Stress, anxiety, time-of-the-month, sweat and eating on-the-go will always take a toll on our skin. We try to enhance our skin with special treatments, facials, and certain face wash serums, but nothing seems to give us that easy, breezy, beautiful Cover Girl look for a fair price.
Sure, getting pampered and paying for it is convenient and feels amazing but spending the extra cash isn’t always necessary. What you’re forgetting is that the foods you eat have a major effect on your skin too. Some of the best nutrients for better skin are antioxidants, phytonutrients, good fats, vitamins, and minerals. These are foods that are proven to make your skin brighter while leaving it clear and radiant.
While we know they are delicious in smoothies and salads, blueberries are also a superfood. This superfood increases circulation which helps the skin glow. Blueberries are packed with antioxidants that protect against harmful free radicals that can damage collagens that keep your skin firm.
Try this DIY 3 ingredient face mask for firmer skin!
- ¼ cup blueberries
- 1 tsp. powdered oats
- 1 tbsp. coconut oil
Mix this up and leave it on for 10 minutes before rinsing. Voila!
Avocado is the good kind of fat! It’s creamy and delicious core is amazing on toast, in a morning smoothie and always the best for guacamole. Avocado contains cancer-fighting elements, clears and nourishes the skin, and contains vitamin B and E that work great for a softening mask. If your skin is dry and lacking moisture, avocados are a great way to hydrate the skin!
Kale yeah! This leafy green superfood has around 10 times more vitamin C than spinach and is rich in various nutrients that benefit the skin and overall body. Kale is a phytonutrient. By adding phytonutrients to your daily eating habits will help protect the plant/ vegetable from germs, bacteria, and prevent various diseases. Finding ways to add more kale into your diet will help guard your skin against bacteria while keeping it clear and bright!
Whether it be almond oil, milk or powder, you’ll most likely find a hint of almond within your beauty products. Almonds are one of the most powerful and beneficial nuts for your skin.
- Contains antioxidants that rejuvenate the skin naturally
- Vitamin E moisturizes without the harmful chemicals of every day beauty products.
- Almond oil can be used as a cleanser and moisturizer.
- Brightens and firms the skin with a small amount applied to the under eye and reduces wrinkles.
If you spend a good amount of time in the sun, almonds protect your skin from UV lights.
If you’re looking for a beauty packed mineral, hemp seeds are the way to go! Hemp seeds restore moisture and lower inflammation. Inflammation of the skin is caused by infection, allergic reaction or injury. Adding these tiny seeds into your oatmeal, smoothies or rice will benefit your skin and reduce redness!
As girls, we go through hormonal and life phases that impact our skin, and most remedies don’t seem to resolve them. Instead of dropping hundreds of dollars on skincare, try consuming more of these foods for brighter and clearer skin!