10 Foods To Eat For Beautiful Skin

Saturday, April 11, 2020

     You are what you eat, and that includes your skin too. Adding in a mix of a variety of foods that contain skin-boosting elements on the regular may help your skin look younger, fresher, and healthier. Read on for some of the best healthy skin foods to add to your grocery list this week.

 10 Foods To Eat For Beautiful Skin
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1. Dark chocolate

     Dark chocolate isn’t just delicious, it can be great for your skin too. Chocolate contains compounds called flavonols that act as strong antioxidants, and may also have a hydrating effect on your skin. The darker the chocolate the higher the amount of these flavonols, so choose a chocolate with a high cacao percentage to get all of the skin benefits.

2. Orange and yellow fruits and vegetables

     Veggies in the orange/yellow hue are rich with a strong antioxidant called carotenoids. Carotenoids may help protect against skin UV damage from the sun as well as potentially improving tone, brightness, and firmness. Pick out some bell peppers, squash, carrots, oranges, and apricots during your next shopping trip to give your skin a boost.

3. Green tea

     With green tea being an antioxidant, anti inflammatory, and antimicrobial, it almost seems like there isn’t much that it can’t do. Green tea may impart these qualities on skin when you drink it, potentially leading to reduced oil secretion and improved acne.

4. Olives

     Olives aren’t just tasty briny flavor bombs, they are actually an antioxidant packed fruit too. With oleic acid and vitamin E found in olives, they may help hydrate and nourish the skin, while helping to protect it from the sun’s skin-damaging UV rays.

5. Oats

     Oats may have a two-fold benefit for skin, when applied and when eaten. You can apply oats to the face to help soak up dirt and oil while soothing and reducing inflammation. Or, you can eat oats on the regular to benefit from their high vitamin, mineral, and antioxidant levels.

6. Garlic

     Garlic isn’t just a must in everyday cooking for its great flavor, it packs a pretty powerful skin punch too. Garlic has antioxidant, antifungal, antiviral, and antiseptic properties, along with increasing blood flow throughout your body, including the skin on your face.

7. Walnuts

     Walnuts are a great plant source of hydrating and moisturizing omega 3s. This omega 3s may also help reduce inflammation in the skin, say during a breakout, and may help reduce UV damage from the sun.

8. Berries

     Berries are antioxidant powerhouses to help your skin protect itself from damaging UV rays. Also, many berries like strawberries have high levels of vitamin C, which can help boost your skin collagen production, leading to supple, firm, and youthful skin.

9. Tomatoes

     Tomatoes aren’t just a kitchen staple, they are great for your skin too. Tomatoes are high in vitamin C and potassium and help to contribute to your skin’s healthy glow. In addition, tomatoes are a huge source of lycopene, known for its antioxidant properties.

10. Leafy greens

     Your parents probably told you to eat your leafy greens to be healthy, but you maybe didn’t know that your skin is included too. Leafy greens are full of minerals and vitamins including A, C, and K, in addition to packing a large antioxidant punch. Mix a handful of leafy greens into a berry smoothie to help disguise the taste if you aren’t normally a fan of your greens.

     Eating a variety of fruits, vegetables, nuts, legumes, and seeds in a rainbow of colors will not only supply your body with what it needs to be healthy, but your skin will glow too. Rotate in these 10 food items to give your complexion a healthy boost from the inside out. Combine these antioxidant and nutrient-rich foods with a high-powered pharmaceutical-grade brightening or anti-aging skin cream to really amp up the fresh-faced look.

2 comments

  1. Hi Kath! I also love adding nuts and seeds in my daily diet. Discovering flaxseed and chia seeds has done wonders in my health. By the way, I also love using pexels and unsplash in my blog. They're both amazing, aren't they? :)

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    1. Hi Kaye,

      That's nice to hear. Thanks for sharing this. I will check on flaxseed soon. Yay!

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