impurities in our bloodstream, gut and cells. This can show up as acne, rashes & breakouts, dry skin conditions like eczema & psoriasis.

A solid skincare routine that uses natural ingredients, regular exercise to detoxify the body, paired with a balanced diet high in fatty acids, antioxidants, vitamins A, B, C, and E, healthy and glowing skin is much more achievable. Here’s our top three foods to add to your diet for healthier skin:

  1. Avocados- We all love us a good guacamole! But yes, avocados are super nutritious being high in healthy fats, a good source of vitamin E, which is an important antioxidant that helps protect your skin from oxidative damage.
  2. Sweet potato- This popular starch functions as provitamin A, which means it can be converted into vitamin A in our body. Beta carotene is also found in oranges and vegetables such as carrots, spinach, and sweet potatoes. Beta carotene is a antioxidant micronutrient that can increase the skin’s health & maintain skin health and appearance.
  3. Walnuts - Nuts & seeds in general are overlooked little gems! They are a good source of essential fatty acids, which are fats that our bodies cannot make itself. Walnuts however, are richer than most other nuts in both omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids.  Walnuts also contain other nutrients that your skin needs to function properly and stay healthy like zinc!One ounce (28 grams) of walnuts contains 8% of the DV for zinc. Zinc is essential for your skin to function properly as a barrier.

Although the list of skin loving foods is much longer, I hope these three get you started on a journey to more optimal overall health, including your skin!