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3 Power Foods for Healthier Skin

3 Power Foods for Healthier Skin

By Vanessa, DivineCaroline

Our skin is our biggest organ, which means it’s mega-important for all us beauties to keep it in top-notch condition. Luckily for us, we can do this by simply eating! I know, I’m excited about this concept too!

So what foods will give your skin that healthy, clear, youthful, radiant glow? Well, read on, sister, because I’m about to break down 3 of the best foods that will make your skin look better than it ever has.

Avocados

Mmmmm guacamole. It’s the first thing that pops into my head when I think about avocados, and maybe that’s because it might just be the yummiest way to ingest your daily intake of healthy fats. I usually use it as a side with egg whites to kick off my day, but you can also use them to top salads or as an alternative to mayo on sandwiches.

And not only do avocados taste awesome, but they are also one of the best foods to help with complexion issues. Thanks to their high (healthy) fat content, they help to keep your skin hydrated and are also packed with anti-inflammatory properties that help to calm down any puffiness your skin might be experiencing.

Tomatoes

If you want to turn back the clock on your skin and help battle premature aging, start incorporating tomatoes into your diet.

Not only are they a great source of vitamins, but they also help to promote the production of collagen, improve skin hydration, and strengthen your skin cells, all of which are necessary to help fight those annoying little lines and wrinkles.

Salmon

While summer weather makes us crave being outside, the sun damage can really take a toll on our skin. Luckily, we can eat salmon, which is rich in Omegas and antioxidants. They help to nourish our skin, fight against free radicals, and increase our naturally radiant glow.

And if you really want to amp up your Omega intake, consider leaving the skin on your salmon, as that’s where the majority of the fats and oils are found.

Not only will your skin feel healthy, but you should notice it feeling softer, firmer, and more hydrated, as well as having a more even tone to it.

And just in case that isn’t enough benefits for one little fish, salmon also helps to battle any PMS symptoms we ladies might experiences. Not bad for a tasty meal that can be eaten baked, grilled, pan fried, or broiled.

If you try to incorporate these 3 power foods into your regular diet, you should notice your skin looking healthier, younger, firmer, and more naturally radiant. Just make sure you combine these ingredients with a skin cleansing system that is right for your specific skin type. Now that’s one skin regimen I can stick to!

 

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4:30AM PDT on Sep 13, 2013

Why not? Anteaters don't have skin problems. :-)

4:28AM PDT on Sep 13, 2013

Ants!

2:15PM PDT on Sep 12, 2013

I don't care for salmon, but can definitely put tomatoes in my guac!

12:02PM PDT on Sep 10, 2013

Yes to tomatoes and avocados, but no to salmon. I don't want any animal to die on the off-chance that eating it may make my skin look nicer.

1:56AM PDT on Aug 13, 2013

Make sure to combine the tomatoes with some fat to absorb the vitamins and lycopene. So eating with the guacamole would hit the spot!

10:34AM PST on Jan 29, 2013

Thanks, all yummy!

3:02PM PST on Jan 27, 2013

thank you

9:42AM PST on Jan 27, 2013

ty

2:33AM PST on Jan 27, 2013

TY!!!

10:19PM PST on Jan 26, 2013

I love avocados with tomatos and onion. Olive oil sprinked on it would be good also.

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