Seafood & Your Skin
Normally, when researching on how to improve our skin, we turn to skin care products, but what about the food in your diet? In honor of National Seafood Month, AlluraDerm MD Med Spa is cooking up a list of reasons why you should start including fish into your diet.
By including seafood into your nutritional regimen, not only does fish have whole body benefits, but it also includes healthy connections to your skin and overall complexion.
The School of Fish and Your Skin
Jam-packed with nourishing benefits, seafood is known to have healthier impacts on your body than any other food, providing the radiant look you’ve been searching for.
- Fatty fish like salmon and tuna consist of Omega-3 fatty acids, which are known to improve the function of the cell membrane, giving your skin cells the chance to lock in water and creating softer, suppler look for your skin. In addition to keeping the skin supple, Omega-3s are thought to reduce acne.
- Shrimp and shellfish have unusually high amount of anti-oxidants. The antioxidant selenium that makes up shrimp and shellfish is hard to find in other foods, and beneficial in several ways. Selenium is essential to the body’s immune system. Partnering up with vitamin E, C and B3, scientists believe selenium in the diet protects against skin cancer by improving the DNA repair and inflammation.
- Seaweed like nori (usually eaten with sushi) is rich in antioxidants. Known as a rejuvenator of the skin, seaweed is believed to contain the right amount of anti-oxidants to repair damage to the skin and protect skin cells from the outside elements like UV rays. Aside from protection, the anti-oxidants in seaweed are also believed to be anti-inflammatory for the skin. Due to the high amount of anti-oxidants, women commonly enjoy using seafood masques on their faces.
So, why not make October worth your while, take a chance with including seafood in your diet! Make a delicious meal with salmon or try a shrimp cocktail for lunch. Either way, seafood has such a deep connection to the health of your skin and body, why not try it out?