6 Foods to Give You Glowing Skin

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If you compare a nutritionist’s skin to a junk food addict’s, the beauty-boosting benefits of a healthy diet are pretty clear. Spot-free, smooth and lit from within, these girls have some of the most radiant skin around!

 

While lifestyle, skincare and genes also come into play, good nutrition is essential for healthy, beautiful skin. From fruits and vegs to proteins and even dairy, here are 6 foods to munch on if you want to achieve clear and flawless skin. It’s time to glow, girls!

 1. Blueberries

Two of the vitamins in the berries are known anti-agers.

Blueberries are berry, berry good for your skin. (credit: @veganwhat)

With a bunch of vitamins and minerals in each delicious bite, blueberries are an antioxidant powerhouse. Two of the vitamins in the berries are known anti-agers: Vitamin A helps minimise wrinkles, while Vitamin C is a natural skin brightener. Like your favorite glass of Pinot, blubes also contain resveratrol, which is said to help combat UV damage.

2. Salmon

Any good-skin diet needs plenty of oily fish.

Dive into this oily fish for smooth, hydrated skin. (credit: @dan-on)

How does Victoria Beckham maintain her gorge complexion? She eats salmon every single day! You might not need that level of commitment, but any good-skin diet needs plenty of oily fish. Rich in heart-friendly Omega-3 fatty acids, salmon nourishes the skin and reduces inflammation, making it smooth and supple. Recent research from Queen Mary University of London indicates eating salmon twice a week could help reduce the risk of skin cancer. So, go fish!

3. Greek yoghurt

Greek yoghurt contains probiotics which can help restore a healthy bacteria balance in the gut.

Diary isn’t necessarily the enemy of good skin. (credit: @amelietauziede)

Experts are increasingly linking gut health to our overall wellbeing and even our complexions. Probiotic-rich products like kimchi and kombucha are popular, but there’s another easy option. Greek yoghurt contains probiotics which can help restore a healthy bacteria balance in the gut. The body is better able to eliminate waste, and inflammatory skin conditions like eczema may also improve.

4. Kale

kKale is a free-radical fighting ninja.

All hail King Kale! (credit: @minimalistbaker)

There’s a reason everyone is juicing this leafy green superfood: kale is a free-radical fighting ninja! It’s jam-packed with antioxidants that prevent cellular damage and can help turn back the hands of time. The Vitamin C in kale triggers collagen production to keep skin plump and juicy, while Vitamin A promotes a smooth, wrinkle-free complexion.

5. Sunflower seeds (pepitas)

Sunflower seeds are packed with skin-smoothing Vitamin E.

These small seeds pack a big beauty punch. (credit: @laminutepapillon)

These little babies are packed with skin-smoothing Vitamin E, which is believed to have many beauty and anti-aging benefits. Antioxidant-rich Vitamin E is said to reduce the impact of sun exposure, and also help clear acne by boosting the immune system and reducing inflammation. Sprinkle some on your overnight oats, or add to a salad for extra crunch.

6. Tea (Specifically a SkinnyMint teatox!)

Lots of our customers have commented on the benefits to their skin.

(credit: @skinnymintcom)

It’s not exactly a food, but tea is definitely worth including for its skin-perfecting benefits. SkinnyMint Teatox naturally cleanses your body to help you achieve clearer, more radiant looking skin. The Morning Boost tea is energizing and keeps you pumped up throughout the day, while the Night Cleanse contains ingredients to kick start digestion and boost circulation. Both teas are packed full of antioxidants that are good for you skin.

Lots of our customers have commented on the benefits to their skin: “I’m less bloated and my skin has been clearing up miraculously. Everyone has been saying I looked good and I have this certain glow about me lately!” says Christa.

Sheana also loved it: “I slept better at night, and my skin looks so bright and fresh. Not to mention my under eye circles lightened up as well.”

Which foods do you eat to boost your glow? Tell us in the comments below!

And if you think you’re too poor to eat well, think again. Here are 5 ways to be healthy when you’re totally broke.

 

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