When Danqing and I were planning our first entries for this blog, my immediate desire was to write a post about salmon. I figured this would look ridiculous, so I restrained myself, but now that I’ve proven my sanity by going the safe route by reviewing mascara, HERE I GO!
You have a date tomorrow night. Let’s make it a first date. This guy is cute, like, really cute. And he’s older (read: farther away from being a hormonal teenager than you are) and subsequently has obnoxiously perfect skin.
Oh, I’ve been there.
You look at yourself in the mirror and the zits you’ve been trying to bust for the past, hm, insert-date-here, are a bold and beautiful brilliant red on your cheeks.
Don’t panic. Feel free to do your usual anti-acne routine. Once you’ve slapped your face mask or acne-busting gel on, cook your dinner.
An immensely powerful anti-inflammatory, salmon will act to calm down the redness (inflammation) in your skin, while providing a healthy dosage of B vitamins (great for treating skin disorders), and the omega-3 fatty acids women need for youthful skin. Countless women-and men- regularly consume fish oil capsules because of its benefits for the skin. My aunt, who is in her mid-forties and has a flawless, tight complexion, swears by fish oil as her secret weapon.
Worried about having a fishy smell in your system? Buy your salmon as fresh as possible. Fresh salmon does not have the stink that salmon sitting in your refrigerator develops. And please… don’t fry it or drown it in salt. Keep it healthy, maybe a quick sizzling on the frying pan with a small amount of butter. For good measure, cut up some vegetables (Vitamin C! FIBER!), cook ’em a bit next to the salmon, toss some Cajun seasoning or Szechuan sauce on, and finish off the dish with some brown rice.
You are what you eat. Instead of cringing away from the window or candlelight when you’re out with Mr. Unfairly-Glorious-Complexion, get that salmon in the night before, and wake up with reduced redness and the sexy confidence that comes with it!