Eat Well, Glow Well: Salmon

You are what you eat! While we all love a good dessert or a delicious treat (which we highly recommend!), it’s critical to your skin care that you get enough of the right things in your diet too. There’s a lot of different diets out there taking care of skin, but we’re going to try to keep it simple with one or two things per month that you can add to your diet because we want you to have the best skin possible! Today we’re talking about the benefits of eating salmon.

Not All Fats Are Created Equal

Many people know that salmon is an excellent source of vitamin D and helps your body fight stress, anxiety and depression, but what you may not know is that it is also great for the health of your skin. Salmon is rich in omega-3 fatty acids that are excellent for fighting inflammation, wrinkles and acne. The high omega-3 content works hand in hand with our HYDRATE to moisturize your skin from the inside out. Your skin has a natural oil barrier that sits on top of it to protect it from the rest of the world, this helps your skin retain moisture. When your body is getting enough good fat, it feeds your skin and creates a healthy barrier which helps your skin to glow.

Protect, Cleanse, Glow

Salmon also contains vitamin D, which can have photo-protective effects, meaning it can help protect the skin against the negative effects of UV rays and is great for skin cell growth and repair as it helps protect against free radicals. Additionally, this fish contains something called astaxanthin, which is a chemical compound known as a keto-carotenoid. This is what gives salmon its pink color and it is also an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, helping to cleanse your skin from the inside out, think of the food version of our CLEANSE formula.

How Much Salmon?

It does still matter how much salmon you eat to get all of these benefits. If you’re wondering how much salmon you should eat, think one palm-sized serving two to three times a week. That will have you more than covered. For the best results, make sure to try out our DIY self-tanner EXTEND with your new salmon diet and see just how great your skin can truly look. While our organic products are excellent for giving you buildable color, a DIY sunless tan and glowing skin that keeps you from showing signs of age, it is critical that you pair them with foods that give your body the nutrients needed to protect and restore your skin. For a fun, new way to get your fill of salmon, check out our friends at Surrender Salmon: https://www.surrendersalmon.com/