6 Foods For Seriously Radiant Skin
Getting a gorgeous, glowing complexion doesn’t only mean you need a good skincare regimen. It also means eating foods that will feed your skin from the inside out. Healthy fats, beta carotene, vitamins A, C, E and superfoods like turmeric and chia seeds all help create a radiant complexion.
Studies show that the right or wrong foods can make a world of difference in the health, brightness and deweyness of your skin. By changing up your diet to focus on these skin loving foods, you will not only leave your kitchen with a radiant glow, but also reap the benefits of boosted energy and immunity levels.
Here are the 6 foods that will keep your skin glowing and fresh, especially in the warmer temperatures to come!
Green leafy vegetables: Champions at slowing down the aging process, green leafy veggies like kale, spinach and cilantro are powerhouses of the 3 key skin vitamins A, C, E. The help strengthens the skin's protective tissue and flush out toxins while promoting the production of fresh new cells.
Orange fruits + vegetables: All high in Vitamin C which promotes collagen synthesis for firmer tighter skin and packed with beta-carotene, an antioxidant the fights dry skin and protects it from sun damage. Other great sources of vitamin C and A: Papaya, Cantaloupe, Berries, Parsley, Tomatoes.
Avocados: Also known as “mother nature’s skin moisturizer,” is rich in essential fatty acid for supple skin. They are a fabulous source of B-complex and rich in Niacin (vitamin B3) an anti-inflammatory, that soothes irritated skin and red, blotchy skin. Other source of vitamin B3: broccoli; carrots; sweet potatoes; asparagus.
Turmeric: The skin superfood of all superfoods! Curcumin – one of the most important active compounds found in turmeric – is an anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral powerhouse - all which fight breakouts, pimples and can also protect your skin against sun damage.
Chia seeds: Rich in protein and highest source of Omega 3s in the plant kingdom. Omega-3 fats encourage the body to produce anti-inflammatory compounds which can help skin conditions such as eczema, acne and psoriasis. 1/2 oz serving of Chia Seed contains Omega-3 fatty acids - equal to 250 grams (9 oz) of salmon!
Water: Drinking enough water is key to beautiful skin. It not only hydrates, but also gets rid of waste and toxins, which are the main cause of dull skin. You want to make sure you are getting enough water, especially when faced with some of the most common dehydration culprits like alcohol, caffeine, salty foods, and tobacco. Take your weight in lbs, divide by two = how many oz you should drink every day. (I.e. 120 lbs should drink 60 oz of water).