By: Hannah Brown
Not only is it imperative to take care of your skin on the outside, but you also need to take care of your skin from the inside. Some foods have nourishing properties which enhance the glow you have achieved from your skincare regimen.
Avocados are rich in vitamins A, D, and E, and copper and iron. These minerals fight free radicals which can cause the appearance of aging, They also promote skin elasticity.
Eggs are high in selenium, vitamin A, and copper, which help ward off infection, prevent the formation of moles, and promote elasticity.
The antioxidant-rich blueberry has the skincare benefit of clearing up acne.
Spinach is a source of vitamins B, C, and E, iron, potassium, and calcium. The iron in spinach helps with circulation. Vitamin K in spinach may also help prevent varicose veins.
Just one kiwi fruit has over 100% of the vitamin C your body needs in an entire day. Kiwi helps prevent wrinkles and aids in keeping your skin tight.
Watermelon can clear blemishes and smooth skin, and improve elasticity.
In one study, olive oil was found to help prevent the appearance of aging skin when 2 tablespoons were consumed daily. The monounsaturated fatty acids in olive oil have been found to give your skin a youthful appearance.
Salmon is rich in omega-3 fatty acids which nourish the skin and also help reduce the body’s production of substances that could cause inflammation. It may also help clean clogged pores.
Oranges are a great source of vitamin C. They aid in wrinkle prevention because they help your skin restore collagen.
Green tea was examined in a study done by The Journal of Nutrition and was found to give those who consumed the tea more elasticity in their skin than those who did not consume the green tea in a 12-week period.
Yellow bell peppers fight aging free radicals, which in a study done by the British Journal of Nutrition, were found to lessen the amount of wrinkles in a person’s face in the crow’s feet area.
Last but not least…dark chocolate! It turns out you can have a healthy dessert and enjoy it too. Dark chocolate helps fight heart disease and diabetes. It also has the added skin benefit of keeping your skin hydrated and it may protect your skin from sun damage.
When taking care of your skin, it is important to remember that you should also practice living a healthy lifestyle for maximum results, which includes a nurtitious diet and a good exercise routine.
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