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The right diet for skin imperfections

Die richtige Ernährung bei Hautunreinheiten

What you should eat and what you shouldn't eat

A radiant complexion starts not only with good skin care, but also with the right diet. What you eat can have a significant impact on the appearance of your skin, especially if you are prone to blemishes. Here's what foods you should incorporate into your diet and which ones are better to avoid to keep your skin glowing.

Foods that are good for the skin

  1. Fruits and vegetables: Rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, fruits and vegetables help to regenerate and protect the skin. Berries, peppers, carrots, spinach and broccoli are particularly good. These foods provide vitamins A, C and E, which have anti-inflammatory effects and promote skin health.
  2. Nuts and seeds: Almonds, walnuts, chia seeds and flax seeds are rich in omega-3 fatty acids and zinc, which reduce inflammation and strengthen the skin barrier. They are also an excellent source of vitamin E, which protects the skin from free radicals.
  3. Fatty fish: Salmon, mackerel and sardines contain omega-3 fatty acids, which have an anti-inflammatory effect and moisturize the skin. These fatty acids also help improve skin texture and reduce redness.
  4. Whole grains: Oats, quinoa, and brown rice are rich in fiber, which stabilizes blood sugar levels and regulates the production of insulin and androgens that can contribute to acne.
  5. Green Tea: Green tea is packed with antioxidants, especially catechins, which help reduce inflammation and protect the skin from damage caused by free radicals. Regular consumption can improve skin complexion and reduce redness.

Foods you should avoid

  1. Sugary foods: Candy, sodas, and other foods high in sugar can cause blood sugar levels to rise quickly, leading to increased production of insulin. High insulin levels can promote inflammation and increase sebum production, leading to blemishes.
  2. Dairy: Some studies suggest that milk and dairy products such as cheese and yogurt can worsen acne. This could be due to the hormones it contains, which promote sebum production and thus the development of skin blemishes.
  3. Fried and greasy foods: French fries, chips, and other fried foods often contain trans fats that promote inflammation in the body and can negatively affect skin health. They can clog pores and lead to acne.
  4. White flour products: White bread, pasta, and other highly processed carbohydrates can cause a rapid increase in blood sugar levels, which also stimulates sebum production and promotes skin imperfections.
  5. Caffeinated Drinks: Coffee and some energy drinks contain high amounts of caffeine, which can increase stress hormone levels in the body. High levels of stress hormones can lead to overproduction of sebum, making acne worse.

A healthy, balanced diet is an important building block for clear and radiant skin. By incorporating nutrient-rich foods into your daily diet and potentially avoiding skin-impure foods, you can sustainably improve your skin complexion. Remember that every body reacts differently, and it is important to pay attention to the individual needs of your skin. In combination with a good skincare routine, you can positively influence your skin complexion in the long term.