Have you ever heard the saying, “You are what you eat”? Well its true!
The types of foods that you consume can have a positive or negative effect on your skin. Below you will find some of the top food items to include in your daily meals to give you better looking skin:
Almonds are full of Vitamin E and helps as a defense agent against sun damage.
Canned tuna is full of selenium. Selenium helps to keep your skin smooth and tight.
Carrots are full of Vitamin A and help with clearing up breakouts and reduces the development of skin cancer cells.
Dark chocolate contains flavonols which are antioxidants. These antioxidants reduce roughness in the skin and provides protection against the sun.
Eggs and lean red meat contain iron and are effective in reducing dark circles under your eyes and adding color to pale skin.
Flaxseeds contain omega-3 fatty acids that help to erase spots and fine lines.
Green tea releases catechen, which helps in combating cancer and reverses the effects of sun damage. Green tea is more beneficial as and when consumed hot.
Kidney beans are high in zinc and help to rid your face of blemishes.
Mangoes, papaya, and apricots contain carotenoids and improve the color of your skin. Especially for those who have a washed out look, these fruits can help give your skin a rosy glow.
Soy milk contains minerals and protiens that even out skin tone and reduce hyperpigmentation.
Spinach contains folate and helps to protect against skin cancer.
Sweet potatoes contain Vitamin C and help to smooth wrinkles.
Tomatoes are full of lycopene which helps to protect your skin against sun damage. Tomatoes are most beneficial when they are heated, like in tomato soup or using a can of cooked tomatoes with your meal.
Walnuts contain omega-3 fatty acids and help to improve the elasticity of the skin. Walnuts also include copper which boots the production of collagen.
Water flushes out toxins. So the more water you drink, the better your skin looks.
Whole wheat contains selenium and make you look younger longer.
Be sure to add some of the foods above to your diet for fresher and younger looking skin!
A graduate from the University of Southern Mississippi, Allison Walls is a young professional beginning her career in Brand Management and Digital Media. Aside from working in Branding and Digital Media, Allison enjoys blogging about entertainment, health, career tips, and young entrepreneurs. You can read more of Allison's work at www.whenwallstalk.net.