There are lots of ways to take great care of your skin. In addition to using all-natural skin care products that are free from unnecessary chemicals, you can also do your skin a favour by eating the best foods for your skin. Some of my favorite beauty food are:
Dark, Leafy Greens
I’m a big fan of dark, leafy greens. Dandelion greens, kale, and chard are all great examples. These vegetables are high in fiber, full of vitamin C, and offer a high dose of antioxidants. The Vitamin A in dark, leafy greens is great for clearing up acne and keeping your skin clear.
I either steam them lightly or I use them in a juice. Either way, it’s a great idea to incorporate dark leafy greens in your diet.
Avocados are full of Vitamins A, C, E, and K. One of the best things about avocados is that this fruit is also great when used in skin care! Its moisturizing properties are great in a hair mask or a face mask.
Berries are full of antioxidants. Try including strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, or acai berries into your daily regime. I include a handful of strawberries in my morning smoothie. Berries are touted as having anti-aging, anti-oxidant, and anti-inflammatory qualities. Berries can also be used in skin care products for your face and skin.
Lemons are an integral part of my daily routine. I start my day with a cup of hot water with lemon juice. As with avocados, lemons are also great in skin care. Lemon juice can be used in shampoos, skin care. Lemon juice can even be used in homemade household cleaning products. Be sure to use fresh lemon juice!
Salmon is a great source of protein and healthy fats. This fish helps improve the production of collagen in your skin. Eating fish once a week is a great way to get a good source of omega 3’s. I’ve tried cooking salmon in a few different ways. At the moment, my favorite is to bake it in the oven with a bit of coconut oil.
Nuts are full of healthy fats, fiber, and protein. Their anti-inflammatory qualities help address inflammation and other skin disorders. My favorite nuts to snack on are almonds, walnuts, cashews and pecans. While I snack on nuts every day, I’m careful to limit that quantity to a handful throughout the day to ensure that I’m not overdoing it.
What are your favorite beauty foods?