8 Healthy Foods for Your Skin

healthy foods for your skin

In a previous health article, certain foods were recommended to be sacrificed solely for the skin (facial masks). However, of course, eating healthy foods as a whole is an idea that should be never frowned upon. Therefore, I have 8 healthy foods that can help improve your skin condition just by eating a daily dose of one or more of them!

healthy foods for your skin

1. Olive Oil

Olive oils do not only benefit you on the inside but also helps to soften your skin because of its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. In particular, people with dry skin should take note of the following tip: when eating, pour a few tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil in a small bowl to go with your bread or whatever you find fitting.

2. Eggs

If you eat a lot of eggs, keep doing it! The proteins in the egg help to repair cells that have suffered free radical damage. It contains biotin and is an essential vitamin that protects against dry skin.

3. Walnuts

These nuts are a rich source of omega-3, which allows your skin to look younger as well as smoother. In addition, they help to put that shine in your hair! Therefore, pack a handful of walnuts each day to chew on in order to improve your complexion’s texture.

4. Chocolate

No, you did not read that wrong. Although many see chocolate as the acne-giving sweet, dark chocolate is actually recommended for glowing skin. Cocoa hydrates your skin, which ultimately firms it up. In order to benefit the maximum flavonol content, look for chocolate that is at least 70% cacao.

healthy foods for your skin

5. Pomegranate

Many women look for pomegranate related products at beauty stores for pomegranates are known for its abundant amount of polyphenol antioxidants which fight free radicals and regulate skin’s blood flow. By supplying yourself one pomegranate or glasses of juice per day can upgrade your look by giving your skin rosiness.

6. Kale

Next time you see kale in your salad, don’t pick it out for it’s one of the best sources to boost your skin condition. It contains lutein and zeaxanthin, which are nutrients that absorb and neutralize free radicals created by UV light. To add one more reason to convince you of their benefits: having one cup can give one 134% of the daily value for skin-firming vitamin C and A.

7. Lemon

Just 24 calories, lemons can be eaten as a whole or squeezed onto drinks or salad dressing. However, it is ideal to consume it as it is for it provides a healthy dose of iron, potassium, fiber and vitamin C. It is vital to healthy glowing skin for its alkaline nature kills some types of bacteria known to cause acne.

8. Honey

Before anything else, it is certain that you will find honey in a lot of skin products for it is a humecant; it is an effective moisturizer. Consuming honey is equally as beneficial for it protects the skin internally to prevent skin damage. By also being a food that can cure eczema, it supports the skin’s ability to rejuvenate and refresh depleted skin layers.

But, wait! What is a health article without product recommendations. The WISHTREND staff recognize the difficulty of always remembering to buy and eat one of these eight healthy foods, therefore, here are two skincare products that guarantees skin improvement!

healthy foods for your skin

1. C20’s Pure Vitamin C21.5 Advanced Serum

After receiving much support and demand from customers, C20 has come back with an upgraded version of the Pure Vitamin C21.5 Advanced Serum. The improved formula has brought along a whopping 4.7 customer rating for its highly praised effects. It has been transformed to become a even greater hydration and absorption product, helping one to retain moisture in the skin with 21.5% of pure Vitamin C.  Don’t let the fact that the new version has less ingredients for it is just an indication of the fact that it has even greater amount of ingredients  that focuses on skin improvement. To check out the product, click here!

2. I’M FROM’s Honey Cream

As listed earlier, honey is used in many beauty products, including this one. Made by real organic honey from Mt. Jiri, the Honey Cream gives your skin smoothness, firmness, hydration, whitening and wrinkle repair. Even customers praise this product for its unbelievable role as a moisturizer for dry areas of the skin. It will give you a radiant and glowing skin in any light for the whole day! Apply it at night and see the change the following morning. For more information, click here!

In hopes that you took away at least one thing from this article, I wish you the best luck in finding your perfect way, whether that be eating healthy foods or trying out skincare products, of improving your skin because it deserves it!

healthy foods for your skin

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Eunice Kim Beauty editor and Korean cosmetic junkie in based out of LA.