Let’s face it- we are all looking for the magic bullet when it comes to skin care. Who wouldn’t want to find the magic ingredient that we could slap on our skin that would get rid of all of our wrinkles, blemishes and age spots? And the media keeps hyping new “wonder products” all of the time: Green tea! Alpha hydroxy acids! Collagen injections! But with each new promise of a miracle cure inevitably comes disappointment. Do you want to know the real secret to great skin? The secret is on the inside.
Your Skin is Alive!
Think about it: our skin is an organ. In fact, our skin is the largest organ we have, and it is literally living and breathing. Did you know that if your body was wrapped in plastic or painted over in paint that eventually you’d suffocate? That’s because your skin not only protects you from the elements, it is actually absorbing oxygen and chemicals from the atmosphere. And another important fact to remember is that the skin on the outside that we touch and feel is actually already dead. So why do we keep thinking that just slapping on a cream or lotion will get rid of wrinkles? It’s really too late at this point. You need to help your skin on the inside- literally in your body where the live skin cells are produced and are working their way out. Clearly no topical solution is going to work here. So what can help? Your food!
The Foods You Eat Can Feed Your Skin
The absolute best thing that you can do for your skin is to feed it from the inside. Eat lots of fruits and vegetables and whole natural foods. Foods high in vitamin D are also great for your skin, so eat lots of fish including salmon, anchovies and sardines. Even industry experts like makeup mogul Bobbi Brown agree that eating right is the single best thing you can do for your skin. So should you throw away all of your lotions and potions? Definitely not. You can still help your skin by putting the right things on it to supply fatty acids and moisture to the outer layer of the epidermis, but just make sure that you’re putting the right things in your body to help make your skin grow healthy and strong.