As the saying goes, “you are what you eat.” This is why it’s so important to understand what you’re putting in your body and how it affects you—especially when it comes to your skin.
Antioxidants, healthy fats, zinc, fiber, vitamin A/C/D, etc., all contribute to a radiant glow, can help banish wrinkles and keep skin supple and soft. So before you take that next bite or sip, keep these seven foods/drinks in mind to better your complexion from the inside out:
Avocados are rich in healthy fats, vitamins A and C and fiber, which will enhance your complexion and fight aging skin.
2. Leafy Greens (kale, spinach, arugula)
High vitamin-C content helps prevent signs of aging, AND leafy greens are one of the best sources of lutein and zeaxanthin—nutrients that absorb and neutralize the free radicals created by UV light.
3. Pumpkin Seeds
Pumpkin seeds are high in zinc which helps maintain collagen and promotes skin renewal.
Blueberries are one of the richest plant sources of key antioxidants which have anti-aging perks and are high in skin-toning vitamins C and A.
Wild salmon—not farm-raised—is one of the best food sources for omega-3 fatty acids which helps keep your skin supple and moisturized.
6. Green Tea
Green tea contains antioxidants (namely EGCG) which helps boost blood flow and oxygen to the skin.
7. Lots of H20!
Water keeps your skin hydrated which makes your skin appear more plump and less wrinkled (for those that have a hard time drinking water check out the WaterMinder app—it helps me tremendously).
Also, a glass of red wine and dark chocolate never hurt neither!
What are your favorite noshes for your skin?