We all want fabulous skin that has a youthful glow to it. Did you know that you can eat your way to glowing skin?
You probably already have a vast selection of moisturizers and lotions that you use on a daily basis to achieve silky smooth skin. However, there are foods that can help you get gorgeous skin as well.
Here is our guide to some of the best foods for your skin.
Sunflower seeds have Vitamin E for glowing skin.
You may already be enjoying sunflower seeds as a healthy snack. These little seeds have some great properties that will work wonders on your skin. Each tiny sunflower seed is jam-packed with lots of Vitamin E. This can slow down the aging of your skin. It is also extremely effective at protecting your skin against UV rays from the sun.
But you should still remember to wear sunscreen whenever you are out in the sun! Read “Sunscreen: The Anti-Aging Secret” to learn more about the benefits of sunscreen.
And when you are looking for sunflower seeds, make sure you buy the edible variety. Try not to get any that are salted. This is unnecessary extra sodium in your diet.
Kiwis help keep your skin firm and supple.
There are loads of fruits that are said to be great for our skin. Kiwi is one of the most overlooked. This is surprising because it’s a miracle-worker when it comes to your skin’s health.
Kiwi fruit is packed with Vitamin C. This wonderful vitamin helps to maintain the skin’s collagen, which keeps it firm and supple. I love to eat kiwis in fruit smoothies. If you want to buy a good blender for smoothies, you can read a review here.
Pomegranates are full of antioxidants for glowing skin.
Pomegranates are another fruit that are regularly overlooked when it comes to skin care. Sure, they may be super annoying to eat (having to pick out seeds and getting red juice all over the place), but it is totally worth it!
Pomegranate seeds are a great source of polyphenol antioxidants. These can improve the blood flow to your skin as well as fight free radicals. Apply the seeds’ juice to your skin to smooth out wrinkles and moisturize your skin. If you eat a pomegranate a day, you will be getting enough antioxidants to keep your skin smooth and supple!
If you want to to make some tasty dishes with pomegranates, we have 4 Delicious Holiday Recipes With Pomegranates here!
Walnuts are packed with Omega 3s
Next time you are looking for a snack, grab a handful of walnuts. These contain a lot of Omega 3, just like fish. They are also a good source of copper, which can help your skin produce collagen. This can improve your skin’s tone and make it look a lot smoother.
Tofu helps with elasticity.
It’s not just fruit and seeds that can help your skin out! Tofu is really good for your skin as well. Eating tofu regularly can slow down the aging process as tofu helps retain the elasticity of your skin. It also tones the facial muscles, which prevents aging.
We have a recipe for Mapo Tofu with Cremini Mushrooms and Red Rice here!
If you don’t like the taste of tofu, try making a tofu mask by making a paste and applying it directly on your face.
Next time you’re cooking, add as many of these ingredients for a dish that benefits your skin! Tell us what you think of these foods and if you think they will help your skin.
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