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Eating meat is great for your skin!

December 1, 2012

Eating meat is one of the fundamentals of any well-rounded diet. It provides us with protein that helps us build muscles. Lean protein also produces the building blocks for collagen and elastin. These two elements help keep your skin taut and free of wrinkles, the combination of which keeps you looking young and vibrant! The type of lean protein found in turkey also has high levels of zinc and niacin, which help combat inflammatory acne. This way you’ll have youthful skin without the common blemishes of your youth.

Another great meat product to consume for skin care purposes is fish. The high levels of omega-3 fats will fight off inflammation of the skin, which can lead to acne, irritation and premature aging. When the skin becomes inflamed, it will likely become permanently damaged. Furthermore, fish like salmon contain oils that may reduce the symptoms of psoriasis and can even lower your chances of developing non-melanoma skin cancer.

Many people are allergic to shellfish, but if they’re safe for you to eat and you enjoy scallops, shrimp, etc., add more of them to your diet! Not only are they rich in antioxidants which are beneficial to your overall health, but they also contain more omega-3s. Shellfish are also rich in zinc, which as stated above, can help reduce, eliminate or prevent breakouts of acne.

If you would like to learn more about what foods can give you fabulous-looking skin, call your dermatologist today!

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