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What should one eat to achieve a radiant complexion?

To achieve a radiant complexion and a healthy glow on a daily basis, the action of daily applied cosmetic treatments should be complemented by a healthy and targeted diet. Let's focus on the foods to prioritise on your plate.

Dull complexion, how does it manifest and what are its causes?

A dull complexion is characterised by a lack of uniformity and brightness, a greyish colour and an irregular skin texture. This phenomenon is scientifically explained by an imbalance in cellular renewal and therefore the excess of dead cells that accumulate on the surface. The causes can be internal (lack of sleep, poor blood circulation, skin ageing process, hormonal upheaval) and external (stress, cold, pollution, smoking, poorly performed makeup removal/skin cleansing, excessive exposure to UV rays, excessive alcohol consumption...).

To brighten the complexion and combat a dull appearance, it is important to pay particular attention to one's diet!

The key to a radiant complexion: a diverse and colourful diet!

Various foods contain vitamins and nutrients that act on the epidermis to revive its radiance. Therefore, favour a diet rich in the following compounds:

  • Vitamin A: Recognised for stimulating cellular regeneration and slowing down skin ageing, and therefore the appearance and/or accentuation of wrinkles, this element is primarily found in fatty fish, liver, butter and milk (which should still be consumed in moderation);

  • The beta-carotene (or pro-vitamin A) : This element is converted into vitamin A within the body. It helps to stimulate the production of melanin evenly. Consuming it prepares the skin for tanning and gives a healthy glow. Many fruits and vegetables contain it (carrot, pumpkin, spinach, cabbage, broccoli, watercress, lettuce, apricot, melon, peach, mango, papaya, dandelion, red pepper, sweet potato...). It can also be found in eggs and butter, to be consumed in moderation ;

  • The vitamins C (or L-ascorbic acid) and E (or tocopherol) : These powerful antioxidants combat free radicals and also revive the skin's radiance. Vitamin E is found in fatty fish, the liver of lean fish (cod liver, monkfish), olive oil, walnut oil, avocados... Vitamin C, on the other hand, is mainly found in citrus fruits, kiwi, blackcurrant, cucumber but also parsley and cabbage. It should be noted, it is recommended to consume these foods raw, as vitamin C degrades when cooked and loses its activity.

  • The Vitamin B5 (or biotin): Known for its action against stress, it is also essential for cell renewal and therefore for the radiance of the skin. It can be found in significant quantities in mushrooms, liver, poultry offal, wheat germ, lentils and brewer's yeast.

  • The selenium : This trace element provides a complementary action to vitamin E to protect cells from oxidation caused by free radicals. It is present in whole grains, seeds, and nuts.

Note: Foods such as processed meats or those offered in fast food restaurants are not recommended. It is wise to limit the consumption of alcoholic beverages which contribute to the dilation of blood vessels.

Furthermore, it is important to remember that overall dehydration of the body promotes dry and wrinkled skin. Additionally, water eliminates toxins from the body and provides nutrients to cells. For a bright and fresh complexion, it is essential to remember to drink enough water throughout the day! The recommendation is 5 to 8 glasses of water per day.

Sources

  • LEFFELL M. D. Healthy nutrition and your skin (2000).

  • COLLINS R. Beautiful skin from the inside out. CDE South Denver Cardiology Association (2016).

  • GROTH L. 30 anti-aging foods for beautiful skin. Prevention (2018).

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