4 Nutritional Tips For Better Skin Clarity

Posted on January 11, 2017 by Cynthia M. Poulos, M.D.

Maintaining clear skin takes a lot of effort and there are a lot of things that can be done. What we eat has a huge affect on our bodies. The clarity of our skins complexion is massively affected by what we eat as well. If you want to have clear skin then you will need to know what to eat and what not to eat.

Here are a few nutritional tips that can help you maintain a more clear skin complexion:

Cut back on sodium: You might want to consider cutting back on your sodium intake as it can cause your skin to get puffy and irritated. Diet soda actually contains a lot of sodium (approximately 25 to 50 mg per can).

Lay off the sweets: When sugar breaks down it is called glycation and it can damage the collagen in your skin. Collagen helps maintain your skins smoothness and elasticity. Stick to a diet that is low in sugar as it can help maintain your skins youthfulness.

Tea time: Start drinking green and black tea as it can help to protect your skin. Studies suggest that both green and black teas provide compounds that can help prevent different forms of skin cancer and the breakdown of collagen—the cause of wrinkles.