Food for Thought: The 10 Best Foods for Glowing Skin

Food for Thought: The 10 Best Foods for Glowing Skin

There’s never been a better time to dedicate yourself to a diet rich in healthy foods. But incorporating healthy fats, fruits, veggies and lean proteins into your diet doesn’t only positively affect your internal health: Your skin reaps the benefit, too! Want to get your glow on? Integrate these 10 foods into your diet this fall and beyond:

Salmon: Bring on the fatty fish! The Omega-3 fatty acids in salmon contribute to the production of collagen, a protein that helps keep skin wrinkle-free. Fatty fish is also an excellent source of vitamin E, one of the most important antioxidants for your skin. Plus, it’s delicious, so it’s a win-win.

Ginger: Ginger is best known for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Enjoy a cup of ginger root tea, or add ginger into your smoothies, juices or stir fry for a flavor and health infusion. 

Avocados: High levels of healthy oils and vitamin E, both of which are found in avocados, provide the building blocks for healthy skin cell function. They may also help improve barrier function and hydration. And who doesn’t love guacamole?

Tomatoes: The salad fave is one of the best sources of lycopene, an anti-aging antioxidant. Beta carotene, lutein and lycopene have been shown to protect your skin against damage from the sun and help prevent wrinkling. Find a little comfort in your healthy eating by whipping up a healthy vegetarian chili with peppers, spices and plenty of tomatoes. Your skin will thank you!

Artichokes: Artichokes contain the flavonoid silymarin, an antioxidant that can help clear blemish-prone skin. Plus, they’re delicious when roasted … if you’re suffering from maskne, why not give it a try? 

Cinnamon: Cinnamon is great for stimulating circulation and blood flow, which brings oxygen and nutrients directly to the skin. Add some to your morning oatmeal, or try a baked apple with a splash of this tasty spice.

Spinach: Spinach is loaded with zinc, which has been shown to help reduce inflammation and help prevent acne breakouts. Along with kale, it also contains zeaxanthin, a naturally-occurring antioxidant that protects skin and helps even out skin tone. 

Chia seeds: A fantastic smoothie ingredient or yogurt topping, sprinkling chia seeds into your morning meal means you’re netting one of the richest sources of omega-3 fatty acids. 

Egg whites: Egg whites are high in both the lysine and proline (amino acids), as well as collagen itself. So adding egg whites to your diet could help support your body’s natural production of collagen to help fight fine lines. Add some spinach and tomatoes to that omelet for a healthy-skin triple whammy!

Quinoa: This protein-packed grain’s high levels of riboflavin make it a superstar for your skin. Riboflavin supports skin’s elasticity and the production of connective tissue, which helps even things out and makes fine lines and wrinkles look less prominent.

Want to learn more about eating for your skin? Chat with your A360 aesthetic specialist during your next visit.

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