We all want our skin to have that youthful, healthy glow. But between time in the sun, environmental pollutants and the inevitable effects of aging, maintaining that glow can be difficult. While there are many treatments to help you recapture that youthful sheen, there’s something you can do on your own. Incorporating the right foods into your diet can make a big difference in your look. Here are five foods that can help your skin get that lustrous look you love.
Healthy Foods for Your Skin
- Kale – You may have heard of kale as a popular superfood, but you may not know why. All edible leafy greens can provide some great health benefits, but kale takes it to another level. It is an antioxidant that can help ward off free radicals, which damage cells and accelerate aging skin. It’s loaded with vitamins A, C and K. It can boost skin tissue repair and really help bring back that glow.
- Avocado – Some people shy away from avocado because of its high fat content. But avocado contains healthy fat that supports your system. It also contains antioxidants like beta carotene and lutein that can help keep skin youthful. If you’re not in the mood to eat avocado, make an avocado mask to soften and hydrate your skin!
- Tomatoes – If you’re making your salads or sandwiches without tomatoes, you’re really missing out. Lycopene, the main antioxidant in tomatoes, has been found to have enormous anti-aging benefits. Tomatoes are also chock-full of vitamins, including A, B1, B3, B5, B6, B7, C and K. Like avocados, you can also gain the benefits of tomatoes topically, as the acidic pulp of tomatoes can tighten pores, ward off acne and even provide slight natural protection from the sun. But, of course, always remember to apply a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or above when participating in outdoor activities
- Ginger – You may only know ginger as something you eat between bites of sushi, but you can also work this spice into your cooking rotation. Its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties are off the charts, and there are even studies that show it may have a soothing effect on the skin.
- Sweet Potatoes – Some diet-conscious folks instinctively shrink away from anything with “potato” in the name, but sweet potatoes are an extremely healthy alternative to ordinary spuds. They have very high levels of Vitamin A, which can reduce skin oil production, meaning they can really help the skin of acne-sufferers.
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