Want to get your skin glowing from the inside out? Why not eat your way to better skin! Here are five fab foods to get your skin gorgeous.
Citrus fruits like grapefruits and oranges are packed with Vitamin C. And why is vitamin C so special? Vitamin C promotes your skin’s production of collagen “ which gives your skin its elasticity (hello younger-looking skin!). Vitamin C also contains antioxidants “ yes, another reason to love antioxidants! And antioxidants protect skin cells from damage caused by free radicals (such as those harmful UVs). This extra protection for your skin also assists in fighting signs of aging.
Ever heard of a little thing called Vitamin A? Carrots specialize in it. In fact, a single carrot will provide you with your entire day’s worth of vitamin A! Vitamin A is fabulous for your skin because it is essential in repairing and maintaining your skin tissue. It also strengthens the protective tissue of your skin. But be careful not eat too much carrot “ we wouldn’t want you turning orange!
It seems that there is never anything but fabulous things to say about avocados! For your skin, avocado contains Vitamin B complex which helps to improve your circulation. This is what maintains an even, healthy skin tone “ it’s like natural airbrushing! Vitamin B complex also fights acne and promotes cell growth,
Why is it that almonds always seem to get all the hype? Although almonds contain Vitamin E, Walnuts have something even better for your skin – Essential fatty acids. Essential fatty acids are like superheroes for your skin! They provide the building blocks we need for the structure of our cells. The metabolites in EFAs also water-proof our skin! In fact, a deficiency in essential fatty acids can cause dandruff, brittle hair, and weak nails that easily split. Not a nut girl? You can also get EFAs in salmon, canola oil, and leafy vegetables.
And of course, water! We all know that drinking 8 glasses of water a day is recommended to keep our bodies healthy, but who knew that would include our skin as well? Water doesn’t just keep your insides hydrated, it also moisturizes your skin! In fact, what many people don’t realize is that dry skin and chapped lips are often caused by dehydration “ no wonder I’m a chronic Blistex user! So make sure you get your daily does of H2O and your skin will be glowing in no time!