While creams and serums are necessary to improve the look of your skin, natural ingredients are just as important because beauty really starts from within. An unhealthy diet can damage your organs and significantly affect the health and aging of your skin. So if you want clearer complexion this year, then maybe it’s time you apply the “you are what you eat” motto to your life.
Start with these skin-clearing foods to nourish your skin from the inside out.
Salmon is rich in Omega-3 fatty acids which keep skin supple and moisturized. It’s also a good source of Vitamin E which protects skin from free radicals and inflammation.
Avocados protect skin against UV damage which cause premature aging and are high in healthy fat, vitamin E, and C to prevent skin from dehydration.
Packed with essential Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids, walnuts help reduce inflammation on the skin. They also contain zinc which is necessary for wound healing and fighting bacteria.
This carotenoid-containing vegetable gives you a natural glow and a more yellow-toned skin, making your complexion look healthier.
Like carrots and spinach, sweet potatoes are a great source of beta carotene which are converted into Vitamin A in the body to act as a natural sunblock, preventing sunburn and wrinkles.
Soy contains isoflavones or plant compounds that improve fine wrinkles and skin elasticity, increasing collagen to keep skin smooth and strong.
Not only does dark chocolate make us feel good, it also contains antioxidant properties to hydrate skin. Just remember to keep your portions small.
This fruit actually contains more vitamin C than oranges. Vitamin C stimulates collagen synthesis which keeps skin taut and smoothens fine lines.
Greek Yogurt—which also can be used topically—boasts two and half times the amount of protein than regular yogurt. It helps repair skin tissues faster, making it more radiant and younger looking.
If you can’t bring yourself to drink 8 glasses of water a day, watermelon, which contains about 92 percent water, can help keep your skin hydrated and glowing all day.
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