7 Foods For Healthy Skin

I’m always on the look out for different things that help with healthy, clear skin. Last week I talked about how the chemicals in our everyday beauty products can affect our skin, and a few weeks ago I talked about how coconut oil can be great for every inch of your skin. This list of 7 foods for healthy skin is a good way to show you that what we eat is just as important as what we put on our skin. We are what we eat, and wouldn’t you prefer to be healthy?

Check out these 7 foods for healthy skin. You need to make sure you get your antioxidants and vitamins like h2o, omega 3's and selenium.

Check out these 7 foods for healthy skin. You need to make sure you get your antioxidants and vitamins like h2o, omega 3's and selenium.

#1 WATERClick to find out what to expect from your first hot yoga class: What to wear to hot yoga, what to bring to class, and what it's like during class.

Ok, water isn’t exactly a food, but it’s so so important for good skin and overall health. Water helps flush out the toxins in your body and keeps you hydrated. Drinking 2 – 3 liters of water a day helps reduce dark circles and wrinkles, and it helps with healthier looking skin.  It’s important to get your daily intake every day – check out the app I use that makes it easy for you to stay on track.

#2 DARK CHOCOLATE

The antioxidants in dark chocolate help smooth the roughness of skin. Studies have found that people who eat dark chocolate had smoother skin and were more resistant to the sun compared to people who did not eat dark chocolate.

#3 PROTEIN

Protein is the main way that the body creates collagen and elastin tissue. Prevention mag suggests eating grass fed beef, but I don’t see why you couldn’t get that same protein from fish, or other plant-based foods.

#4 SALMON

This omega 3 filled fish contains healthy fatty acids that produce soft supple moisturized skin. Our bodies don’t make omega 3’s so we must get it from our diets, either through food or through supplements.



 


 #5 TOMATOES

Check out these 7 foods for healthy skin. You need to make sure you get your h2o, omega 3's and selenium.

Tomatoes are packed with selenium and other antioxidants which help your skin fight UV rays and reduces age spots. All of the antioxidants in tomatoes fight free radicals improving your overall skin and health.

#6 HERBS

Eating a healthy amount of herbs each day has been linked to reduced risks of skin cancer. Herbs are packed with antioxidants that fight free radicals that cause skin damage – are you starting to see an antioxidant pattern here?

#7 GREEN TEA

Guess what? Green tea is also packed with good for you antioxidants that help calm inflammation and redness of skin, making it great for acne prone skin like mine. Green tea also leaves your skin soft and glowing by boosting blood flow to the skin feeding it with nutrients.

 

There ya have it, why it’s important to eat real foods that fill you with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. If you missed the posts about the chemicals in our beauty products, or how to keep your skin clear by cleaning your makeup brushes make sure to check them out. If you’re interested in any other clear skin blog posts let me know in the comments below.

If you want further information BBC has a great post that also goes over certain healthy foods that help with particular skin issues like acne, psoriasis, and eczema.

xo Jannine

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By | 2017-01-09T00:12:56+00:00 June 14th, 2016|Beauty, Fit, Food, Nutrition, Stylish|11 Comments

11 Comments

  1. Michaela June 15, 2016 at 7:32 am - Reply

    This is such great advice, these are all my go tos during the summer conveniently enough !

    Xoxo
    mQs
    http://Www.shorelifeofm.blogspot.com

    • Jannine June 20, 2016 at 2:02 pm - Reply

      That’s great, your skin must be looking fine! 😉
      xo Jannine

  2. Rachel June 15, 2016 at 8:15 am - Reply

    Water is a must! If I don’t drink enough during the day, my skin really suffers! Dark chocolate is always awesome too, who doesn’t want to eat chocolate!

    Rachel / http://www.seashellsandsparkles.com

    • Jannine June 20, 2016 at 2:01 pm - Reply

      Water makes such a big difference! It’s an easy one to get people on board with because you can notice the difference fairly quickly 🙂
      xo Jannine

  3. Cristina June 15, 2016 at 1:02 pm - Reply

    I’m all about making my skin the best it can be, so I am loving this list of foods! Good thing I’m obsessed with dark chocolate and green tea 🙂

    X,
    Cristina
    cristinawashere.com

    • Jannine June 20, 2016 at 1:59 pm - Reply

      Glad you like the list 🙂 dark chocolate and green tea are awesome! I never feel bad eating dark chocolate, because you can never feel bad when you’re filling yourself with antioxidants 😉
      xo Jannine

  4. Laura Mitbrodt July 19, 2016 at 5:40 pm - Reply

    Yummy I need to drink more Green Tea! I was just thinking about it today
    xo
    http://www.laurajaneatelier.com

    • Jannine July 25, 2016 at 3:53 pm - Reply

      Green tea’s delicous!

  5. BlushandPearlsBlog August 9, 2016 at 7:49 am - Reply

    I swear by sunflower seeds (unsalted). I add a tablespoon to my daily cereal and my skin always looks super healthy and radiant. I always notice a difference when I run out of seeds – my skin starts to look duller, which reminds me to buy more!

    • Jannine August 10, 2016 at 9:16 pm - Reply

      Very interesting, I’ve never heard of that one. I’ll have to try it 🙂
      xo Jannine

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