GOOD FOR YOU: FOODS TO EAT
FOR BEAUTIFUL SKIN
An apple a day keeps the doctor away, but what about the dermatologist?
AMANDA LORGE on DECEMBER 11, 2019
An apple a day keeps the doctor away, but what about the dermatologist? What foods are goldmines for luminous, clear skin? Read on to find out!
We know that vitamin C in our skincare is a powerful antioxidant, but what about eating vitamin C rich foods? Vitamin C helps produce collagen which is important for plump, strong skin. Some of the best foods to get your vitamin C fix will be rich with vibrant colored foods. The brighter the better, as brighter colors on fruits and vegetables means a greater concentration of nutrients. The best vegetables for getting your vitamin C? Citrus fruits, brussel sprouts, red peppers, and blueberries.
Vitamin A is not an antioxidant like vitamin C, but it is important to the texture and appearance of your skin. Vitamin A helps to firm the skin, helps the skin to produce more healthy cells and can help achieve clear skin through better digestion. Some of the best foods to get your daily intake of vitamin A? Look for low-fat dairy products, carrots and mangos will help you get what you need.
TOMATOES – LYCOPENE POWERHOUSES
The bright red fruit (yes, tomatoes are actually a fruit), tomatoes are well known to have been a great source of vitamin C, but they also contain a very powerful antioxidant called lycopene. Lycopene helps your body to fight off UV damage, which everyone needs in their daily life.
It’s always important to eat your fruits and vegetables, but increasing your intake may help your body and skin be healthier. Give a new fruit or vegetable a try!