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You Are What You Eat, Food for Your Skin

When it comes to our health, we know the importance of what we put on our skin, but what we put in our body matters just as much. A healthy and balanced diet can make or break the look of your skin. In order to keep your skin looking its best, we put together a list of foods we recommend you incorporate into your diet to keep your skin glowing and youthful:

1) Chocolate:

We often hear that chocolate is good for our skin, but what you find at a grocery store checkout isn’t what’s going to help you. When eating chocolate, make sure it’s at least 70 percent cacao. The flavonols in dark chocolate are the antioxidants that improve blood flow and hydrate skin. Beyond being high in antioxidants, the caffeine in chocolate can be good for dull skin, similarly to how it’s used in under eye creams.

2) Nuts and Seeds:

Walnuts have the same omega-3 fatty oils as fish oil, which is commonly known to be good for a healthy glow. This can help to reduce inflammation, both in the short term and the long term. Sunflower seeds are also loaded with Vitamin E, which can up your skin’s sun protection.

3) Peppers:

Women who eat yellow and green vegetables regularly have fewer wrinkles, especially around the eyes. The antioxidant levels in yellow and orange vegetables can also give your skin a healthy boost. Peppers will help to keep your skin smooth and plump.

4) Tea:

Green tea enhances the elasticity and smoothness of skin due to its high level of antioxidants, which can also fight sun damage.

5) Olive Oil:

Healthy fats are an important part of keeping skin looking its best. Monounsaturated fatty acid makes up about 75 percent of the fat in olive oil and is associated with the boost of youth derived from healthy fats.

 

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