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Did You Say Skin Food?

Did You Say Skin Food?

So, how does food play a factor in your skin being youthful, glowy, and radiant? Everything that we put into our body has a direct effect on our lifestyle and quality of life. And the types of food that you eat will show up through your skin and its appearance. Nobody wants a bad skin day or year, so let's dive into what specific foods are good for your skin.

First up, the healthy fats. Foods such as avocados, nuts such as walnuts, pumpkin seeds, peanuts, and fish like tuna and salmon (which also helps to keep your skin moisturized) are high in Omega 3. What are Omega 3s? Omega 3s are fatty acids that increase your skin’s oil production and promotes hydration, prevents acne, and prevents wrinkles. Omega 3s serve as a major barrier function for the skin; sealing in moisture and keeping out irritants. Try any of the above noted foods to obtain youthful, dewy, envy-worthy skin. 

Next on deck are fruits. Fruits that are rich in antioxidants and high in Vitamin B, C, and E, such as strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, pomegranates, mangos help to fight off free radicals and defend against harmful UV rays. Vitamin A and C, can help clear acne and leave skin glowing. Papaya is also great for your skin...internally and topically. When used topically, Papaya is known as a natural moisturizing agent that helps to keep your skin hydrated and soft. However when ingested, Papaya can improve your digestive system and prevent constipation. This outcome is a serious WIN because it directly aids in clearing up your skin. 

The third contender is vegetables. Vegetables including Carrots, Spinach and Kale which are high in Beta-Carotene (converts to Vitamin A in the body) are high in antioxidants and iron. Sweet potatoes which also contain Beta-Carotene, act as a natural sunblock for your skin. Bell peppers and tomatoes are high in Vitamin C which boost your body’s natural collagen levels and help aid in preventing wrinkles.Kidney beans are high in zinc and aid in clearing up blemishes. Black beans have the highest level of antioxidants compared to lentils, pinto, or kidney beans. So they help to slow down skin aging. 

Last but not least, beverages. The drinks that we intake definitely have a chapter in our skin’s story. The Queen Bee, Water,  will always reign supreme in this category. Water is the most beneficial for your body and skin. Drinking more water is a no brainer for healthy skin. The tried and true 8 cups or 2 liters is the way to go. Oh, let us not forget another competitor, green tea. Green Tea although bitter in taste is extremely beneficial for your skin. It's high in antioxidants and promotes anti aging, and it helps to calm redness and alleviate inflammation. Drink up why don't you and level up your skin’s health all at the same time. 

Be easy friends! 

With Skin Love, 

BBSkin Coach🍃🤎

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