06 Mar Top 10 Foods for Clear, Glowing Skin
We all want glowing skin and no matter how many lotions and potions we buy that claim to give us exactly that, about 95% of our skins appearance is a result of what we put inside our body through our diet.
So what foods are going to benefit our skin the most? If you’re one of those beauty lovers who is always up for the latest skin care trend, truth be told you’d be much better off turning your attention to what foods are going to really make your skin glow and look great.
This is exactly what I asked Olivia Jenkins, Kosmea Business Manager, Clear Skin Project author and founder of www.OliviaJenkins.com.au
Top 10 Foods for Clear, Glowing Skin
These babies taste amazing and are full of vitamin E and vitamin C, which reduce inflammation and naturally hydrate the skin. Spread some on your gluten free toast for breakfast, and voila!
Packed full of essential fatty acids like omega-3 and omega-6, salmon helps to reduce inflammation in our bodies and fight blemishes giving you a clear and clean complexion.
3. Pumpkin Seeds
A little random, but pumpkin seed are a super food and are jam-packed with Zinc. Zinc helps promote skin renewal, maintain collagen and protects your cell membranes. Enjoy as a snack on their own or with nuts!
Crunch on some of these orange vitamin machines and watch your skin GLOW. Carrots are high in beta-carotene which helps repair the skin and protect against premature ageing. Enjoy raw, cooked or juiced with a hint of mint!
Spinach is one of the most powerful greens you can find. It’s an antioxidant powerhouse and works to delay the ageing process and protect skin cells from free radical damage. (The kind of damage that gives you wrinkles.)
Kaleing me softly? Hardly. Kale is an amazing source of iron and vitamin C, which encourages your skin to product collagen and fights off wrinkles. Add to your daily juice and combine with spinach, apple and carrot for a real skin treat.
Spice up your dinner dish with some broccoli or broccolini and watch free radical damage fade away. Broccoli is packed with vitamin A, B, C, E and K to aid in collagen production and promote clear, beautiful skin.
The best kept secret for healthier hair and radiant skin and my personal favourite. Blueberries are packed with antioxidants to protect you from ageing and help to even skin-tone. Tip: add ½ cup to your morning smoothie or cereal.
9. Red Grapes
Full of powerful antioxidants to treat inflammation and improve skin clarity and delicious! Replace your mid-morning latte with a handful of grapes!
Lemon is a powerful way to help your body detox and eliminate waste. It cleanses the liver and helps to build up new enzymes to eliminate toxins in your blood. The result is a clear, radiant complexion!
Olivia Jenkins is the daughter of Marie Jenkins, who founded natural skincare brand Kosmea (and pioneered certified organic rose hip oil in Australia). She is passionate about not only natural skincare, but health and wellbeing. In 2013 she launched the Clear Skin Project eBook in conjunction with naturopath Tracy Cook, and 2014 has seen Olivia launch her own health and wellbeing website – www.oliviajenkins.com.au.