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Why diet is the most important part of skin care

Skin still blotchy, dull and breaking out? We know how frustrating that can be, especially when you’re doing everything recommended by your dermatology provider or skincare specialist. So, what gives? Why is your skin still not cooperating?

Maintaining beautiful, healthy skin requires more than using the proper cleansers and beauty products. As healthy skin cannot exist without a healthy body, eating a well-balanced diet is essential for good skin as well.

What do you need to eat to maintain a healthy glow? Here are some great, healthy foods to add to your diet:


Salmon is packed with Omega 3 essential fatty acids that help reduce inflammation in the skin and body. Eating salmon, or taking a daily Omega 3 supplement under the supervision of your medical provider, will help improve the appearance of your skin while also improving your overall health.


Carrots are rich in Vitamin A, which helps protect the skin against dryness. It’s also packed with antioxidants that protect the skin against free radical damage. Carrots are also high in fiber, thiamine and potassium, which are all essential nutrients the body needs to feel healthy.


Avocados are an excellent source Biotin, a water-soluble vitamin that helps protect against dry skin. Avocados also help the body to better absorb other nutrients while providing the added benefit of targeting and eliminating belly fat!


Roughly 25 percent of the skin is protein. Eggs are high in protein, which helps repair damaged skin cells. If you’re on a low fat or low cholesterol diet, removing the yolks and consuming only the whites will still do the trick.

Avoiding foods high in saturated fat and sugar will also help as some studies suggest that these can lead to premature aging.

So, if you’re using all the right skincare products and seeing your provider for all the right cosmetic treatments and still aren’t seeing the results you hoped for, consider your diet as a culprit for your bad skin. Your body, and your skin, will thank you for it.


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6 Responses to “Why diet is the most important part of skin care”
  1. Skincare is necessary just for anyone out there. I really love to look good and so I try to engage in the right skincare for myself. I was actually some research for skincare tips for myself and others I also work on. Thanks for the relevant information that you have here. I really do love all the ideas that you have stated here. I really do hope to get more from you!

  2. Zoe Campos says:

    It’s good to know that eating a lot of carrots can provide loads of Vitamin A for my body and protect my skin from getting too dry. I’ve been struggling with dry skin since I was a kid and I never go out in the sun without any kind of protections in fear that rashes or any unwanted lines will appear. Aside from consuming food that is included in this article, it might be a good idea to invest in some Korean skincare cosmetics and see if they will work well with my skin.

  3. Zoe Campos says:

    Thank you for suggesting that I should include salmon as a daily part of my diet to improve the overall appearance of my skin. I’ve noticed that I’m experiencing acne breakouts even if I’m not tired or on my period so I’m not sure what is the reason behind these pimples. It might also be a good idea to invest in a good purifying cleanser to ensure that dirt will not clog my pores at night.

  4. Yogi Pogi says:

    Very insightful thoughts, i think Skin care is one of the important part of skin hygine and every one should follow it, it brings a strong confidence and glow to the body and skin aswell

  5. Relevant Information
    For a healthy diet, also prefer most fibrous food quinoa, blueberries, etc.

  6. Daisy Shah says:

    Very good write-up. I certainly love this website. Thanks!