For most of us, achieving fresh, glowing skin doesn’t come without work. We put on our cleansers, we invest in the best serums, and we’re not afraid to book that facial on days where our skin is feeling a little lacklustre.
But let us ask you this: Do you ever consider the impact that your diet can have on your complexion?
Sure, we’ve heard that excessively eating chocolate can wreak havoc on our skin, and you’re likely aware that drinking water can improve your skin’s hydration levels, but what about other foods? Can you add specific foods to your diet to help improve your skin’s glow?
Today we’re going to go over all the top foods that we highly recommend incorporating into your diet for that enviable skin.
Need a better excuse to load up on guacamole? Lucky for you, regular consumption of avocado is well known for its ability to keep your skin happy and healthy.
In particular, avocado can be especially beneficial when we’re talking about anti-aging and any damage caused by UV rays. Rich in Vitamin E, avocados will help protect your skin from the sun, while also giving you the youthful, juicy skin that you’ve been after.
If you’re not regularly eating fatty fish, it’s time to start.
While the word “fatty fish” might not sound super appetizing, all we’re referencing here is fish high in Omega-3 fatty acids, like salmon, mackerel, and herring.
Benefits you’ll see in your skin after adding more fatty fish to your diet include improved hydration, more supple texture, and reduced inflammation, which can help if you’re struggling with acne.
If you’re not a fan of fish, but you’d still like to benefit from Omega-3 fatty acids, you’ll be happy to hear that chia seeds are rich in this powerful nutrient.
Sprinkle chia seeds on a salad, throw them in your smoothie, or make a chia seed pudding if you’re feeling fancy. Either way, chia seeds are a must when coming up with a skin-healthy diet.
If overly oily skin is keeping you up at night, we highly recommend swapping out regular french fries for sweet potato fries. Rich in Vitamin A, which has been shown to reduce oil production, we’ve got an inkling that sweet potatoes are going to become your new favorite dinner pairing.
So we’ve got sweet potatoes for oily skin, avocados for UV damage, and chia seeds/fatty fish for that hydrated glow, but what about those pesky dark under eye circles that we just can’t seem to get rid of?
For this, you’ve got to start adding more spinach and greens to your diet (kale, broccoli, brussel sprouts, etc.).
Because all of these vegetables are rich in Vitamin K, which is essential for improving blood circulation, which is exactly what you want when trying to naturally achieve a bright under-eye.
You can also check out our LUMINOUS Eye Brightening Cream if you’re struggling in this department.
And lastly, we want to quickly draw your attention to the power of turmeric. With multiple benefits, this one spice can have a huge impact on the look of your skin. You can read all about the benefits of turmeric on your skin here.
Bottom line: You might think you’re doing everything you can for your skin, but if you’re not considering diet then you’re leaving a key piece to the skincare puzzle on the table. Start slowly by incorporating one of these foods into your diet on a weekly basis, and we think you’ll quickly come to see just how much of an impact diet can have on the look and feel of your skin.