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6 Foods For Healthy Skin

By , September 25, 2013

We all want healthy, glowing skin and unfortunately makeup and beauty products only go so far. Luckily for us, there a number of things we can do to promote naturally healthy skin, and one of them is to control what we eat.

Below is a list of 6 foods that will help get your skin glowing and in tip top condition:

1.      Chocolate

Most people run a mile from chocolate when they suffer from skin conditions such as acne, but not all chocolate is bad for you. Cocoa helps hydrate your skin, making it more supple, and good quality chocolate with 70% cocoa is high in flavonol, an excellent antioxidant. A couple of squares a day will leave your skin firmer and healthier.

Applying dark chocolate onto your skin can also reduce puffiness.

2.      Pomegranates

Pomegranates are a delicious fruit and can work wonders for your skin. They are rich in polyphenol antioxidants, which regulate your skin’s blood flow and fight free radicals. Drinking a glass or two of pomegranate juice a day or eating a pomegranate every day will leave skin soft and smooth.

Applying pomegranate to the face will help reduce wrinkles.

3.      Oatmeal

Oatmeal helps your body retain vitamins which are great for healthy skin. It also gets digested slowly in the body which keeps your body sugars stable. High blood sugar can contribute to wrinkles so keeping the body sugars stable reduces wrinkles.

Oats are often used in face masks to cleanse the skin of oil, dirt and bacteria.

4.      Walnuts

Walnuts are a great source of essential Omega-3 fatty acids. These fatty acids help improve your skin’s elasticity by attracting any moisture in the air and locking that moisture in. Walnuts also contain copper which can boost collagen levels in your body.

5.  Sunflower Seeds

Sunflower seeds are rich in vitamin E which helps keep skin supple, and they contain essential fatty acids which can improve elasticity and moisturise the skin. These seeds are particularly helpful for dry areas such as heels or lips.

6.  Kidney Beans

Kidneys beans heal your skin with it’s high levels of zinc. Zinc is known to heal blemishes and spots, so kidney beans are particularly great for those who suffer with acne. They also contain antioxidants which promote healthy and youthful skin.


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