What can I eat to improve my complexion?

You are what you eat - for better for worse, it's true. We’ve all heard the saying, “You are what you eat,” well that goes for your skin too. Your diet does indeed affect your complexion, so knowing the good and the bad can help prevent the ugly! Keep your skin looking beautiful by eating plenty of fruits and veggies rich in antioxidants for protection from the elements, as well as essential vitamins that can boost collagen and smooth your skin tone. Some good choices include: blueberries, mangos, tomatoes, red peppers, and leafy greens like kale. Also opt for foods with “good fat” like nuts, salmon, and avocados. Drinking plenty of water helps dry skin by locking in moisture. Honey and oatmeal help with that, too. In addition, eggs contain vitamins that encourage skin repair, helping dull skin look glowing again. Finally, stay away from sugary options, and limit dairy and fatty foods, as well as carbs and alcohol.

Of course if changing your diet is not enough to give you the complexion of your dreams, talk to Dr. Lisa J. Learn about procedures like chemical peels, laser resurfacing, facials, and more. You can set up a consultation by calling our Fort Lauderdale, FL office at (954) 380-8411. In the meantime… bon appetite!