Ever heard the phrase you are what you eat?! When it comes to your complexion, it’s TRUE! The foods you eat have a direct impact on your skin’s health and whether or not your skin is extra prone to breakouts. Here are our top five favorite foods you can add into your diet to keep your skin glowing from the inside out..literally.
Not all fats are equal. The healthy fats found in avocados work wonders for your body, and therefore your complexion! Not only are avos packed with vitamins C, E, and fatty acids that are essential to keep you looking fresh-faced, it also helps to minimize oxidation damage that can result from sun exposure and environmental toxins!
- Sweet Potatoes
Skin looking dull? A sweet potato may be just what you need to uncover your natural radiance. Sweet potatoes are full of beta-carotene that helps fight free-radical damage that can lead to aging and copious amounts of Vitamin C (to boost collagen and elasticity) and Vitamin E to relieve signs of aging while keeping the skin supple.
- Green Tea
We know this isn’t technically a food, but green tea is an antioxidant powerhouse and is an absolute must when it comes to naturally reviving the skin’s natural glow. Green tea is great for acne-prone skin because it acts as a natural anti-inflammatory. It also works overtime to reverse the effects of photoaging and free radical damage, not to mention the elasticity boost you’ll get from the water if you drink it in tea form!
Did you know carrots can give you a natural glow? The beta-carotenes in orange carrots get turned into Vitamin A by the body. Vitamin A helps to keep the skin healthy, fights wrinkles, helps prevent breakouts and supports the immune system, meaning you heal from breakouts faster. The best part? It hydrates your skin so you look fresh and dewy.
We know it sounds random, but walnuts are actually a great antioxidant and contribute to healthy skin! It’s also loaded with the anti-aging properties of Vitamin E while the antioxidants work to slough off dead skin cells, and “polish” the surface of the skin!