Choosing carefully what goes inside our body is one of the best ways to help improve how our skin looks and feels. There are foods created by nature that give powerful effects on the quality of our skin. To help you choose which ones to buy, we have listed down the top 10 get-gorgeous-and-fabulous (“gorgeoulous”) skin foods based on their vitamin, mineral, and antioxidant contents. Before you go through our list, don’t forget to enhance these beauty foods by drinking plenty of water, exercising daily, and avoiding pollutants. With all these, you will be on a sweet and smooth ride to perfection!
These small yet very powerful seeds contain mega boosts of good-for-your-skin Omega-3 fatty acids. Just like salmon, flaxseed can erase spots and iron visible fine lines of skin. The Omega-3 promotes healthy cell rejuvenation and renewal, and it also plump-up our skin cells by attracting water, hence reducing wrinkles. This stunning fatty acid also keeps our skin better hydrated and less irritated due to its positive effects on blood circulation.
You can never go wrong with these tasty treats, which are by the seeds, not nuts. Almonds are potent sun blocker jammed with vitamin E, calcium, iron, zinc, copper, potassium, magnesium, manganese, and all the essential get-grogeoulous minerals to get that skin to perfection. Almond oil is widely use in different parts of the world as a key ingredient in many topical body and face serum.
Avocado may be known as a high calorie fruit, but the calories are attributed to its loads of vitamin E and monounsaturated fats. This fruit has the highest and the best source of natural vitamin E and works to defend us against sun damage. Vitamin E boosts our skin’s luminosity and vitality. This creamy rich good-for-you food is also packed with Vitamin C for tone and texture, and potassium for hydration. It also contains high level of magnesium which activates relevant enzymes in our body responsible for waste metabolism. Avocado also contains fiber to keep our body fit and keep our blood sugar naturally low.
7. Green tea
This majestic drink has been around for many centuries and during those times, many already knew the health and beauty benefits of this concoction. Green tea is known by science as a cancer defender. It is the primary source of Catechin, an antioxidant which fights cancer. It also reverses the sun damage effects by removing the free radicals formed when the skin is exposed to the Sun’s UV rays. Green tea also fights inflammation and reduce skin redness and irritation.
Tomatoes, when cooked, are natural sun blocker and help our skin eliminate free radicals caused by the Sun’s harmful UV rays. These plump beauties also stimulate our skin circulation giving it a flushed rosy glow. Tomatoes are also rich in Vitamin C which helps in the production of collagen.
5. Sweet potatoes
Who wouldn’t want the savory and honey-like goodness of sweet potatoes? Bake them, grill them, fry them, steam them, you can eat them in countless of ways and still get the best anti-aging treatment nature has to offer. This yummy treat is packed with high levels of beta-carotene which is converted by our body to Vitamin A, which acts as antioxidant preventing cell damage and premature aging. Sweet potatoes are also loaded with Vitamin C, which stimulates the production of collagen. And, the more collagen you have, the less creased your skin looks. This root crop also contains Vitamin E which speeds up cellular turnover and also promotes anti-aging internally.
This cabbage looking garden weed is a known Cancer Defender. This is packed with folate which helps maintain healthy cell DNA, and repair it once damaged. This “get-gorgeoulous” (gorgeous + fabulous) vegetable is also loaded with vitamins B Complex, C, and E, potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, and omega-3 fatty acids. Spinach also contains high level of lutein, which keeps our eyes sparkling, clear, and healthy.
3. Dark chocolate
Treat yourself with the guilt-free goodness of Dark Chocolate (60 – 70%). Dark chocolate helps skin stay hydrated, reduce roughness, and provide sun protection. When consumed daily, it creates better skin texture and develops stronger skin resistance to UV rays preventing the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and skin discolorations. Aside from the feeling of being in-love from brought by the feel-good chemical it contains (phenylethylamine), the benefits to our body, and the irresistible taste, this is by far the queen of get-gorgeoulous skin food.
This so called “primitive fish” which thrive in both freshwater and seawater, is the best food source of Omega-3 fatty acid. Omega-3 fatty acid contains docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) which are very important in the prevention and management of any heart problems. Many studies were conducted to point out the effects of this powerful molecule on our skin. And the findings proved that this wonder oil can help speed up the skin’s natural healing process, help maintain a healthy rate of skin cell renewal, and combats acne and other skin inflammations. Salmon is also high in Vitamin D for bones and strong teeth.
These little bulbs, especially those with dark intense colors, are jammed with skin clearing antioxidants to protect you from premature aging. Berries are the top fruit source of antioxidants because these contain 7 powerful free radical scavenging chemicals. Berries promote internal anti-aging and restoration once taken in, and can also work as effectively once applied directly to skin. They are also packed with water soluble fiber for regulating insulin production and blood sugar levels which are great ways for staving off hunger pangs. These bulbs are also loaded with anti-inflammatory agents and Vitamin C.