We’ve all heard the basics when it comes to skin care.
The rules of thumb are…
- Wash your face before bed. Aka, NEVER sleep in your makeup.
- Never pick your face. I know! I know! But you must resist.
- Drink plenty of water and get a plenty of sleep
Seems pretty simple and self-explanatory, right?
Well, there are also foods – other than salmon and coconut oil – that you can eat in order to get healthy and glowing skin. These foods aren’t what you would really expect of ‘skin healthy’ foods, but they deliver a truckload of vitamins that are essential for your skin’s health.
And, trust me, there won’t be any blueberries or carrots on this list.
High in vitamin K, prunes will help the body to process blood clotting and overall blood circulation, making it easier for the body to heal bruises and prevent spider veins. Bonus…they help to prevent stretch marks.
According to Natural Beauty Tips, “Prunes belong to the raisin family and are packed with a lot of fiber. They assist in maintaining the digestive system and facilitate in flushing out toxins out of your body, so can make your skin flawless.”
- Brown Rice
Brown rice contains vitamin B3 – more specifically, nicotinamide – which has been shown to aid in the moisture of the top layer of the skin. This will lead to a softer and smoother complexion and reduce redness and fine lines.
- Shea Butter
No, this stuff isn’t just for rubbing on your ashy elbows.
Full of healthy fats and antioxidant, shea butter is a powerhouse when it comes to making your skin healthy and rocking a nice glow. While the healthy fats aid in softening your skin, the antioxidants help to increase blood circulation to give you a rosy glow.
Hazelnuts contain the ‘skin trinity’ of vitamins. This little nut is full of vitamin E, vitamin A, and vitamin C. Vitamin E helps to keep the skin hydrated. Vitamin A helps to prevent wrinkles. Vitamin C helps to give you rosy cheeks.
According to FashionLady, “The antioxidants are incredibly efficient in combating free radicals and other harmful toxins circulating in the blood. Antioxidants rid the skin of free radicals that have the potentiality of inflicting irreversible damage to your skin.”
While this fruit isn’t the easiest to come by in your local grocery store, it’s a pot of gold when you do find it. Due to its high fiber, guavas are great for cleansing the body and removing toxins. And you know what they say, the cleaner you are on the inside, the cleaner you look on the outside.
- Purple Sweet Potatoes
Not to be mistaken with regular sweet potatoes – though those are also good for skin health due to its vitamin A – purple sweet potatoes contain high amounts of antioxidants and is also very rich in vitamin A. Remeber, vitamin A helps to prevent wrinkles and antioxidants help to increase blood circulation.
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