Beauty Tip: Eating for your Skin

By on March 21, 2014

I eat relatively clean with the exception of some slip-ups here and there. You need to live a little, right! I eat well because I want my body to be in its best possible state for as long as possible. My eating habits have always stemmed from a fitness perspective: You eat well, work out, and keep healthy so you look like a boss. That was my theory. But I never really thought about eating for my skin.

I’ve always connected great skin with drinking lots of water. My skin gets dehydrated super easily so I’m constantly drinking water – from cold water to hot water with lemon. I always try to stay hydrated. But what we forget is that your diet plays a huge role in the condition of your skin as well. Think: you are what you eat. Set aside fitness goals momentarily and think about how your diet in contributing to the condition of your skin. Which foods can you incorporate into your diet that will improve the condition of your skin?


My first suggestion is to see a dermatologist for severe skin conditions. Or if you have milder conditions like dehydration, or oily skin go to an esthetician and get their diagnosis on your skin. Keep in mind that an esthetician is not clinical so you’re not going to get a clinical diagnosis. And ensure that they are experienced and knowledgeable in their field.

Next do your research. You don’t have to see a specialist to figure out what foods you should be eating to control your skin’s problems. We have so many sources at our finger tips that in a matter of seconds you can find a reputable online source that will help you find what you need. Blogs, and health magazines offer a lot of tips and advice on specific foods that will help to control skin problems like acne-prone skin, oily skin, dehydrated skin, etc. Start adding these foods into your everyday diet and you will likely notice a difference in your skin shortly after. Your skin does tend to act up when you switch your diet or start treating it so problems will usually occur within the first week before it balances out.


I think we panic a little when we see a problem with our face and are quick to resort to chemical treatments like peels, masks, and other treatments. And all of those are great – I use them as well. But we forget that treatment of skin problems can easily be prevented with natural resources like foods. If we start with our diet we can lessen the amount of visits to the spa, and use the budget for other things.

Give it a try; let me know if you notice a difference!

About Caitlin Melvin

Caitlin is a fashionista and beauty lover who enjoys keeping up with the latest trends and products. She is passionate about social media and marketing and enjoys blogging in her spare time. On the weekends you will find her socializing with friends, dressed up and ready for a night on the town! Visit Caitlins' site and follow her on twitter @CaitlinAM

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