3 superfoods to eat for glowing skin

Everyone desires beautiful glowing skin. However, as we age it is becomes harder to maintain a youthful luster.

What to do? Most of us would run to the store and buy a cream that promises us youthful radiance in 7 days.  Unfortunately, most of these potions do not work.

To truly have glowing skin it has to start inside out. Through nourishing your body with the right foods you will give your skin all the nutrients it needs to glow.

These foods will set you up to your path of having and enjoying the beautiful glowing skin

1) Kiwifruit

This tropical fruit is a powerhouse of nutrients. It is rich in vitamin C. An orange has 53.3 mg/100 of vitamin C while the kiwi fruit has 92.7 mg/100 g. Eating one kiwifruit per day will give you the recommended daily intake of 80 mg per day of vitamin C.

Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that helps fight free radicals in the body. Free radicals are caused by exposure to UV radiation, cigarette smoking and excessive consumption of alcohol, unhealthy eating, and pollution. Vitamin C helps in neutralizing the free radicals and reverse skin damage.

Vitamin C is also a building block for collagen. Collagen is the main protein in the skin that gives the skin its strength and elasticity. By consuming kiwifruit, not only do you fight to age by fighting free radicals but also build collagen for a youthful look

2) Fatty fish

Fat is good for your skin. But, the good fat. Salmon, mackerel, tuna, sardines and any other oily fish are rich in omega 3 polyunsaturated fatty acids. These fatty acids get incorporated into the epidermis and form a protective layer that prevents moisture from being lost giving skin a supple and glowing look.

Additionally, Omega 3 fatty acids can improve both dry and oily skin conditions.  Omega 3   helps regulate oil production i.e sebum. Omega 3 fatty acid EPA produces hormones called prostaglandins. These hormones stop the body from producing excess sebum in the case of oily skin which can cause acne. It sounds counterproductive to take oil to improve acne, but consumption of omega 3 does improve the condition.

The opposite is true. Omega 3 increases sebum production for dry skin and reduces skin flaking, redness, and inflammation caused by dry skin. It can also be used to manage exzema and psoriasis common in dry skin.

3) Green tea

This liquid gold is not only good for soothing your nerves but also good for your skin. Green tea is rich in antioxidants. As we discussed earlier, antioxidants are the army you need to fight skin battles. These soldiers will mop up the free radicals in your body and restore your cells to a good balance.

To enjoy further benefits of green tea, you can use it as a steam facial. Not only does the antioxidant work from the inside when consumed as a tea but also externally as a steam facial.

These three foods will set you up on your journey to healthy, glowing skin.

 

 

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