I have to admit that I am a true believer in health from the inside out. I believe that what we eat is directly correlated to our skin health. So that’s why I have started incorporating foods into my diet that promote dewy and glowy skin.
Adding kale to my shakes or adding lemon to my favorite slice of pizza are just some quick ways I like to get these foods in. But, there are lots of options to incorporate these skin-friendly foods into your meals that won’t seem like a hassle.
Kale is well known for its ability to reduce wrinkles, not to mention it has more antioxidants than any other leafy green vegetable. Kale is filled with Vitamin A along with Omega 3 & 6 fatty acids which is a superfood combo. This is also known to promote hair growth and who doesn’t want that, sis?
Lemon is one of my all-time favorites because you can put it on anything and everything… I eat it raw, I put it on pasta, pizza, salads you name it, lemon is on it. The reason why I like it so much? Lemon has tons of minerals and vitamins- calcium, potassium, obviously vitamin C, antioxidants and it’s also been known to kill bacteria. If you wanted to get all the benefits from this that you can, you could also use it on your face! Lemon has been known to lighten hyperpigmentation on the skin. Whenever I make a homemade mask, I try to incorporate lemon to it because I have stubborn little brown spots left behind from pimples as a teenager. Did you know that lemon peels can even be rubbed on your face for a beautiful skin glow too? Just something to keep in mind, sis.
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Sauerkraut is widely known for treating acne. It’s excellent as a probiotic and it has so much healthy bacteria and yeast. Experts have always said that fermented foods are a hidden gem if you are prone to breakouts. Other fermented options like kimchi help with digestion which in turn helps your skin. I believe everything starts in the gut and that’s why sauerkraut should be added to all of our plates. You can even put it in salads or eat it raw if you prefer.
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Bone broth consists of hyaluronic acid, which is an ingredient a lot of dermatologists use in their products. It promotes healthy, clear skin by reducing acne, rosacea, eczema and psoriasis. It also aids in cell repair which in turn helps to remove those pesky dark circles under our eyes. It’s even been known to prevent stretch marks during weight gain or pregnancy since there’s a little bit of collagen in it. So, why aren’t you drinking this stuff yet?
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Mushrooms are amazing for someone like me who is prone to swelling. And, what’s even better is I feel like I’m doing some good when I throw a couple of these in with my omelet or on top of a pizza. They’re anti-inflammatory and high in vitamin D which everyone needs if they spend a lot of time in the sun. Mushrooms also have selenium which is beneficial for wrinkles.
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