If there’s something people with sensitive skin know very well, it’s the things they’re supposed to not do if they want to avoid breakouts and other skin reactions.
It seems as if the whole world is constantly telling them “don’t wear this”, “don’t use this cream” and, “don’t eat this”, but what about what they can do?
There are several things people with dry skin can do not only to prevent skin reactions but also to minimize them and improve the health of their skin and including the following 5 healthy foods for sensitive skin is one of them.
A lot can be said about the health benefits of avocados: They’re packed with over 7 types of vitamins, have a high content of healthy fats and oils, are devoid of cholesterol, sodium and saturated fat and they’re fantastic for your skin.
While dryness is not the only cause for sensitive skin, it’s often one of the most common which is why the healthy fats and oils contained in avocados are an excellent tool to help your skin ‘lock up’ some extra moisture.
The best part?
You can achieve this both by including avocado in your diet or by using avocado face masks, which you can totally make at home.
This peculiar looking fruit are a rich source of nutrients and vitamins, though their real strength lays in two substances unique to pomegranates: Punicalagins and Punicic Acid.
Both are antioxidants far more powerful than green tea or red wine and since the latter is one of the foods you should avoid if you have sensitive skin then this is good news!
Perhaps the best quality of pomegranate is its powerful anti-inflammatory properties, which can help you minimize the risks of breakouts and acne, as those two are often the cause of inflammation produced by allergic responses.
That isn’t all. Pomegranate has been shown to combat certain types of bacteria and fungi and, you guessed it, that can help you keep at bay certain skin infections.
Salmon is more than just a fancy food you can cook in your even fancier pots and pans for glass top stoves.
Salmon is rich in omega 3 fats, which can help with preventing and even reducing inflammation in your body.
As we mentioned before, certain skin reactions are the result of inflammatory responses, which is why combating inflammation should be a priority.
Better yet, salmon can help you prevent cell damage which will help your skin heal faster and recover from breakouts, hives and rashes much sooner.
Here is a delicious salmon recipe at Momfuse: Panko Crusted Salmon Recipe
4. Sunflower Seeds
Sunflowers seeds don’t look particularly special and yet, they’re one of the world’s healthiest foods.
They can improve your cardiovascular health as well help maintain your blood sugar levels, but the effect we really care about in this article involves your skin.
Sunflower are full of nutrients, such as vitamin E, that help protect the top layers of your skin from environmental damage, such as sun exposure which is a must for people with sensitive skin.
Better yet, sunflower seeds can also be used topically (on your skin) in different forms, such as oils, to provide extra protection and even to gently scrub your face.
5. Dark Chocolate
If you’ve recently found out that wine should be avoided if you have sensitive skin, you can relax. Not all hope is lost.
Dark chocolate is here to help you.
A lot has been said about the health benefits of dark chocolate so we’re going to be brief. Dark chocolate is full of antioxidants and has powerful anti-inflammatory properties.
Not only that, but it’s full of flavonoids, which can help your skin fight off UV rays.
That isn’t all, dark chocolate can help you have denser and moister skin, which will greatly help your sensitive skin.
It’s important to mention that when we say dark chocolate we really mean dark chocolate so put down that milk chocolate bar and go buy something with at least 70% cacao content.
And there you have it. These 5 healthy foods are perfect for your sensitive skin so go ahead and try them!
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