Remember the brain-beauty connection—what is good for the brain is good for the skin. So many nutrients that are key to proper brain function and good mental health and well being are the exact same nutrients that give us healthy, glowing skin. If something has a positive effect on the central nervous system, whether it is a nutrient or a pharmacological agent, it seems to also have a positive effect on the skin. It all starts in the womb. When we are developing as a fetus, all tissue is derived from three layers. Skin is derived from the same layer of tissue that brain is derived from. Therefore, there is a strong connection between the two structures.
This means eating healthy fats such as those found in salmon, nuts, avocado, acai, flax and extra-virgin olive oil.
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