We eat to feel good. We eat to look good. We eat healthy foods and maintain clean diets to keep our energy levels high and power through the everyday rollercoaster of life. And when we don’t, which happens from time to time because we’re human – our bodies certainly feel it.

And our faces reflect it.

For years, people have placed such a huge emphasis on what they eat and drink in terms of how their body will look or feel, yet so many of us overlook the incredibly deep connection between food and skincare. And with all we know about the benefits of eating organic food, sticking to a health-conscious eating routine – wouldn’t it make sense that all of the health benefits of vitamin-rich fruits, vegetables, and herbs would apply to our faces as well?

At Precision Skin Institute, a full-service medical, cosmetic, and surgical dermatology center in South Florida, we definitely have all the tools to help you care for your skin. Whether you’re looking for a professional dermatologist to help you care for your skin or want to freshen things up a little with a top-of-the-line skincare treatment, Precision has you covered.

And what if, on the days in between, you want to remain committed to keeping that dewy, youthful glow you achieve on your visits to Precision Skin Institute? The answer is simple:

Start eating your way to great skin!

We’ve all heard of superfoods, and with each passing day, these super skin savers are becoming more readily available in our local grocery stores and food markets.

Here are Precision Skin Institute’s top picks for beauty-promoting and skin-saving snacks:

Green Tea

According to this Women’s Health Magazine article published last year, drinking green tea may actually help reduce your risk of skin cancer. How? The catechins (antioxidants that may prevent cell damage) in green tea can decrease inflammation associated with aging, as well as protect against sunburns and potentially long-term UV damage.

Kefir

Take a little gander through google on the benefits of Kefir, a chock-full-of-probiotics yogurt-like delight, and you’re likely to come across it’s powerful benefits. So how exactly does this bacteria make you more beautiful? “Probiotics aid in digestion of food and absorption of nutrients and minerals, which contribute to glowing and beautiful skin by permitting the body to assimilate skin friendly nutrients and fats. Probiotics strengthen our immune system by protecting against infectious and inflammatory disease. They contribute to our overall wellness, including skin health.” – www.healthygutbugs.com 2015

Coconut

Coconut water burst onto the scene as a superstar in the beverage department because of its abundance of medium-chain triglycerides, also known as MCTs, which can be used as a quick source of energy and seem to support heart and brain health. So what can coconut do for your skin health? Turn to the oilier side of things and you’re looking at a great way to moisturize, soothe irritated skin, shave, AND protect against bacteria and fungi.

Aloe Vera

A winner in the skin department, the jelly within the aloe vera plant is capable of helping the human body in so many ways. When it comes to the skin, topical use of the slimy, aqueous gel, which is contained inside the spiky leaves, is known to heal burns, surface wounds, acne, rashes, inflammation and many other skin issues. It makes an ideal everyday hydrating treatment for all skin types, according to an article in mindbodygreen published recently.

Papaya

Tropical, sweet, and packed with vitamins and minerals, you may have seen skincare products promoting papaya on store shelves for quite some time now! Why? Because of the enzyme papain, which, when applied to the skin, helps to soften dead skin cells and exfoliate the skin.

Also, papaya helps when you’re feeling itchy or flushed, simply by applying the mashed pulp to the affected area. Simple as pie, er, papaya!

At Precision Skin Institute, we are committed to helping you look and feel your best, in any way possible. Visit us today for your annual skin check, a refreshing chemical peel or facial, and to check out our wide-range of injectable fillers.

Precision Skin Institute, where healthy skin means a healthy you.