Are You Eating for Skin Health?

COSMETIC DERMATOLOGY Plano and Frisco TX“Good skin” means pretty much the same thing to everyone: even skin tone, minimal wrinkles, and little to no acne. Whether you’re worried about one skin issue or all of them, it’s likely that you’ve heard a lot of different opinions about what skin needs. Some beauty gurus swear by the exfoliating powers of weekly BHA or AHA peels, while others focus more on wearing sunscreen to protect delicate skin from the ravaging effects of the sun.

Either way, we know that our bodies need certain vitamins and nutrients to keep it working optimally. Our skin benefits from careful eating, too. Keep reading to learn about some amazing foods (and drinks) for your skin.

Antioxidant-Rich Foods

Eating foods that protect and prevent damage from free radicals can also help prevent skin cancer and help your skin remove toxins. Eating more tomatoes, sweet potatoes, beans, beets, peppers, apricots, and berries can all help you keep those free radicals at bay.

Vitamin A-Rich Foods

Vitamin A helps repair damaged skin, so increasing your intake might help keep your skin more youthful. It has also been linked to regulated sebum production, and increased collagen production, which both contribute to youthful skin. Consider upping your intake of carrots, sweet potatoes, and broccoli.

Green Tea

Green tea has an amazing reputation when it comes to skin. It helps prevent inflammation, slow damage to DNA, and also provides your body with more antioxidant powers.

Fans of this drink recommend at least one cup a day to get the best results.


Being hydrated is key to having beautiful skin. Drinking enough water helps our skin cells stay hydrated and plump, which will make your skin look more youthful and radiant. Water also helps our body remove toxins, which means fewer toxins causing skin issues. Though some people swear by the 8×8 rule (drinking eight 8 oz. glasses of water each day), you can also try drinking half to all of your weight in water (substituting pounds for ounces). So, if you weigh 160 pounds, you could be drinking between 80 to 160 ounces of water every day.

If you’re looking for amazing skin care treatments to help boost your skin, give us a call today at (972) 608-0808 to schedule a consultation!

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