It’s not just what you put on your skin but what eat as well. Food can have a huge effect on your skin as well. In this list you’ll some food you probably already but keep an eye out for any you can add to help improve both your diet and your skin.
Carrots: Carrots deliver Vitamin A to our bodies. It does this as a result of beta carotene, to pigment color of the vegetable. Vitamin A is important for our skin as it helps with skin cell renewal, reduces acne scarring, and stimulates collagen production. Remember, just don’t eat so many carrots that you turn orange!
Spinach: Spinach is extremely vitamin-rich, containing Vitamin E,C, and A, which gives strong antioxidant properties. This means spinach provides protection from free radicals you may encounter in the world or when your body breaks down food.
Kidney Beans: Kidney beans provide a good source of vitamin B, specifically pantothenic, which helps our body to synthesize and metabolize proteins, carbohydrates, and fats. Fats and proteins are essential for good skin, as they make up the bulk of the properties in collagen, which is essential for healthy skin.
Salmon: Salmon contains high quality omega-3 fatty acids. These help the skin as they contain zinc and Vitamin E which can help to reduce inflammation and protect you from the sun respectively.
Watermelon: Containing both vitamin C and lycopene watermelon produces antioxidants, that reduces wrinkles, evens skin tone, and helps protect against the sun.
Cinnamon: cinnamon is good way to help your skin fight back against the bacteria on the skin that causes acne. It can also help with circulation, bring blood to the surface of the skin to help reduce fine lines.
Turmeric: Turmeric contains antioxidant curcumin which can help with blood circulation and lighten pigmentation in the skin. It is also anti-inflammatory, helping to reduce puffiness int he skin.
Green Tea: Useful as both a topical agent and a drink, green tea has anti-inflammatory and has antimicrobial properties, which can be used to fight against warts and acne.
Avocados: Contain both Vitim C & E, allowing them to help against UV exposure and reduce the impact of Free radical though it’s antioxidant properties.
Avocados contain both Vitim C & E, allowing them to help against UV exposure and reduce the impact of free radicals though it’s antioxidant properties.
Olive Oil: Useful for both moisturising your skin and fighting bacteria, as a result of these criteria, it’s used primarily as a face wash. Olive oil can be applied directly to the skin but it’s recommended it’s used primarily through products containing olive oil.
Oranges: Oranges are rich in vitamins and nutrients, containing calcium, fibre, and Vitamin C, all of which can make our skin look healthier. Oranges’ natural oils help to moisturise your skin, as vitamin C helps to produce collagen.
Almonds: High in vitamin B and Zinc, the antioxidants in almonds help to reduce the impact of free radicals on your skin. Almonds are also rich in omega fats which can assist in hair growth.
Ginger: One of the active components of ginger, ginerol is an antioxidant that helps to reduce inflammation. Ginger can also reduce the effect of enzymes that break down collagen, allowing for more toned and youthful-looking skin.
Eggs: The amino acids in eggs help the growth of new skin cells, new skin cells help our skin to look healthy for longer. The high protein content in eggs is also great for your hair, as it’s predominantly made of protein.
Blue Berries: Classed as a ‘superfood’’ blueberries are packed with antioxidants help your skin combat free radicals. Blueberries contain both zinc and iron, allowing it to reduce skin blemishes.
Chia Seeds: Rich in omega-3s , along with protein and calcium. Chia seeds help our cells to retain water,by strengthening the membranes around the cell itse;f. This keeps our skin nourished and provides it with a toned, healthy glow.
Broccoli: Is filled with stacks of antioxidants and vitamins/ nutrients, which is exactly what we need for healthy skin. It contains, both zinc and vitamin C, making it perfect for improving your skin’s natural protection from the sun.
Oatmeal: Oatmeal is great for dry skin. It’s high in lipids, as well as vitamin E and is anti-inflammatory
Dark Chocolate: Being high in Cocoa content dark chocolate is packed with both firbre and minerals.
Pomegranates: Flavonoids in pomegranates have a high lycopene content, that can help our skin become less susceptible to sunburn ( this is not a replacement for sunscreen).