There’s no doubt about it, your skin takes a beating due to the weather. Whether it be extreme heat, cold, wind or sun our skin does a round the clock job of juggling the elements while trying to still look presentable.
There are tangible steps you can take to protect your skin on the outside like sunscreen, covering up with protective clothing or hats or wearing the appropriate gear like hats, scarves and gloves when necessary.
But what can you do to nourish and protect your skin from the inside?
Avocado is a highly nutritious food. It’s full of essential oils and B-complex vitamins. This is a food that works as an anti-inflammatory and is great at reducing red blotches on the skin. This is a a food that can be applied directly to the skin and eaten for nutritious benefits.
Mangoes contain 80% of our daily vitamin A requirement. Vitamin A repairs skin cells and fight free radicals which can age skin prematurely.
Almonds contain 150% of our vitamin E requirement. Vitamin E works as a moisturizer and can help fight noticeable aging in the skin.
Cottage Cheese contains a great deal of calcium so you may think that the obvious benefit would be from the calcium for your skin and bones but in addition to calcium, cottage cheese contains selenium. Selenium, when combined with vitamin E, works as an antioxidant protecting against free radicals in addition to protecting against cancer and dandruff.
A Baked Potato contains about 75% of our daily requirement of copper. Copper, when combined with zinc and vitamin C produce elastin fibers that help the skin maintain its structure.
There are loads of food options at your local grocery store. Talk with your chiropractor. Chiropractors not only focus on your physical body on the outside but also intensely focus on your nutrition for good health on the inside. The choices you make at meal time will reflect in your skin all day long.