Food Tips That Address Specific Skincare Concerns [attachment=82] WHAT TO EAT WHAT TO AVOID BREAKOUTS Bright red and orange vegatables and fruits have beta carotene which your whole body converts to oil reducing Vitamin A. Green leafy vegetables contain vitamin B6 which minimizes swelling, so pimples are reduced. Iodine rich salt, shrimp and seaweed stimulate oil glands, inducing irritation of pores. WRINKLES Fruits abundant in color( like berries) have Vitamin "C" that assist to promote anti-aging, skin firming collagen and anti-oxidants. Orange seafood like salmon and lobster contain Astaxanthin, another potent anti-oxidant stronger than vitamin "C" and "E". Excess sugar! We must balance sugar intake because a lot of sugar could affect the skin, binding to collagen and elastin fibers, breaking down elasticity, leading to sagging skin DRY SKIN Drink a lot of water and eats foods with good fats (which can help to keep cell walls strong and prevent water loss) like avocado and extra virgin olive oil as well as citrus and kiwi( the potassium they contain regulates your bodys water levels). Cabbage has sulfur that can assist to prevent dry, irritated skin. Drinks like coffee and black tea dehydrate your internal tissues and skin. Most fried foods contain trans fats and hydrogenated oils which may often deplete amounts of good fats and may lead to dermititis. ROSACEA A characteristic of inflammation within the body, chronic rosacea often controlled by topical medication can also be managed when you eat calming foods for example fish, cucumbers and licorice. Turmeric seasoning, which gives curried dishes their marigold hue, is high in curcumin, a robust anti-oxidant and anti- inflammatory. Hot foods (in temperature and spiciness) alcohol and caffeine make veins swell so skin appears more red. Niacin rich peanuts can also increase flushing.