Just like the rest of your body, what you eat can have a direct impact on your skin and how you look. Processed foods that are high in sugar and fat, while low in fiber and necessary vitamins can leave your skin feeling dry and looking dull.
It’s important that your diet consists of high-quality lean proteins, raw fruits and vegetables, healthy oils, fiber, and spices to help keep your body (and your skin) in great shape. These foods are responsible for creating the amino acids your body needs to build new skin cells, and they contain antioxidant-rich and anti-inflammatory ingredients.
That being said, here are three foods to incorporate more into your daily meals to make glowing skin a reality for you.
- Blueberries. Blueberries are high in antioxidants, potassium, and vitamin C, which makes them a favorite among dermatologists. Additionally, according to Forbes, blueberries have been known to reduce the risk of heart disease. This is because of their anti-inflammatory properties. When your blood vessels relax, up to 20% more blood is able to flow through your body, which makes it easier for your heart to do its job.
- Sweet potatoes. The next time you go for french fries, try sweet potato fries instead. Sweet potatoes have high levels of vitamin A, which reduces oil production in the skin and helps to reduce acne. Just be careful with vitamin A supplements, because ingesting too much vitamin A can cause dizziness.
- Avocados. Avocados are commonly used in DIY face masks, and for good reason. They’re high in healthy oils and vitamin E, which are the building blocks for healthy skin cell function. They’re also great for hydrating your skin.
Invigorate your face with the right face wash
When you’re struggling to keep your skin in great shape, it’s all too easy to reach for products you’re not too sure how to use. Certain face washes and moisturizers can use ingredients that may end up doing more harm to your skin than good.
Look for a face wash that uses time-tested ingredients including extracts of cinnamon bark and lemon peel so you feel nourished, moisturized, and soothed after washing your face. For more information on our face washes, herbal formulas, and organic supplements to help support your overall wellness, contact your local wellness store.