Has anyone experienced dull or dry skin?
Lately my skin has been feeling a little lackluster, so I did some research on the best foods to include in my diet that will help brighten it up. I’m definitely not perfect when it comes to my diet — I love healthy food, but I also enjoy some comfort food from time to time, and lately a little too much comfort food 😉 . Now that my skin is being affected, it’s time to step up my health game to get it back on track (the one bonus of having sensitive skin — it acts as a motivator).
For radiant skin, eat…
Watercress: A spicy green vegetable with an array of minerals, including calcium and iodine, that help to remineralize the body, getting rid of deficiencies that result in dull skin. It’s high in vitamins A, C, and E, which are useful in treating skin issues, such as acne or eczema. It also enhances your circulation and encourages a healthy blood flow, aiding in the cleansing process of getting rid of toxins in the body, ultimately helping with any skin issues.
Sweet Potatoes: A delicious starchy vegetable that contains antioxidant vitamins A and C, which help to brighten the skin and fight damaging free radicals. (Homemade sweet potato fries are my favorite!)
Acai: This top antioxidant-rich fruit has powerful nutrients that help to renew the skin and protect against aging and free-radical damage. (Find them in the freezer section of your local health food store and include them in your smoothies.)
Cucumbers: Full of enzyme-charged water, vitamins, and electorlites that help hydrate, plump, brighten, and soothe the skin. (Learn more about cucumbers in my previous post and enjoy them in this delicious beverage.)
Figs: Packed with nutrients that help cleanse out toxins and mucus in the digestive tract, allowing for better nutrient absorption, and helping to clear up your skin.
I definitely eat a lot of cucumbers and sweet potatoes weekly, but the rest, I’m not as familiar with. To start, I’ll add some watercress to my salads and acai to my berry smoothies, then I’ll slowly work up the courage to try figs 🙂 .
What are your favorite ways to eat these foods?
I’d love to hear your ideas in the comments below.