Foods That Make Your Complexion Glow

Glowing Skin

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Who doesn’t want a glowing complexion and healthy skin? One of the best ways to accomplish this is from the inside out. Read through to find the best beauty secrets found simply in the foods you eat. 

 

Vitamin A

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Vitamin A promotes the natural exfoliation of the skin and helps keeps pours from clogging. A spinach salad with tomatoes along with your meals will give you the Vitamin A you need. These foods are also rich in the nutrient:

  • liver
  • red pepper, cayenne pepper, and chili powder
  • sweet potatoes
  • carrots
  • leafy greens
  • cantaloupe 

 

Zinc

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Zinc plays a major role in many functions of the body, including those responsible for great skin. This mineral helps fight acne and has also helped ease the appearance of rosacea in some people. These foods are great sources of zinc:

  • oysters
  • peanuts
  • wheat germ
  • chickpeas
  • sesame seeds
  • low-fat roast beef
  • veal liver 

 

Vitamin E

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Vitamin E is known for protecting your skin from ultraviolet light and free radicals. The very best sources of this nutrient include:

  • sunflower seeds
  • almonds
  • spinach
  • swiss chard
  • turnip greens
  • papaya
  • asparagus
  • bell peppers

 

Vitamin C

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Vitamin C is essential to the production of collagen and elastin in the skin, which deplete as you age, causing wrinkles. Some of the foods richest in vitamin C include:

  • papaya
  • bell peppers
  • broccoli
  • kiwi
  • oranges
  • cauliflower
  • pineapple
  • kale
  • canteloupe

 

Omega-3

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Omega-3 is a healthy fat that replenishes lipids in the skin. Omega-3 nourishes and moisturizes your skin from the inside out. Flaxseed oil added to salad dressing is a great way to add omega-3 to your diet. Walnuts have very high concentrations of omega-3’s also, so throw a few of those in your salad. Other sources of omega-3 include

  • fish
  • beans
  • winter squash  
  • olive oil

 

Probiotics

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In addition to their other health benefits, probiotics help keep the skin soft. You can find these in fermented foods, such as pickles, sauerkraut, and kimchi. These foods are also great sources:

  • miso soup
  • yogurt
  • tempeh
  • dark chocolate

 

Antioxidants

Antioxidants

Our bodies contain free radicals, which damage the skin. Antioxidants help fight off these free radicals. Foods rich in antioxidants include:

  • blueberries
  • strawberries
  • bell peppers
  • cherries
  • prunes
  • Brazil nuts
  • tomatoes

 

Iron

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Iron is essential for a healthy glow. It forms hemoglobin in your blood, improving your complexion. Low iron causes you to become pale and develop noticeable dark circles under your eyes. Foods rich in iron include:

  • green leafy vegetables (spinach, broccoli, etc.)
  • red meat
  • liver
  • eggs

 

Vitamin B Complex

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Vitamin B complex consists of vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, B9 and B12, which play a role in keeping your skin hydrated and smooth. Whole grains are rich in B vitamins, along with foods like:

  • pork
  • seafood
  • kidney beans
  • poultry
  • nuts
  • potatoes
  • bananas
  • eggs
  • citrus fruits
  • milk
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