Eat Your Way To Beautiful Skin

It should not come as a surprise that what you put in your body shows on the outside. Maintaining a healthy diet directly affects the appearance your of your skin. These super foods will keep your skin in tip-top shape all year long!

Virginia Lowman Jul, 09, 2015

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Breakfast is often thought of as the most important meal of the day, but who knew it could also improve your skin? A cup of yogurt every morning can work wonders on plumping tired skin. Rich in collagen-boosting proteins, greek yorgurt can help smooth the surface of the skin as well as hydrate and sooth sensitve or irritated dry skin.

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This superfruit is packed with Vitamin C. Kiwi stimulates the production of collagen and aids in the reduction of wrinkles and fine lines while also plumping and hydrating skin.

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Experiencing redness or inflammation? Have a cup of green tea. Brew a cup and save the tea bag to apply topically and allow the the anti-oxidants to go to work soothing irritated skin.

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Olive oil is good for more than just boosting flavor, it's also really great for your skin. Two teaspoons a day can aid in fighting free-radicals as well as increase collagen production resulting in younder looking skin. 

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Take back your youth by snacking on green and yellow vegetables. To prevent and fight against fine lines like crows feet, pack a few slices of green and yellow peppers to nibble on throughout the day.

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Dairy products contain hormones that stimulte the production of oil and lead to breakouts. Opting for soy, almond or goat milk in place of whole or skim can help hydrate skin, reduce breakouts, even your complexion and protect skin from bacteria and infection. Soy milk in particular can help reduce hyperpigmentation. Translation: Your morning latte fix may lead to better skin. What more can you ask for out of a cup of joe?

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Legumes: A fancy french word that classifies vegetables such as peas, beans and lentils. Legumes are often high in fiber and rich in zinc, an element essential in fighting breakouts. So, whether you're fighting acne or trying to maintain clear skin, incorpating beans into your diet is sure to be beneficial. 

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The benefits of avocado are endless. Deliciously rich in antioxidants and packed with vitamins, avocado can increase luminosity, boost hydration and fight against wrinkles. It's basically a facelift and a facial all-in-one!

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I'll bet you never knew that eating eggs can soften skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Vowel-vitamin rich (A,C,E and [honarary] B) eggs can do everything from soften your skin to protect and repair it from UV damage. If you're a strictly egg white kind of girl, it may be time to make amends with yolks, as they are packed with biotin and other skin-improving proteins. You don't have to eat a yolk everyday, but a few times a week wouldn't hurt.

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Packed with skin repairing vitamin E, sunflower seeds help shield skin from everything from UV rays to environmental toxins.

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It may be time you fell in love with the cocoa. Yes, we are giving you another reason to eat dark chocolate. You may be one truffle away from glowing skin. Eating chocolate that is at least 70% cocoa can improve luminosity, circulation and hydrate your skin. Case and point: stop cheating yourself out of those trips to Godiva!

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Chock full of vitamins, kale is the Clark Kent of skin superfoods. Increased hydration? Check. Anit-inflammatory? Check. Decrease appearance of dark circles? Check. Blended in a smoothie, cooked or eaten raw, kale is your skin's new best friend.

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Obviously citrus fruits are packed with vitamins that can cure things like the common cold, but did you know they can also double as anti-aging treatments? Vitamin C brightens, plumps and firms tired skin, and protects from environmental toxins. Eat up, drink up, glow up!

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Almonds, walnuts, pistachios and chashews are all packed with vitamin E. These skin-saving gems are delicious and rich in selenium. They work wonders on skin by increasing your white blood cell count, boost hydration to reveal more luminous skin and fight against irritation, bacteria and infection.

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