If there’s one thing we girls are always concerned about, it’s good skin. We all want it fresh, clear, and glowing! As we all know, diet is a huge factor to consider when managing your skincare routine. With summer swiftly approaching, diet changes are a must to looking and feeling great.
Things that should always be part of your diet are water, whole wheat products, lean meat (or other kinds of protein if you don’t eat meat), and low fat dairy products. In addition to these basic necessities, I found 10 foods that are essential to the well-being of your skin.
1. Tomatoes – These beauties are rich in anti-oxidants, increasing your ability to absorb free radicals, thereby reducing many skin problems.
2. Berries – These include blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, and strawberries. All of these are rich in antioxidants and are so yummy! Throw them in cereal or make a refreshing fruit salad.
3. Broccoli – This vegetable is AMAZING for you. One of the many things this vegetables contains is Vitamin A, a vitamin that is great at improving the turnover of cells in the skin.
4. Low-Fat Yogurt – All low fat dairy products are great for your skin because they contain Vitamin A, which detoxifies your skin and makes you feel replenished.
5. Carrots – This is another great source of Vitamin A, especially if you are not a fan of leafy greens.
6. Fish – Fish contains Omega3, which is a good fat to consume to aid in the absorbtion of vitamins and nutrients. This is also an anti-inflammatory food, which soothes itchy, red, and blotchy skin.
7. Oranges – Oranges contain Vitamin C, which is a necessary ingredient in keeping your skin sparkling. This vitamin even delays and reduces wrinkles! I am going out to buy a gallon of orange juice asap!
8. Eggs – Eggs are a great source of iron for those who do not like red meat. Iron is an essential part of the diet, necessary for building bones, muscle proteins, and red blood cells. A healthy, functioning body is important in maintaining healthy skin.
9. Green Tea - This glorious drink contains polyphenols, which have anti-inflammatory agents that keep your skin from being blotchy. Green tea is also an antioxidant that fights the bacteria that make our skin age early.
10. Avocado - One of my personal favorites, avocado is rich in B-complex vitamins and essential oils. Avocados work as anti-inflammatory agents and soothe red skin.
There are plenty more great foods out there, but this will give you a great start to healthy skin. Plus, you get to enjoy all the delicious food and produce of the season. Yum!
What do you gals eat to keep your skin extra clear?