When summer finally shows up in Minnesota, we are all reminded to protect our skin from the sun’s harmful rays.

Taking this a step further, we can nourish our skin by consciously selecting certain foods.

Eating foods that are high in Antioxidants and vitamin C can protect your skin by limiting the production of free radicals, which can damage skin cells. Omega 3 fatty acids can reduce inflammation, which is a root cause of acne. Following is a list of foods that you probably enjoy – and are good for your skin too!

  • Strawberries
  • Olive Oil (ingested or applied directly to skin)
  • Coconut Oil (ingested or applied directly to skin)
  • Dark Chocolate
  • Salmon
  • Walnuts
  • Green Tea
  • Kale
  • Pumpkin
  • …. And of course, Water

Our skin is the largest organ in our body, so it makes sense to care for it from the inside to the outside. Keep your skin moist with lotions and your body hydrated by drinking 6 to 8 glasses of water per day. And feed your skin omega 3’s and antioxidants to reduce free radicals that damage skin and can accelerate aging.

At CHCW we want to be By Your Side for A Lifetime of Good Health. Call us anytime you have questions or concerns. 651-209-6263.