Whether you're in your 30's, getting out of high school or you just want to get rid of those aweful dark circles....these are the best foods to help you STAY looking young!
The oil found in avocados works to toughen your skin while also hydrating it. Another perk? Avocados are full of monounsaturated fatty acids. This is the healthiest type of fat for the cardiovascular system because it doesn't promote inflammation.
Rich in omega-3 fatty acids that have been found to have positive effects on inflammation, depression, heart disease and salmon has beauty benefits for your skin as well.
Contains high levels of beta carotene, which is a precursor to vitamin which is an antioxidant that has been found to decrease the skin’s oil production, and there’s also some evidence that it can improve psoriasis.
Milk is a great source of vitamin D, which plays a critical role in skin development and repair and helps destroy free radicals that cause the skin to age.
BIG dose of vitamin E. This powerful antioxidant helps prevent signs of aging caused by free radicals and may even bolster your skin’s defense against skin cancer. Studies also suggest that vitamin E consumed orally can increase its levels on the skin’s surface, which is good news for those with dry skin.
SAFFLOWER/ SUNFLOWER OIL
High in linoleic acid which helps your skin hold onto water (by helping your skin produce ceramides.) These oils are great to eat or use topically for those with dry skin.
Contains myriad good-for-your-skin vitamins which support collagen production, speeds bruise healing and may even help improve dark under-eye circles.
Spinach has an exceptional lutein content...which helps keep our eyes healthy and bright.
Protective antioxidants that shield your skin from free radicals.
Spices are rich in antioxidants. Some of the best ones are cumin, oregano, and cinnamon, and in addition to making your food taste better, they’ll help protect your skin, too.
Cacao contains high levels of polyphenol antioxidants, but any old chocolate won’t do. Look for high cacao concentrations (high quality chocolates will give a % on the label)
WATERMELON OR WATER-BASED FOODS
Foods high in water content, such as cucumbers, watermelon, apples, peaches, melons, and celery, are some of the best hydrating solutions for your skin. They keep away wrinkles, reduce the water retention that leads to puffiness around the eyes...therefore keep you looking fresh-faced.