Cosmetics constitute one of the world’s biggest multimillion dollar industries, with most products dedicated to skin care and nourishment. When it comes to skin, all women are extremely self-conscious as to how they can achieve skin that radiates freshness and conveys youth.
Famous cosmetic brands launch new lines of masks and lotions of all kinds on a regular basis, with promises that their products will deliver new levels of skin amazingness. Their products, in some cases, are capable of making a difference but there’s only so much a product can do if we don’t take care of our bodies from the inside out. Remember, your skin is a reflection of what’s going on inside of you. One thing that you can do to ensure gorgeous, glowing skin is make sure that your meals include as many naturally skin-boosting ingredients as possible.Following is a list of foods that your should be eating for gorgeous skin:
Broccoli and Lettuce (Greens): These are healthy foods that detoxify, are anti-inflammatory, contain Vitamins A, C and K and are also packed with sulforaphane.
Honey: It is a natural humectant, which means that it both attracts moisture and helps lock it in. It's exactly what parched skin craves, so if you're suffering from itchy, flaky skin, add some honey to your bath.
Avocado: The fruit that is rich in vitamin A, D and E. Avocado oil is used on sunburns and because it is soothing to skin.
Seeds: Seeds are bursting with the aforementioned vitamin E and selenium and will help achieve a radiant complexion.
Green Tea: Green Tea is full of antioxidants and studies have shown that this does minimize the UV damage to skin.
Yogurt: It is rich in riboflavin (vitamin B2), vitamin B6, vitamin B12 and protein. A daily serving of the plain, unflavoured variety will help to detoxify your skin.
Tofu: It is packed with vitamin E, calcium and proteins and is said to have the ability to slow down the loss of collagen and maintain skin elasticity.
Seafood (Salmon): The primary nutrients that make fish so good for your complexion are zinc and omega-3 fatty acids. Increasing omega-3 intake can reduce dryness and inflammation. Inflammation can cause skin to age faster, and research shows that getting too little omega-3 may contribute to inflammatory disorders like eczema and psoriasis
Berries: Berries (strawberry, raspberry and blueberry) contain mega antioxidants which attack free radicals produced by things like UV damage and pollution.
Almonds and other nuts: Nuts have Vitamin E, which combats skin-aging free radicals, especially protecting skin from sun damage due to UV-sunlight-generated free radicals. Almonds, pistachios and walnuts also provide a nice supply of those omega-3 fatty acids.
Eggs: Egg ‘yolk’ and egg ‘white’ are both equally important for the body. Egg yolks are an important source of vitamin A, which helps your skin repair itself and the white of an egg is composed of 40 different proteins and water which helps skin that is irritated from the sun.
Citrus Fruits: Citrus fruits contain Vitamin C. Vitamin C may also fight inflammation, and its antioxidant properties can neutralize free radicals that damage cells and can prematurely age the face.
Goat Milk: It contains lactic acid, a natural exfoliate, as well as vitamins A and E. It has an abundance of triglycerides which act to hydrate the skin and keep moisture in.
Whole Grains: Whole foods are unprocessed food like whole wheat bread instead of white bread. The B-vitamin biotin present in the whole grains may help to reduce acne.
Head to the farmers market this weekend and load up!