bookmark_borderFoods That Protect Your Skin From Pollutants

To get that perfect, healthy and glowing skin, you need to exhibit a healthy lifestyle and take care of yourself. One of the most overlooked factors in skin care that can affect the health of your skin is pollution. Whether it’s dirt, dust, smog or other more harmful chemicals and particles in the air are great threats to healthy skin. Here are a few food and ingredients that you can consume to help protect your skin from pollutants.

  • Foods with antioxidants help to block free-radical activity in your body. Antioxidants can prevent or slow oxidative damage to the body.  Including antioxidant-rich foods in our diet can help, so fill up on the following: blueberries, kidney beans, squash, leafy greens, cranberries, artichokes, pecans and more. Eating a diet rich in antioxidants can help against the damaging effects of pollution.
  • Many skincare products contain antioxidant ingredients, such as vitamins A, C, and E, provide various benefits. Foods to consume with a high vitamin A makeup include sweet potatoes, carrots, kale, and cantaloupe. Foods with a large amount of vitamin C are bell peppers, broccoli, strawberries, brussel sprouts and more. Finally, foods with enough vitamin E for your daily intake include tofu, spinach, almonds, avocados, shrimp and more.
  • Water. Drink plenty of water and consume foods (such as fruits and vegetables) with a high-water content.