Effect of diet and exercise on the skin | Australian Skin Life

Having a healthy diet and getting regular physical exercise is not only important for your skin but also, it will impact your overall health and wellbeing because as we all know that it will reduce the risk of things like heart diseases, diabetes, and many other health-related issues. It will help you to maintain a healthy weight, boost your mood, promotes good sleep, rejuvenates skin, eliminates body toxins, etc.

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People who have dry skin should eat more foods like avocados, nuts, seeds, fish, and oils (healthy oils) because those foods are rich in essential fatty acids, which are natural ways to boost your skin’s moisture.

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Protein also very essential for build and repair body parts such as muscles, bones, blood, cartilage, etc. and protein is very rich in foods like eggs, poultry, fish, red meats, beans, etc. It will carry oxygen to your body. It will strengthen and rejuvenate your skin. Including extra protein in your diet will increase the amount of collagen in your body in that way, it will make your skin healthy, firm, elasticity, and glowing.

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These following foods like white bread, white rice, white pasta, etc. contain little or no nutritional value so, this will lead to weight gain and other health problems as well. We recommend you always try diets that are low in carbohydrates and also try to cut beverages like tea and coffee because these will lead to weight gain and you may experience problems like tooth decay (cavities).

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What does sugar do to our skin?

  • Skin will lose or reduces elasticity and collagen production
  • Reduces antioxidants
  • Causes a yellowing of the skin and then it may end up with the Jaundice
  • It will impacts so much on the texture of the skin
  • It will lead to free radical damage
  • You will get dull skin, wrinkles, and premature aging

To overcome or to get rid of all the above problems cutting out refined sugars in your diet is much more important.

Maximum recommended sugar intake

  1. Children: 18 grams per day
  2. Women: 25 grams per day
  3. Men:  36grams per day

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What are the foods to fight with free radicals damage?

Green/ white tea

These contain antioxidants, anti-inflammatory properties, polyphenols, which will slow down premature aging and also it will rejuvenate the skin.

Polyphenols will slow down some of the signs of aging, are rich in antioxidants, and work as a natural anti-inflammatory.

Benefits of Green/ white tea

  • Protects Your teeth from bacteria
  • Protect against Osteoporosis
  • Helps to combat skin aging
  • Reduces the risk of heart disease
  • Helps to lose weight
  • Reduces the chronic inflammation
  • Protects against the damage from free radicals
  • Natural anti-inflammatory properties

what to eat for healthy skin

Watermelon and Tomato

These are full of powerful antioxidants, vitamin C, lycopene, and other vitamins.

Benefits of Watermelon and Tomato:

  • Moisturizes skin
  • Stimulate collagen production
  • Helps to remove dead skin cells
  • Contain anti-aging properties
  • Fights with cellular damage
  • Protects against skin cancer
  • Reduces risk of sunburns
  • Reduces skin inflammation
  • Helps to get rid of excess pigmentation
  • Brightens the skin
  • Improve the skin’s elasticity

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Dark chocolate (at least 70% cocoa) 

It contains antioxidants, flavanols, magnesium, iron, zinc, calcium, copper, and is also rich in vitamins A, B1, C, D, and E.

Benefits of Dark Chocolate:

  • Reduces pigmentations and dark spots on the skin
  • Moisturizes skin
  • Boots circulation
  • Stimages collagen content
  • Keeps healthy and glowing skin
  • Source of powerful antioxidants
  • Protects the skin from the sun
  • Reduces the appearance of  wrinkles, crinkles, crows feet, and fine lines

Dark chocolate (at least 70% cocoa) benefits

Green Leafs (Broccoli, spinach, kale, etc.)

Spinach contains rich nutrients, minerals like potassium and magnesium, carotenoids, vitamin C, K, A and B12, folic acid, iron, and calcium.

Broccoli contains vitamin K, vitamin C, folic acid (folate), potassium, and fiber.

Kale contains fiber, antioxidants, calcium, vitamins C, lutein, iron, rich nutrients and it is one of the best sources of Vitamin K.

Benefits of broccoli, spinach, and kale:

  • Protects the body from damaging free radicals
  • Contains powerful antioxidant
  • Stimulates collagen production
  • Helps to heal cuts and wounds
  • Maintaining bone health
  • Boosts blood circulation
  • Removes toxins from the body
  • Protects skin from the sun rays
  • Rejuvenates the skin
  • Maintains healthy and glowing skin

Benefits of broccoli, spinach, and kale

How does exercise help your skin?

  • Helps in anti-aging
  • Exercise tones the skin
  • Helps to nourish skin cells
  • Reduces free radical damage and cellulite
  • Helps stimulate the production of collagen
  • Workouts will help to detoxify the skin
  • Helps to get rid of breakouts
  • Reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines
  • Improves blood circulation and oxygenation to the skin

How does exercise help your skin?