Wouldn’t we all love to be blessed with naturally clear skin that glows with radiance? Well unfortunately for many of us, the reality is something quite different. Those pesky pimples can play havoc with our confidence. But did you know that with the right nutrition and making some small swaps in your daily diet, you too could have clearer skin.
And the best thing is, not only are these foods good for your skin, they’re fantastic for keeping your figure in shape too. Win win! Make sure some of these amazing foods are on your shopping list the next time you do your food shop.
1) Foods with omega-3 fatty acids.
This includes flax seeds, walnuts and salmon. Foods which are rich in omega-3 fatty acids have been known to give skin an almost instant glow. These amazing foods also help to reduce inflammation; so will take away the redness if you have any blemishes. Adding flaxseed to your smoothies is a simple and quick way to boost your omega-3 intake.
2) Vitamin C packed foods.
Oranges, melons, strawberries and tomatoes, will strengthen your cell walls and boost your immune system. These foods will help activate healing powers to amend irritated or damaged skin and will help to protect your skin from acne scarring.
3) Foods rich in vitamin E.
Foods such as almonds, nuts, soybeans, eggs and leafy greens are perfect for getting a big dose of Vitamin E, which is really important for protecting your skin from scarring. Olive oil is also very rich in Vitamin E so use it to cook or drizzle over a salad to get a super speedy fix of goodness.
4) Foods with a high water content.
Well we all know how amazing water is for your skin so it is just common sense that water rich foods will also be AMAZING! In my opinion, making sure your body is hydrated is one of the best things you can do for your health and appearance. And this healthy habit translates to your skin too. In addition to drinking your 8 glasses a day foods such as cucumbers and watermelon will free your system of toxins as well.
5) Antioxidant filled foods.
Antioxidant rich foods are great for your health, but they are also brilliant for giving your skin a big boost of goodness. Berries, cherries, green tea and spinach attack free radicals in your body that cause skin damage and breakouts. Eating a handful of berries is a yummy way to add antioxidants into your daily food routine.