Most of us have heard the old saying “You are what you eat” and when it comes to taking care of your skin, this is even more true. Lately, I have come to realize that what we eat has a significant and noticeable impact on the overall appearance of our skin and face. And besides making sure that you drink enough water everyday to hydrate your skin and flush out the toxins, there are many foods that can transform your skin in a positive way. Here are five of my favorite skin enhancing foods:
1) TOMATOES are at their peak right now and tomato season is in full swing. Right now, I am eating all those gorgeous hued tomatoes from my garden like candy, OMG SO SO good! Tomatoes contain Lycopene which promotes smoother younger skin and it also helps protect your skin from sun damage and environmental toxins.
2) FISH like salmon, mackerel, and sardines contain wonderful healthy fats called Omega-3s. This good-for-you oil really hydrates and plumps up your skin, making it smoother and younger looking. Omega-3s also help to reduce inflammation.
3) CITRUS fruit contains high levels of Vitamin C which facilitates the production of collagen, helps tighten the skin and prevents wrinkles. The antioxidant properties of Vitamin C also neutralize the free radicals that damage cells and prematurely age your skin.
4) SOY is a rich source of protein, lipids, and vitamins and it provides wonderful hydration and antioxidant benefits to the skin. The benefits of soy were discovered when workers who handled soy in Asia’s soybean factories found that their hands were especially smooth, even-toned and younger looking. AVEENO’s Positively Radiant Skincare Products contain Total Soy Complex which brightens skin and evens skintone and texture.
5) BERRIES like strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries are all full of Antioxidants which improve circulation and repair damaged cells. Antioxidants also keep your skin firm, fresh and rejuvenated.
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