We pay attention to our diet for multiple reasons. To maintain a healthy weight, to ensure we’re getting our necessary nutrients, and simply said, we feel better when we eat better. And while we all have a pretty good understanding on what types of foods to eat if we need an energy boost, or to promote weight loss, or even fight off a nasty head cold, there are also foods we should eat that are better for our skin. These are some of the best (and tastiest) foods to keep your skin feeling fresh.
Chocolate contains high levels of antioxidants, which help improve skin’s overall luminosity. A little bit of chocolate also helps hydrate your skin, and reduce puffiness. So, for a healthy glow, treat yourself to a couple squares a day. The catch? Since it’s the cocoa that has these positive effects on your skin, in order to really reap the benefits, make sure the chocolate you choose is at least 70% cocoa. So, sorry Milk Chocolate Lovers, but that means only Dark Chocolate.
Eating dairy helps make your skin firmer, making it less susceptible to lines and wrinkles. We recommend Greek Yogurt in particular because it has about double the protein content, so it’s better for your skin, and a more well-rounded snack for you.
Omega 3 Fatty Acids
It’s nothing new that Omega 3 Fatty Acids are great for your skin. And, lucky for us, they are in so many great foods. You can find these good fats in Salmon, Walnuts, Oysters, and Cooked Spinach, just to name a few. Omega 3 improves skin’s elasticity, which not only makes our skin look smoother, but also helps our skin be more resilient.
Oatmeal helps keep your blood sugar stable, which helps your body produce the hormones that prevent wrinkles. Steal Cut Oatmeal in particular is best because it is not processed at all, and takes longer for your body to digest. Which, also, keeps your body feeling full for longer.
Now this is a fun one. Not only is eating avocado great for your skin, but you can also apply it directly to your face. Yep, when eaten, avocado is a great source of the antioxidant carotenoids, which helps skin combat the natural weathering from the environment. And when applied directly to skin, avocado helps moisturize and improve overall skin tone. So, make some avocado toast to pair with a DIY avocado face mask for an at-home spa night.
Isn’t it great to know that all those good foods you already love are showing your skin some serious love back? We think so. So, go ahead, and spoil yourself with a little chocolate, or try out that new overnight oats recipe, and always opt in to adding avocado.