Did you know that your diet can have a significant impact on the appearance of your skin? After all, “You are what you eat,” so if you want to keep your skin looking youthful, radiant and clear for many years to come, you should make a habit of sticking with foods that promote healthy skin. Below is a list of our five favorite foods for skincare (for more recommendations, check out the skin clearing foods article from Glamour Magazine UK).
Dark berries are packed with fiber. They are also rich in antioxidants (as are most natural berries). Antioxidants provide our skin with vitamins, minerals and enzymes that guard against environmental damage. This also protects the skin at the cellular level against free radicals while encouraging tissue growth. One landmark study showed how just one cup of berries provides all the disease-fighting antioxidants you need within a single day. Our Vital C line is replete with this well-known, powerful skincare ingredient that is especially important for stopping the cycle of free radicals by protecting and repairing damaged cells.
Oysters are packed with skin clearing nutrients such as Vitamin A, Zinc, and Omega 3 Fatty acids. The acids can help prevent acne breakouts and simultaneously decrease the appearance of wrinkles. The acids make fat cells in our skin’s third layer thicker, smoothing out fine lines.
Artichokes also contain high levels of antioxidants and fibers. This vegetable has also been linked to improved skin luminosity for that healthy skin glow.
Rich in vitamins A, B complex, C, E, and K, broccoli also contains the wondrous omega 3 fatty acids that heal and rebuild skin tissue. Not only does broccoli improve skin luminosity, it helps other body functions (such as balancing our inflammatory system activity). In other words, broccoli can revive skin tissue while keeping the rest of your body feeling strong and healthy as well. Broccoli is best served raw, which keeps the maximum amount of nutrients intact.
You should definitely consider adding peppermint to your next cup of tea. For starters, tea in itself can help relieve stress, which is a known acne instigator. This alone can do wonders for your skin. Moreover, mint has long served as a natural astringent for treating skin inflammations such as acne. High concentrations of salicylic acid can be found naturally in mint, which can also be used in treating acne.
Indeed, your diet can have a big influence on how you feel and how you look. Do you have any favorite foods that are also great for skincare? Let us know!