Is your skin sending you an SOS this summer?
The season’s heat, humidity, sweat, and environmental stressors can clog pores and contribute to a poor complexion. But before you run to your esthetician or invest in the latest, greatest miracle cream, Dr. Blum recommends that you start by changing your diet.
Here are two easy ways to get healthy, glowing skin:
1. Cut the Sweets
After eating your favorite sweet summer treat, your blood sugar rises and insulin is released into the body. The result is inflammation, which can cause redness and breakouts.
Plus, sugar can cause the naturally occurring yeast in your pores to trigger acne and skin inflammation, too.
2. Add Antioxidants
Fight free radical damage with a daily source of antioxidants. Eat or drink a rainbow of richly-colored fruits and vegetables every day. The darker the pigment the stronger the antioxidant power. Our top picks include berries, cherries, and veggies like peppers, beets, carrots, and dark greens, which are an excellent source of vitamins and antioxidants that revive tired and stressed skin.
Learn more about how specific foods can help your help concern or goals in Dr.Blum’s Learn at Lunch series starting this fall. Click here for more information and to sign up!