When thinking about taking care of your skin, protecting it from the sun and different skin care products might come to mind. But, are you utilizing one of the healthiest things you can do for your skin? Your diet is one thing you can control that can give you the best skin possible. Especially in summer, when healthy fruits and vegetables are fresh and plentiful. If you don’t eat healthy consistently, it doesn’t just wreak havoc on your body, it can make your skin appear older and even give you acne, wrinkles or dull skin.
Here are some of the best foods to choose this summer for healthy and glowing skin:
Watermelon is a delicious part of many BBQs and picnics and it is great for your skin. Watermelon is about 90 percent water, so it is great for hydrating your body and your skin. It also contains a lot of vitamin C, which helps with healthy collagen production that can make you appear younger. It also contains antioxidants which can help prevent the signs of aging as well.
Look for berries like blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries. They are all packed with antioxidants, so you’ll be protected from signs of aging and damage from the sun.
Another amazing fruit that is full of vitamins and minerals your skin needs. It also contains bromelain which is said to fight inflammation. This can be helpful if you have a skin condition that inflames your skin or you have suffered from a sunburn recently.
Think orange, grapefruit, lemons, and limes. They all contain a lot of vitamin C and amino acids which help keep your collagen game strong.
Cucumbers are also filled with water. So, cucumbers are great for hydrating your skin. They can also relieve puffiness when applied directly to the skin.
Tomatoes contain lycopene which is great for creating collagen and fighting off fine lines and wrinkles.
Add dandelion greens to your salad or try a dandelion tea. They contain a great dose of vitamins A, K and C. They are also great for treating skin conditions such as acne or eczema.
If you love fish, try salmon. Salmon contains a lot of healthy omega-3 fatty acids which help your skin cells regulate oil production.
If you are outdoors a lot or exercising, try drinking a coconut water instead of a sports drink. Most contain less sugar and contain potassium, which helps deliver more nutrients and oxygen to your skin. This can help boost circulation and give you that healthy glow. You’ll also be hydrating which is always great for your body and your skin.
What is your favorite food on this list? Did you know all of these summer foods can help your skin? Share with us below!
1 – Information from Huffington Post