”You are what you eat.”
This ancestral phrase keeps proving true as scientific and technological innovations help us deepen our understanding of the human body. Basically: what you ingest has an impact on what you look like – something to do with how your body proceeds vitamins, proteins, but also sugars and carbs.
You have certainly heard of ”beauty foods (Superfoods)” before. The trend was initiated a few years ago but it has been a much more ancient mindset in many communities. This approach acknowledges food’s potential in impacting your skin and hair. Too much of one thing, or not enough of another, can all lead to imbalances, breakouts, dullness, and puffiness. While the right amount of specific foods can lead to a clearer complexion, tighter pores, smoother texture and many more benefits.
Understanding the impact that your diet has on your skin and hair can result in greatly appreciated savings of time and money. We know for a fact that the composition of your sebum varies according to the nutrients that your liver receives and processes. This is how important it is to have a diet that reflects what you want for your healthy hair and skin.
And we J-beauty lovers are so lucky, because Japan is all about skin-friendly foods. It’s a common habit in Asia to identify the health potential in whatever you eat. If you are not familiar with food talk there, you would be surprised to often here ‘’this does this or that to your health and skin’’ when discussing a specific meal with a friend. I’ve selected for you, 3 of the best skin-friendly Japanese foods with a bunch of health and beauty benefits that you can easily find in any Asian grocery store.