Get Your Skin Ready for Summer!

Foote Orthodontics

Get your skin ready for summer!

Our skin is the body’s largest organ. It protects us from all the elements and reflects our overall health. It is extra important to take care of your skin during the summer months and healthy skin starts from the inside out, at all ages. Try eating a variety of orange fruits and vegetables like carrots, tomatoes, mangos, and kale to give a dull complexion a boost. Vitamin C rich food such as kiwi, strawberries, and broccoli will help with collagen production. For dry skin and to promote skin elasticity, eat foods with healthy fats (avocado, nuts, seeds, fish). Fatty fish such as salmon, herring, tuna, and trout contain high amounts of omega-3 fatty acids, which help retain moisture and strengthen your skin’s barrier. Nuts are rich in vitamin E, which has long been touted as a skincare savior. Most importantly, stay hydrated! Water, green tea (Dr. Foote’s drink choice), low-sodium vegetable juices, and low-fat or fat-free milk are strong players in a hydrating and skin-boosting diet!

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