How your diet affects your skin
Thus, a diet that promotes good general health can have a positive
influence on your skin's appearance. Vitamins C, E, and A, along with
iron, are particularly important in maintaining healthy skin.
deficiencies of certain vitamins and minerals can lead to skin
disorders. Minor deficiencies may compromise your skin's ability to
heal. Likewise, a diet void of fat can eventually show up as dry skin,
though this is relatively rare in America. Drinking plenty of water is
said to help the skin by keeping it hydrated.
Some studies have found
that the nutrient iodine can increase the tendency to break out,
because it boosts the production of oil in the sebaceous
(suh-BAY-shuhs) glands. You can reduce iodine intake by using table
salt that's non-iodized and limiting the amount of beef and shellfish
you eat. However, realize that your body does need some iodine to
prevent serious health problems. Other skin tips include avoiding crash
diets and excess alcohol, which can break down collagen or lead to
broken blood vessels in the face, respectively.