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Ten Foods for Glowing Skin

If you’re a bit like me then you understand that glowing skin starts from the inside. You can use all the skincare you want but it’s not going to work if you keep feeding your body only junk. Want better skin? It’s time for minor additions to your diet. So here are a few tasty tips for foods that’ll do wonders to your skin. Bon Appétit!

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1. Dark Chocolate

Yes, you read that right! The myth of chocolate causing acne has finally been busted. When eaten in moderation, dark chocolate can greatly improve skin. Chocolate, which mostly consists of cacao, hydrates the skin and makes it firmer.

2. Almonds

Almonds might not necessarily improve the skin, but they do protect the skin. Almonds are bombs of vitamin E, which protects your skin against the sun. Consuming this vitamin reduces your risk of sunburn.

  1. Tomatoes

Tomatoes are rich in vitamin C, which improves collagen production. As you might know, collagen is an important component of your skin and is necessary to make your skin firm and plump. On top of this lycopene, the red pigment in tomatoes, aids skin circulation.

  1. Carrots

Most of us have heard that carrots help you see better, and although this isn’t necessarily true, the great amount of vitamin A does aid the eyes and skin. Vitamin A prevents overproduction of skin cells in the outer layer of the skin, which then prevents clogging and eventually break-outs.

  1. Walnuts

Another nut that aids the skin. Walnuts are filled with fatty acids that make your skin more elastic. Walnuts are also filled with copper which improves collagen production.

  1. Green Tea

Green tea seems to do magic for every single part of the body, and your skin is no exception. The anti-oxidants that are freed within us have anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties that protect the skin. Therefore, it also protects the skin from sun damage.

  1. Kidney Beans

These beans are loaded with zinc. Zinc has healing properties that keep the skin clear and prevent break-outs from happening. It has even been proven that there is a correlation between low zinc levels and blemished skin.

  1. Safflower Oil

This oil should be consumed by anyone suffering from severe dry skin. It is the ultimate moisturizer for skin, keeping the cell walls suppler so that water can better penetrate them and maintain hydrated skin cells.

  1. Beetroot

Beetroot has a lot of attributes from the previous named foods. It’s high in both vitamin A and vitamin E. On top of this it contains various minerals including calcium and magnesium. This combination of minerals and vitamins makes it a food that cleanses the body and skin thoroughly.

  1. Water

Water is necessary for the functioning of every part of your body, and your skin is no exception. Not only does water flush toxins from the body, it also keeps the skin cells hydrated. This makes your skin look more plump and glowing. Water is an easy and cheap way to give your skin a true boost.

Integrating these foods into your diet will boost your skin like nothing else will. You could start with something as simple as drinking eight glasses of water each day, and trust me, you’ll be seeing the results soon. Make the dietary change today. You can thank me later. (: