It’s not just the creams that we slather on our skins that make a difference in healthy skin. I have put together a very short summary of which foods and drink that can assist in the quest for beautiful glowing skin. It has been a long time since I was a teenager but I still have acne prone skin. My skin tells me immediately when I have been indulging in a not-so healthy diet. As our largest organ we should pay attention to what our skin is telling us. Stress also is a big culprit and our skin usually lets us know when it’s time to slow down and take a breath and include some of these beneficial foods in our daily diets:
Avocados - Contain nutrients that help to maintain skin structure and help wounds to heal.
Useful for Acne, sun damage and wound healing
Nutrients, Vitamin E and monounsaturate oils
Sunflower seeds - may help to improve skin that is rough, dry or flaky, and to keep skin watertight.
Useful for Eczema, dry patches, and generally dehydrated skin.
Nutrients, Zink, protein, omega-6 fatty acids, and Vitamin E
Citrus fruits - repairing grazes and cuts and maintaining the structure of collagen.Useful for damaged skin, ageing and sagging skin, wrinkles Nutrients, Vitamin C
Sweet potatoes - Aiding wound healing, helping scars to fade, and protecting against sun damage.
Useful for acne prone skin.
Nutrients, Beta carotene and Vitamins C and E
Oily Fish - Contains fatty acids that decrease inflammation and improve skin’s ability to retain water.
Useful for dry skin, psoriasis and inflammation.
Nutrients, the omega 3 fatty acids EPA and DHA
Bilberries - The blueberries of the Nordic countries that are more nutritious than their American cousins. Very rich in a group of antioxidants, which help to strengthen blood capillaries and collagen fibres.
Useful for ageing and sun damaged skin.
Flax Seeds - Helps skin to stay smooth and retain moisture. May help to reduce inflammation.
Useful for dry skin and psoriasis
Nutrients, omega 3 and 6 fatty acids and Vitamin E
Carrots - May give protection from the sun’s ultraviolet rays and help reduce the appearance of scars.
Useful for acne, cuts and grazes and sun damage
Nutrients, Beta carotene
Tomatoes - Helps eliminate skin aging free radicals caused by ultraviolet rays.
Useful for aging skin
Nutrients, Lycopene one of the few vegetables that becomes more nutritious when cooked.
Spinach - Aids the skin cells ability to renew themselves.
Useful for sagging and wrinkled skin
Nutrients, Vitamin K, Vitamin A, Manganese, Folate, Magnesium
Green Tea - Anti-inflammatory and may reverse the effects of sun damage
Useful for aging, sun damaged skin.
Nutrients, flavonoids and catechins which function as powerful antioxidants.
Almonds - Are seeds, not nuts, with high levels of Vitamin E that is a potential sun blocker.
Useful for helping in protection of sun damage
Nutrients, Vitamin E
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