From nutritionist Mikaela Reuben
There are many factors at play when it comes to the health of the skin: pollution, stress, cleanliness, genetics, hormones, digestion, inflammation and sleep, just to name a few. And then there is diet. Diet is one of the major players because it makes up the building blocks of the body and provides the essential nutrients for regeneration. If the diet is subpar, one of the first places it can show is on the skin, as skin health often acts as an indicator to what is going on internally. Being the largest organ of the body, the skin not only reflects internal status, but is also the first line of defense and is involved with a major exchange of toxins between the internal and external environment. This is why it is important to eat a healthy balanced diet, pay attention to which products you are putting on your skin, and also include some extra special ingredients which are packed full of skin healing and strengthening properties! Above are some of the top foods for clear, soft and healthy skin! Happy Eating.