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From walnuts to cucumber, add these natural superfoods to your diet for a complexion that glows with health.
With spring on the horizon, it’s time to start looking at the toll winter has taken. After months of dark and cold, it’d be no surprise if you and your skin feel less than stellar. And while our favorite skincare can help boost radiance and keep dry, flaky skin at bay, even the best routine can get a helping hand from powerhouse beauty foods that kickstart your complexion to a healthy glow from the inside out.
Read on to discover Six Gldn's tips on how to eat your way to better skin.
Red bell peppers
Jam-packed with nutrients, red peppers pack a powerful punch for the skin, with nearly three times as much vitamin C as an orange, plus vitamins A and B6, and powerful antioxidant carotenoids. This impressive cocktail helps prevent breakouts, keep skin moisturized, and protect against skin aging by neutralizing cell-damaging free radicals.
Not only chock full of vitamins A, C, and E, which are vital for collagen production, broccoli is also packed with free radical-fighting antioxidant lutein. Eat a plant-based diet? Broccoli is a rich source of protein – one of healthy skin’s essential building blocks.
Oily fish like salmon, mackerel, herring and sardines are full of skin-beautifying omega 3 fatty acids. Key to healthy skin cell function they help strengthen the skin barrier, reduce inflammation, and lock in moisture to leave your skin soft, plump and glowing.
Don’t eat fish? Walnuts are a superb vegan source of fatty acids, along with chia, hemp, and flaxseeds. These bite-sized superstars are also packed with B vitamins and antioxidant vitamin E to help keep skin hydrated, promote healthy cell turnover, and protect against cell damage and premature wrinkles.
Saturated with high concentrations of skin-protecting antioxidants, polyphenols and vitamins A, B, and C, cucumber can help keep skin smooth, hydrated, and protected against free radicals.
Packed with antioxidants that help protect skin against premature skin aging and sagging, spinach is also rich in vitamins A, C and K, and folate – essential for stimulating cell repair, healthy collagen production, and reducing inflammation.
This superfood is loaded with healthy fats, minerals, vitamins A and B, and antioxidant vitamins E and C. The fatty acid-rich mighty avocado helps skin stay smooth, supple and youthfully plump, promote collagen production, and protect against skin aging.