October 10, 2016
Despite her often expressionless smoulder, there’s no doubt that Victoria Beckham’s skin is luminous and radiant. So when we were heard about the secret to her glowing visage, we were all ears.
Turns out, Victoria’s flawless skin is no accident. The Spice Girl turned fashion designer admitted that she used to deal with skin issues in the past, and that her dermatologist fixed her problems by advising her to consume omega-3s every day in the form of salmon. She told Net-a-Porter’s The Edit, “I see a dermatologist in LA, called Dr Harold Lancer, who is incredible. I’ve known him for years – he sorted my skin out. I used to have really problematic skin and he said to me, ‘You have to eat salmon every single day.’ I said, ‘Really, every day?’ And he said, ‘Yes; breakfast, lunch or dinner, you have to eat it every single day.’”
Eating salmon everyday sounds a little too intense for most of us, but increasing your salmon intake does have its benefits. Most of you probably know that salmon contains omega-3 fatty acids, but what eicosapentanoic acid does is inhibit matrixins, which are enzymes responsible for breaking down the collagen in your skin. And as we all know, when collagen breaks down, it’ll make you look older.
Salmon is also high in protein, B vitamins, vitamin D, and biotin, which are all essential elements for healthy anti-oxidation and cellular turnover. But of course, there’s definitely more to good skin than just consuming salmon daily. Other omega-3 rich foods, such as you put in your belly matter just as much. So avoid foods that are high in sugar, highly acidic foods, and simple carbohydrates as these can cause inflammation. Those who have eczema, rosacea, psoriasis and those with sensitive, acne-prone skin should try to avoid non-organic dairy and meats. These are often loaded with hormones and antibiotics that’ll wreak havoc on your skin. You don’t have to eat salmon everyday for every meal, but you can definitely work a little of it into your diet to up that glow a little.