When it comes to youth and beauty, what’s on the inside is just as important as what’s on the outside!.
New research shows that certain foods and beverages can literally improve your skin from within. You now have a way to slather, supplement, and snack your way to glowing, youthful skin.
First consider what people like to call super fruits. Look into pomegranate, acai, and goji berries. These are packed with antioxidants that blast free radicals, a major cause of wrinkles and other signs of aging.
Of the choices, pomegranates have the most science behind them. Consuming its juice, extract, and oil effectively helps reverse skin aging caused by the sun’s ultraviolet rays. But a lack of lab work doesn’t necessarily mean that acai and goji berries are second-tier beauty tonics.
Well, keep in mind the old conundrum: just because there’s no science out there doesn’t mean it doesn’t work. Antioxidants have such beneficial effects and people have only scratched the surface when it comes to understanding them.
Just be careful not to eat or drink too much of a good thing in your quest for younger-looking skin. Super fruits, especially when dried, are packed with sugar. And sugar gloms onto proteins, which breaks down collagen and promotes loss of elasticity in the skin.
Add more pomegranate seeds to your salad or some acai juice to your water, and you ought to get the antioxidant effects. You can also slather these onto your skin.
Topical creams seem to have a benefit if you can get them to penetrate. But labels don’t tell you if the super fruit molecules are small enough to slip through the pores, or if the pH balance of the product is optimal for penetration. Still, the bottom line is these probably do something good for your skin.
As for probiotics, some doctors love it. These are beneficial bugs that live in our bodies and help fight off a myriad of diseases. They can’t seem to understand why some of their colleagues aren’t joining the gang.
Everyone accepts the fact that the bacteria living in our gut are extremely important to us.
So, there’s no need to resist the idea that perhaps bacteria living inside our skin is just as important.
Probiotics, in fact, have been shown to help your body build a better barrier for the skin and gut, which in turn, decreases the production of antibodies that cause inflammation.
In other words, these are great for acne or other inflammatory skin conditions such as eczema. They can be taken as supplements in foods such as yogurt.
The question now is, are they just as effective in beauty products? While there is no solid proof just yet, you still might consider using topical steps in assisting the culture of healthy bacteria we know exists on the surface of healthy skin.
When ingesting and somehow, milk allergies are preventing you from getting your daily dose of probiotics, try vegan juice that doesn’t contain dairy, wheat, or soy.
While most of the findings are still currently being researched, you need not fear its adverse side effects. These come from Mother Nature and ought to be safe.