Today’s Solutions: May 24, 2022

The food we eat nourishes every part of our bodies, including our skin. If you’re struggling with dry, oily, or dull skin, switching up your diet could be effective in boosting overall skin health and make you feel more comfortable in, well, your own skin. Here are several foods linked to improved skin health to incorporate into your diet. 

  1. Fatty fish. Salmon, tuna, and mackerel are all high in omega-3 fatty acids which have skin-benefiting nutrients and even play a role in preventing skin cancer. 
  2. Sunflower seeds. These seeds aren’t just for baseball games. A 2014 research review found that vitamin E, found in sunflower seeds, plays a role in protecting your skin against UV damage. 
  3. Olive oil. We’ve shared the benefits of a Mediterranean diet before and a core part of this nutritious diet is olive oil. Replace butter and processed oils with olive oil to prevent skin cancer and slow signs of aging
  4. Tomatoes. One study suggests that foods high in lycopene, like tomatoes and watermelon, can protect against UV damage. 
  5. Green tea. This relaxing brew has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties which can help prevent acne and scarring. 
  6. Red bell peppers. Vitamin C is key for skin health and can even help prevent wrinkles. Oranges get a lot of vitamin C attention, but bell peppers actually contain more of this vitamin than their citrusy counterparts. 
  7. Carrots and leafy greens. It may be time to eat a salad for better skin. Carrots’ beta-carotene turns into vitamin A, a critical vitamin for skin health. Leafy greens offer antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin which protect against skin damage. 
  8. Water. It may seem obvious, but staying hydrated is the easiest thing you can do for improved skin health. Not sure if you’re drinking enough water? This guide can provide some insights.
Solutions News Source Print this article
More of Today's Solutions

How the Belize Barrier Reef is coming back to life

When Hurricane Iris hit Belize in 2001, it ravaged almost all of the country’s coral reefs. The devastation signaled bad news not only for the surrounding marine life but also for the local communities who ... Read More

Redwoods grow new leaves to adapt to drought

We’re doing a lot to adapt to climate change, from creating tree cities and sponge cities to speeding up the schedule for renewable energy. As it turns out, though, humans aren’t the only ones getting ... Read More

OnePower: bringing minigrids and power to Lesotho

A key aspect of helping the developing world is not only ensuring that they have sufficient power and infrastructure to run key facilities like schools and hospitals. It is also important to ensure that their ... Read More

Active UK professional footballer comes out as gay—the first in 30 years

Earlier this month, 17-year-old Jake Daniels, a forward for Blackpool FC in England’s second tier, came out publicly as gay in a statement released by the club. According to the British LGBTQ advocacy group Stonewall, ... Read More

Flow batteries could help with renewable energy storage

The generation of renewable energy from sources like wind and solar is one thing, but there are many other factors to consider when delivering renewable energy to consumers. A big one is the issue of ... Read More

Don’t let ADHD prevent you from meditating. Here are 8 tips for mindful...

We’ve written quite often about the benefits of mindfulness and meditation, but we also recognize that it is sometimes a difficult practice to get into. Meditation is an active process that trains the brain to ... Read More