Eat These 5 Healthy Foods If You Want a Glowing Skin
Although certain lifestyle habits such as sun tanning, smoking, drinking, and genetics can surely influence and turn your skin to bothersome conditions, it doesn’t mean that the search for a glowing complexion is too late for you. Sure, there are a lot of cosmetics in the market that calls themselves “skin food” but people don’t realize that the answer to maintaining a healthy complexion doesn’t come from a container.
It can be true that cleansers and lotions provide a current fix but a glowy and flawless skin should always be from within. And when we talk about what’s “within” we are referring to the best foods that we should have on our plate.
If you’re looking for possible solutions on how you can treat your acne, slow down signs of aging, or minimize the appearance of wrinkles, or to recover from a pesky skin condition, then the right and healthy diet may be helpful for you. Fitting these particular foods into your daily routine can help fight back against your complexion woes by turning off inflammatory genes and giving your body the proper tools to deepen and build healthy tissues.
In this article, we’re going to give you the best foods that will give you that healthy glow that you’re after. So keep on reading!
1. Lycopene From Tomatoes
Of course, we begin our list with Lycopene, a phytochemical that makes tomatoes red, which helps boosts collagen strength, a protein that gives skin its tight, youthful structure, and also combats the oxidizing effect of UV rays by eliminating skin-aging free radicals. This is why tomato paste is one of the healthiest foods for the skin. And if you cook them up to their lycopene levels, such as tomato sauce, gazpacho, and even ketchup are pack with protection.
2. Beta-Carotene and Vitamin A From Carrots
Carrots are good for the eyes and good for clearing up breakouts. Carrots are filled with antioxidants that prevent the overproduction of cells in the skin’s outer layer. And that means fewer flaky dead cells that otherwise could combine with sebum will just clog the pores. Also, vitamin A plays a major role in reducing the development of skin-cancer cells. It’s really a win-win for this one.
3. Omega-3 Fatty Acids From Fatty Fish
If you want that glowing skin and shiny strands, you can eat fish that are rich in omega-3 fatty acids. Almost three percent of the hair shaft is made up of omega-3 fatty acids. You can normally find them in cell membranes on your scalp and in the natural oils that keep your scalp and hair hydrated.
Salmon may the number one choice, but sardines and anchovies are even better. These are better because they’re at the bottom of the food chain, so they’re not living for a long period, which means toxins such as mercury do not accumulate them.
4. Strong Vitamin C From Red Bell Peppers
If you don’t know it yet, red peppers contain even more skin-boosting vitamin C than oranges! Vitamin C is a forerunner to collagen production and is also an antioxidant. When the sun or light strikes your skin, it produces free radicals. These bounce around inside your skin and lead to DNA damage, which turns into aging. The antioxidants affix themselves to free radicals and neutralize them so they can’t do any harm. So try loading up your food with red peppers to help maintain younger-looking skin.
5. Hydration Aid From Coconut
To have that glowing skin, it needs to be well-hydrated. The juice that we get from coconuts is a wonderful hydration aid and comes with potassium, an electrolyte that helps transfer nutrients into our cells. Coconut oil is very rich in healthy fats, vitamins E and K and minerals, which is one of the best natural nutrients for your hair, improve growth and shine by moisturizing the scalp.
Coconut’s water is also effective in minimizing protein loss when used as a pre-wash conditioning treatment’ since protein loss can leave strands weak and prone to damage. You may also try using coconut oil when cooking because it has a high smoke point, which means it’s great for high-heat cooking.
Author Bio: Ivandrea is a daytime writer for Napoleon Perdis Makeup Academy, one of Australia’s leading makeup and skincare brand with 85 concept store, over 100 department store counters. Ivandrea loves anything skincare-related and also believes that makeup is another form of art. She is also a content crafter who researches and writes custom content about travel, fashion, finance, business, home improvements, health, and beauty in order to provide helpful information and tips for her readers. Ivandrea graduated from St. Scholastica’s College, Manila, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Broadcast Journalism in 2016.