10 Foods to Eat Daily for Great Skin ...

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10 Foods to Eat Daily for Great Skin ...
10 Foods to Eat Daily for Great Skin ...

I don’t know about you ladies, but if I could find foods to eat for great skin instead of spending money on pricey products, I would be all for it, wouldn’t you? Well, I have great news! It is truly possible to eat with your skin in mind and avoid buying any expensive products whatsoever. I know, because I’ve done it. I went from horrible acne six months ago after not having acne in almost 8 years, to not having any acne now. How did I accomplish this? It wasn’t easy, but it was possible, and far less expensive than turning to products until I found one that simply put a band-aid over the problem. Certain foods can aggravate the skin, while others can enhance it. Here are my top foods to eat for great skin that you should try to include everyday. You don’t have to eat all these foods each day, but even a few of them would be excellent!

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Wild Salmon

Wild salmon one of the best foods to eat for great skin. Salmon is a wonderful food to combat anxiety, depression, and stress. By doing so, it lowers stress hormones in your body that lead to acne, primarily cortisol. Salmon also contains twice the amount of Vitamin D you need each day. Vitamin D is responsible for keeping your brain, colon, bones and heart healthy. It prevents depression, anxiety, colon cancer, bone disease and heart disease. Salmon’s healthy Omega 3 fats are also excellent for fighting acne, wrinkles and inflammation, while the protein enhances collagen in your skin to keep you looking youthful.

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Additionally, wild salmon is a powerhouse for skin hydration due to its essential fatty acids, which help maintain the skin's lipid barrier. This is crucial for locking in moisture and protecting the skin against environmental pollutants. The astaxanthin in salmon, a potent antioxidant, further shields the skin from the damaging effects of UV rays, helping prevent premature aging. Incorporating this superfood into your diet can lead to a radiant complexion, bolstered by its nutrient-rich profile that supports overall skin health.

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Spinach

Spinach is an excellent source of folate, Vitamin E, iron, chlorophyll, plant protein, magnesium, fiber, Vitamin C and Vitamin A. VitaminS A, E, and C are especially excellent vitamins for your skin due to their antioxidant abilities. These foods also hydrate the skin and enhance your natural glow. Chlorophyll, which is rich in all bright and dark green foods, is a top remedy against acne. Chlorophyll is nature’s most potent cleanser found in green plant foods. By eating it, you are literally cleaning your skin from the inside out. The iron and protein in spinach also help to keep skin looking youthful and to maintain a healthy blood flow.

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Dark Chocolate

Dark chocolate is rich in flavanols, fatty acids and antioxidants that promote glowing skin. Cocoa also relaxes the arteries, increasing blood flow that leads to healthy looking skin. For the best choice, choose raw cacao or choose cocoa powder for less fat. If you like to enjoy dark chocolate, enjoy 1 ounce per day and be sure to choose at least 80% cacao content to avoid added sugars and milk found in traditional chocolate bars.

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Peppers

Peppers are rich in carotenoids that help prevent wrinkles. In fact, one red bell pepper contains over 100% of the amounts of Vitamin C you need per day, in addition to being an excellent low sugar fruit. Peppers also increase blood flow to the skin, helping it appear more youthful. Peppers are also great to combat acne due to their carotenoids, which are antioxidants that help promote clear skin.

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Vitamin C is not only vital for your overall health, but it also plays a crucial role in the production of collagen, which gives your skin strength and elasticity. Eating peppers, particularly the red ones, can lead you to a radiant complexion. Additionally, the beta-carotene in peppers converts to vitamin A in the body, which is essential for healthy skin cells. To incorporate peppers into your diet, consider adding them to salads, stir-fries, or snacking on them raw with a healthy dip!

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Seeds

Hemp seeds, chia seeds, flax seeds, sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds (pepitas) are all fabulous for your skin. The healthy Omega 3 fatty acids in hemp, chia and flax seeds are wonderful for fighting acne and wrinkles, and these seeds are also rich in protein. Sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds are both rich in Vitamin E, selenium, protein and magnesium. Vitamin E enhances moisture in the skin, selenium keeps wrinkles away, protein helps build collagen to keep wrinkles away and magnesium, which relaxes your blood vessels, can lower your stress levels.

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Incorporating these seeds into your daily diet can be quite simple. Sprinkle hemp, chia, or flax seeds atop your morning yogurt or smoothie bowl for a texture boost and a dose of those skin-friendly Omega 3s. As for sunflower and pumpkin seeds, they are a perfect crunchy addition to salads or homemade trail mix. Not only do these small yet mighty seeds support a glowing complexion, but they also contribute to overall health with their nutrient-rich profiles. Remember, consistency is key – a handful each day can pave the way for that sought-after natural radiance.

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Green Tea

Green tea is a must-have “food” for great skin. Okay, so I know it is technically a beverage, but the tea leaves do come from a plant! Green tea is a wonderful source of beautifying antioxidants. It also relaxes the body and lowers stress due to a specific amino acid known as L-theanine. Drink 3 cups daily or more for best results. Even decaf is great if you don’t want to consume caffeine. Green tea is also great for your heart and your arteries by reducing blood pressure.

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Roobios Tea

Another tea you want to become familiar with is rooibos tea, which is also known as red tea. Roobios tea is an herbal tea that is caffeine free, naturally very sweet yet contains no sugar, and is a top source of antioxidants. It is great for clearing acne, relieving stress and curing your sweet tooth. Sugary foods lead to breakouts by breaking down collagen, so implement some rooibos tea into your day next time you have a craving. I have a friend who swears by it when the urge to eat candy hits her! Roobios also tames redness and irritation in the skin that can lead to acne. It has a slight vanilla taste with a sweet essence that comes through and is one of my favorite beverages to enjoy before bedtime.

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Rooibos tea, often praised for its skin-healing properties, also aids in digestion and boosts immune system health due to its anti-inflammatory qualities. For those with sensitive skin or conditions such as eczema, rooibos can be incredibly soothing. Its mineral content, including zinc, calcium, magnesium, and iron, contributes to a balanced diet which, in turn, reflects positively on your complexion. Enjoy it hot or chilled with a twist of lemon for an extra detoxifying effect. It's the perfect drink to wind down with after a long day, giving your skin—and taste buds—a healthy, indulgent treat.

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Papaya

Papaya is a wonderful food, girls! It is excellent for digestion, low in fructose, and it is such a great beauty food! The beautiful orange hue of papayas, and all orange foods, is due to high levels of Vitamin A in the form of beta-carotene. Beta-carotene is a top antioxidant to combat acne. Papaya is also rich in Vitamin C. Vitamin C may help protect skin cells against sun damage by promoting the repair of DNA that’s been harmed by UV rays that break down skin cells, which can lead to wrinkles.

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Additionally, papayas contain the enzyme papain, which aids in exfoliating dead skin cells to make way for fresh, glowing skin. This process can help clear pores and soften the skin's texture. Consuming this luscious fruit can also contribute to the fading of acne scars and blemishes due to its skin-renewing properties. Papaya is truly a natural beauty enhancer from the inside out, so including it in your daily diet can promote a radiant complexion that admirers will surely notice.

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Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is rich in lauric acid, which is an antiviral agent that keeps away infections, acne, inflammation and viruses. Coconut oil is also rich in Vitamin E and essential fatty acids, which are great for keeping your skin soft, moist, supple and wrinkle-free. I like to consume 1 tbsp. raw coconut oil per day, along with using it as my moisturizer morning and night, and as a body cream.

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Celery

Celery is a wonderful beauty food! Most people underestimate this humble veggie. Celery is rich in Vitamin K that keeps your blood flow healthy and aids in reducing blood pressure. This lowers your stress levels significantly, and we all know stress can be a sure cause of bad skin. Celery is also rich in water, potassium and natural sodium. This keeps electrolytes even so you don’t become dehydrated. Dehydrated skin means wrinkles, dryness, and flaking that could even lead to breakouts.

There are many foods that can be great for your skin and many that aren’t. It is always a good idea to lay off junk food, too much sugar, refined carbs and trans fats for the best skin possible. Do you enjoy any of these foods each day?

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Great tips but it ll be a bit hard to those ing all year around

Thanks for the article. Just wanting to know where to get the roobios tea. Would be awesome to know

Yay! I LOVE green tea!

Where can I buy raw coconut oil? Thanks

Thanks for the post !

This is helpful. :)

So helpful... Hopefully the roobios tea will keep me away from candy.

Good to Know Thanks for posting

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