When learning how to lighten skin naturally, many people do not know about or think of their diet as being important to this process.
It is true that you can achieve lighter, more vibrant, and younger looking skin just by the types of foods that you take in.
Allow me to explain a few things:
Staying hydrated with the right type of drinks is very beneficial. Being well hydrated allows your body to process and effectively distribute nutrients, while at the same time push out toxins and other wastes that are harmful to skin cell growth.
Drinking water regularly throughout each day instead of drinks that are high in sugar and caffeinated will ensure that you are properly hydrated. Adding lemon juice to your water is a great way to add Vitamin C to your water.
Drinking green tea daily is also excellent for your body and skin health, as it is loaded with antioxidants.
Eating plenty of fruits and vegetables will be sure to help you achieve a lighter skin tone. I have been especially intrigued by the amount of benefits that fruits and vegetables provide to your skin.
Fruits and vegetables are extremely rich in antioxidants, which fight against cell damage and harmful toxins.
Adding fresh berries, watermelon, oranges, carrots, broccoli, peppers etc..to your daily diet will ensure that you are receiving an adequate amount of Vitamins A & C. Vitamin A is well known for its ability to protect skin against potential threats such as the sun, and will actually assist in the prevention of age spots, which are caused by the sun.
Vitamin B is associated with lightening skin as well, primarily Niacinamide which is a byproduct of vitamin B. Vitamin B is found in a ton of all natural skin lightening products and other skin care products.
For a great source of Vitamin B, you should make sure that you are adding poultry, eggs, cereals, yogurt, grain breads, potatoes, bananas, whole grains, and beans to your diet.Taking in a healthy source of Vitamin B daily will help assist you with lightening your skin naturally, and speed up the process of seeing results.
Omega-2 essential fatty acids are also very important to the promotion of lighter skin. Omega-3 fatty acids perform anti-inflammatory duties, maintain fluidity of call membranes, and have been scientifically proven to fight against and nourish dry skin, as well as prevent excessive flaking.
Preventing dry, dull skin can be done by eating foods high in Omega-3 fatty acids such as salmon, shrimp, tuna, cod, scallops, walnuts, flax seed, cauliflower, cabbage, brussel sprouts, tofu, and soybeans. Incorporate some of these into your diet a few times a week and you will begin to notice healthier skin.
Buy unprocessed foods to ensure you are getting the proper amount of vitamins, enzymes, and nutrients out of your foods. It is also important to avoid at all costs overcooking your food, which will deplete the nutrients in it.
Also, be sure to limit the amount of caffeine and alcohol that you consume as they dehydrate your body.
And last but not least make sure you are exercising regularly, as this enables oxygen in your blood to reach the capillaries in your skin and promote nourishment.
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