You might have heard the saying "beauty starts from within" before, and it's actually true when it comes to having bright, healthy skin. You might think you only need creams and serums to make your skin look good, but there are actually some foods that can help too! Fruits, veggies, and nuts are all great for your skin because they give it the nutrition it needs to look its best. So, eat up and let your skin glow!
If you have… dry skin.
Did you know that avocados are not only yummy but also good for your skin? That's right! Avocados have healthy fats that keep your skin flexible and moisturized. They also have vitamins like C and E that protect your skin from damage. So, if you want to have hydrated and glowing skin, eat more avocados!
If you have… a dull complexion.
You know how sometimes you see the word "antioxidants" on your skincare products or hear your doctor talk about them? Well, they're actually really important for keeping your skin healthy and glowing! And guess what? Blueberries are one of the best ways to get them in your diet! Blueberries are like the superhero of fruits because they have a lot of antioxidants - even more than most other fruits and veggies! So not only are they yummy, but they can also help make your skin look amazing!
If you have… dark under eyes.
Leafy greens are amazing! They can do so much for your skin. According to Joshua Zeichner, a skin doctor at Mount Sinai Hospital, kale and spinach have powerful antioxidants that can help reduce skin inflammation. Plus, collard greens, spinach, and kale have something called zeaxanthin, which can help make your skin look more even. Try to eat some greens with at least two meals each day to get the most benefits for your skin.
If you have… inflammation.
Did you know that eating fish like salmon can actually help your skin look and feel better? Some nutritionists and even Victoria Beckham, believe that salmon can hydrate your skin and make it glow. One skin expert, Rima Kleiner, says that omega-3s and collagen in salmon can help keep your skin moisturized and healthy. So try adding it into your diet to get all the skin benefits!
Nuts and Seeds
If you have… fine lines and wrinkles.
Not only are nuts and seeds a great snack, but they can also help make your hair and skin healthy. Some good ones to try are pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, walnuts, cashews, pistachios, and almonds. These are packed with vitamins and minerals like selenium, copper, zinc, and vitamins A, C, and E. All of these things are really good for your hair and skin. They can help keep wrinkles and fine lines away, protect your skin from dark spots and eczema, and even help control acne by keeping your sugar levels in check. So next time you're in a rush, grab some nuts and seeds and give your hair and skin a little boost!
If you have… hyperpigmentation.
Dark chocolate is not just a delicious treat, it's also good for your skin! A study found that the antioxidants in cocoa can help protect your skin from getting old too soon. So, if you used to love eating chocolate as a kid, you can tell your mom that it was actually good for you (as long as it was at least 75% cacao). My advice is to go for the darkest chocolate you can find (like 80-90% cacao) to avoid extra sugar. You can still satisfy your sweet tooth and PMS cravings while making your skin look great!
Here's a SKN Tip: try picking one of the foods we talked about and start eating it once a week. Then, the next week, try adding another one. Before you know it, you'll be eating lots of foods that make your skin look amazing (and you'll feel amazing too!)
What are your go-to foods for brighter, healthier skin? Share your favorites with us at email@example.com.