Who doesn’t want healthier, younger looking skin? The answer to that question is simple: not very many people. Though skincare products and treatments are undoubtedly effective, there is an essential and natural way to make your skin supple and smooth and should be part of skin health regimen. You can do this by eating foods high in certain nutrients that benefit the skin. Five of these so-called “superfoods” are discussed in greater detail below.
One of the absolute best foods for great skin is strawberries. The popular fruit contains more vitamin C per serving than grapefruit or oranges. Vitamin C has been shown to fight aging by reducing wrinkles and fine lines in addition to, hydrating dry skin. It does this because it is a powerful antioxidant that fights free radicals in the skin cells. When left to their own devices, these free radicals break down collagen and damage cells which then leads to wrinkles, fine lines, and other signs of aging, particularly on the face.
Olive oil has long been known as one of the best anti-inflammatory food products around. This characteristic in addition to its antioxidant properties benefits both your body’s overall interior health and the outside appearance of your skin. Consuming olive oil on a regular basis softens the skin, making it look younger and healthier. Best of all, it is easy to add to a wide variety of different dishes.
Another excellent natural product for the overall health of your skin is green tea. Though it is a drink rather than food, it is packed full of hard-working antioxidants that fight to reduce inflammation in the body. At the same time that green tea softens your skin and gives it a healthy glow, it has also been shown to greatly reduce the risk of skin cancer. Even just one cup of green tea per day can have amazing effects on the way that your skin looks.
A pumpkin’s orange color is thanks to its carotenoids, plant pigments that fight wrinkles by warding off free radicals that make their home in the skin. Vitamins C, E, and A are also found in pumpkins which further help purify the skin and prevent wrinkles. Furthermore, pumpkins contain high amounts of water which hydrate the skin, giving it a healthy glow.
Though a lot of foods are loaded up with antioxidants, few have quite as many as pomegranates. The fruit fights inflammation caused by free radicals and increases the body’s overall health as well as its outside appearance. Want lush, pure, and beautiful skin? Eat a fresh pomegranate at least once per week.
There are dozens upon dozens of foods that provide amazing benefits to the skin. However, the five discussed above are the absolute best of the best. Eat these on a regular basis, and there is no doubt the appearance and overall health of your skin will benefit.
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