You are what you eat!
Did you know that the food you consume on a daily basis heavily affects the condition of your skin? As our parents always advise us, ‘You are what you eat’.
Wiser words could not have been spoken.
If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to have healthier and spot-free skin, we’ve gathered the best superfoods for you that will help improve the quality of your complexion. Ranging from vitamin E rich foods such as sweet potatoes and avocados, to Omega-3 power foods like salmon, continue reading to find out what other sustenance will add a natural glow to your skin.
Blueberries are an antioxidant powerhouse that help to prevent and slow down the damage of cells caused by free radicals. Free radicals are known to damage collagen and skin cells, resulting in skin aging – more specifically, dry skin and wrinkles!
Be ready to vanquish all zit action as this fruit is also packed with vitamin A, which neutralizes your oil levels.
Avocado on toast, anyone?
Other than being Instagram’s “IT” food, this fruit is packed with poly and monounsaturated fatty acids that keep the skin looking firm and naturally radiating. It also assists in regenerating damaged skin cells and reduces redness and irritation.
Known for its anti-inflammatory properties and its antioxidants, ginger has been used as one of the main anti-aging ingredients in Chinese dishes and medicine. It also helps fight acne and improves skin texture.
They say when life gives you lemons, make lemonade.
We beg to differ. Make some detox water instead.
Lemons are highly rich in vitamin C which help to neutralize free radicals and aid the skin in the production of collagen and elastin. The acidic fruit can be used as a skin astringent as it helps to minimize the pores on your skin via a tightening effect, resulting in smoother skin.
5. Sweet potatoes
Other than being a holy grail substitute for refined carbs, sweet potatoes actually contain vitamin C, an antioxidant vital in the production of collagen.
It is also rich in pantothenic acid, providing moisture to your skin and increasing its integrity in the process.
Let’s get that skin by adding the food from this list to your everyday meals!
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