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The Health of Your Skin Depends of the Foods You Eat

The Health of Your Skin Depends of the Foods You Eat

The Health of Your Skin Depends of the Foods You Eat

The Health of Your Skin Depends of the Foods You Eat

The health of your skin and its ability to react to damage, stress, and the environment are dependent on your lifestyle and the food choices you make rather than what you slather on the exterior. We treat every part of our body as separate and distinct, purchasing various products for our face, hands, feet, and bodies. At present day, an increasing number of African-American women are realizing the importance and effectiveness of nutrition to achieve their desired skincare results. We’ve shared this holistic approach with you from day one.

What you need to realize is that all the individual organs of your body are all interrelated and tied together, with innumerable cells that are all dependent on you feeding them well enough so they can function at their best. It should not surprise you that the same steps you take for improving your heart health, controlling weight, and lowering your risk of developing diseases are the same steps you should take for healthy, soft and radiant skin.

Listed below are 5 foods that act as nutrition for your skin, and that you need to stock up to maintain a more healthy, glowing skin that is free of issues like acne and rashes.

The Health of Your Skin Depends on Your Foods


Carrots are brimmed with vitamin A from carotenoids. Vitamin A prevents the excess production of skin cells which can result in skin cancer and clogged pores. They help repair skin tissue and protect it against the sun's harmful rays. A small carrot supplies around 300% of your daily vitamin A intake, so consuming a single carrot on a daily basis could do a lot towards improving the health of your skin.


Eating tomatoes and any tomato-based items, such as tomato juice and sauce may help fade acne. Lycopene, the phytochemicals that brings the color red, may help lower an acne-promoting hormone. There is no set recommendation for how much lycopene should be consumed to combat rigid spots. However, it is recommended that you include tomatoes or tomato-based foods in your diet around 3 – 5 times a week.

Lycopene may also assist in protecting your skin against UV rays. The phytochemicals, along with other carotenoids present in reddish to orange-colored fruits and veggies can help enhance your skin’s antioxidant status. Antioxidants eliminate free radicals produced from excessive sun exposure, thus improving the quality of your skin.

Herbal Infused and Essential Oils

Essential and herbal infused oils are the new trend, and there's a good reason behind that. Essential oils have been around for thousands of years in different cultures for health and medicinal purposes. The uses of these essential oils range from aromatherapy, personal beauty, household cleaning, and natural medicine treatments.

One such example is clove oil, which has numerous health and skin benefits. The oil helps purify the blood.

Research suggests that the aromatic extracts can lessen toxicity in the blood and also fuel antioxidant activity in the entire body, thus strengthening immunity along with cleaning platelets. This then results in not only a healthier body but also a clarified skin that is free of pimples, acne, and rashes. Clove oil has antiseptic and antibacterial properties that sterilize acne prone skin and therefore combat bacteria responsible for causing acne.


Berries are incredibly healthy and very delicious, which make them a perfect snack all year round. Deeply colored berries like blackberries and cherries are loaded with antioxidants, which help your body fight blemishes and rejuvenate your skin. Plus, you can even make a strawberry/raspberry mask and apply it externally on your skin, for an instant hydrated and softer skin.

Whole Grain Bread and Pastas

Who says you have to compromise on taste to get a healthy skin? Selenium is a skin-friendly antioxidant which is present in whole grain bread and pastas and helps protect your skin from environmental damage and at the same time promotes general skin health. However, remember to keep your selenium intake in moderation since high doses of the mineral have been linked with health issues.

Vitamins B is also present in plentiful amounts in whole grains, which help cells in breaking down fats to rejuvenate and hydrate skin. The complex carbohydrates combined with fiber in whole grains are absorbed and digested slowly and do not create sugar spikes that can lead to acne. Processed and refined sugars do, and thus should be avoided. The trick with bread and pastas is to eat small portions.

Incorporate these foods into your daily routine as part of your natural black skin care regimen and you will see fast and noticeable results. That's it for this week. As always ...

Dedicated To Your Beauty,

Juliette Samuel


Nyraju Skin Care

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Moisturizers and ingredients that hydrate your skin will always be your best friend, for your face, body and hair. So look for products with nourishing and nurturing ingredients. Shea butter, cocoa butter, mango butter and jojoba oils are a few of the ingredients to keep on your list.

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We're listening to you and your suggestions, so keep an eye on the category pages and your emails for updates.

Until next time ...

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