We’re all on the constant hunt for products that will decrease the blemishes and damage to our skin. Little did we know that beautiful skin can be obtained by a simple change in diet. Old skin cells are constantly being shed and replaced by younger ones. Therefore, it is important to feed your body the correct nutrients to keep your skin well nourished and blemish-free. Everyone wants that summer sun-kissed glow.
Here’s a list of foods to mix into your diet for positively glowing skin:
- Avocado – Avocados are full of biotin and vitamin E which helps prevent your skin from becoming dry.
- Olive Oil – Olive oil contains linoleic acid (a compound not made by the body) that prevents water from evaporating and therefore keeping the skin hydrated. Olive Oil also consists of a variety of antioxidants. These can neutralize damaging free radicals that can lead to skin aging and skin cancer.
- Nuts – Walnuts, are an excellent source of omega -3 fatty acids. These acids increase the skins ability to hold onto moisture, while also helping it to look youthful (it also makes your hair shiny)
- Chia seeds – Also rich in omega- 3 fatty acids, antioxidants, protein and fiber. The nutrients in chia seeds increase the hydration in your skin by keeping in water and nutrients while kicking toxins outs.
- Grapefruit – Grapefruit helps your body flush out toxins and waste from your cells. Grapefruit contains antioxidants that fight free radicals to keep your skin healthy and strong. Grapefruits have restorative properties that can help tone the skin and even out skin color, all while cleansing the skin.
- Kale –Packed with antioxidants, vitamin A, C, and K that fight skin-damaging free radicals. The Vitamin C in kale helps prevent premature aging of the skin, while vitamins A and K repair tissue and prevent dark circles under your eyes.
- Coconut oil – Coconut oil is full of fatty acids which provide deep moisture to your skin, leaving it very hydrated. It strengthens the underlying tissue and removes excess dead cells on the surface of the skin that causes your skin to look dull and flaky.