Sometimes, healthy skin starts with healthy foods!
Below you'll find a list of 10 Healthy Foods for Healthy Skin:
Avocados contain healthy monounsaturated fats which are important for healthy-looking skin. Avocados are also packed full of vitamins C, E, K and B6 - all of which are great for your skin!
Blueberries are rich in antioxidants which fight free radicals on your skin caused by environmental pollution and sun damage.
Broccoli is full of many vitamins and minerals that are important for skin health. Broccoli also has a special compound called sulforaphane, which has impressive benefits for your skin. It may have some anti-cancer effects including some types of skin cancer.
Fish contains omega-3 fatty acids that help protect your skin from environmental damage from the sun and pollution. Some great options are salmon, tuna, trout, and flounder. If you're allergic to fish or just don't like fish, flaxseed oil is another excellent omega-3 fat source.
Oats contain healthy soluble fiber which can help regulate healthy cholesterol levels. Oats also contain antioxidants that are good for healthy skin. Oats are one of the best sources of selenium that helps protect against cell damage and infections.
6. Olive Oil
Olive Oil can be used as a healthy cooking oil or added to salads and dressings. This monounsaturated fat is very nutritious for your skin. The antioxidants in olives have been found to have anti-inflammatory benefits, which are important for keeping skin clear from blemishes caused by acne.
Spinach contains beta carotene, lutein, and zeaxanthin - all these nutrients are antioxidants with powerful anti-inflammatory effects that can help keep your skin healthy. Spinach is also a great source of vitamin C and omega-3 fatty acids.
Tomatoes contain lycopene, which is a phytochemical with both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits for your healthy skin. Lycopene has been found to be very beneficial in protecting against sun damage from UVB rays.
Probiotics in yogurt can help your skin stay healthy because the bacteria produce lactoferrin, which has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits. Additionally, probiotics help maintain healthy levels of acids in your digestive tract, which is where you absorb nutrients from food!
10. Dark Chocolate
Yes, dark chocolate also makes it on the list of healthy foods for healthy skin! Dark chocolate contains antioxidants called flavonoids and can help improve blood flow to the surface layers of your skin. It has also been found to protect against sun damage if consumed regularly. The key here is "dark" or at least 70% cocoa content; avoid sugary milk chocolates.
While healthy foods are definitely a good way to improve your skin, you'll also need good skincare products with beneficial ingredients!
Here at Kidskin, we source the highest quality ingredients for healthy skin:
Tea Tree Oil in our T-Blast Cleanser calms redness, swelling, and reduces itching.
Salicylic Acid in our Z-Blast Acne Serum reduces oil and acne while exfoliating and smoothing the skin.
Red Algae Extract in our Sunscreen has powerful cleansing agents and is anti-bacterial.
White Tea Extract in our Calming Moisturizer is rich in anti-oxidants and combats bacteria.
Squalene in our Gentle Moisturizer protects the skin's barrier and seals in moisture.
With a good combination of healthy foods and good quality skincare products, your skin is all set to have a healthy, happy life!