You know the saying “abs are made in the kitchen”? So is a glowing complexion. In fact, what you eat can have a strong impact on your skin’s tone, texture, and overall appearance. Adding a few simple, delicious foods and snacks to your meal plan, can help you get that fabulous glow you’ve been looking for.
How Can Eating the Right Foods Improve Your Skin?
It all comes down to chemistry, really. The foods listed below are great for your skin because they’re high in antioxidants, which limit the production of skin cell-damaging free radicals. Oxidation occurs when a chemical reaction takes place that creates free radicals, and by eating foods that are high in anti-oxidants you can prevent this chemical reaction from happening. Here is a list of foods that are great for your skin’s health.
- Carrots (Vitamin A)
- Apricots (Vitamins A & C)
- Spinach (Vitamins A, C, E & K)
- Leafy greens (Vitamins A, C & K)
- Tomatoes (Vitamins A & C)
- Blueberries (Vitamins C & K)
- Beans (Vitamin B-6)
- Peas (Vitamin C)
- Lentils (Vitamin B-1)
- Nuts (Vitamin V-6)
What about Skin Care Product Ingredients?
When you put something on your skin, it will absorb 60% of whatever it is, so using skin care products made with ingredients high in antioxidants is also important. Check out Genuine Glow’s list of plant-based ingredients for more information about proper topical skin care nutrition!