Top Five Foods to Make Your Skin Glow

There is so much varying advice when it comes to taking care of your skin. Whilst one person swears by one thing, another person might be totally against it altogether! However, even though it can be confusing, skincare is definitely something that we should pay attention to – especially as we age!

As a teenager, I wasted a lot of money using different skin care products, trying to find an amazing product to do absolutely everything I wanted it to do. It’s only when I stopped looking at creams and lotions and turned to food that I found a genuine answer! By eating a well balanced, plant based diet, your skin will soon begin to glow and feel a great deal healthier.

Although eating well and eliminating animal products will get you on the road to having better skin, there are certain foods that you can aim to include to speed the process up. These five foods are my top suggestions!

figs_theflexifoodieFigs

Figs are full of vitamins and minerals that aid the body in the process of removing toxins and mucus from the body. It is only when these things exit the body that your skin will truly have a chance to shine. It’s easy to include figs in your diet and they’re delicious whether eaten on their own or even in a smoothie. Blending them down into a smoothie is actually a great idea as more antioxidants are released as the seeds become pulverised!

cucumber_theflexifoodieCucumbers

The enzyme-rich water in cucumbers makes them perfect for improving the health of your skin. Cucumbers are also packed with B vitamins, calcium, magnesium, potassium and iron. All of these things combine together to create some serious hydration.

rocket_theflexifoodieRocket

Rocket (or Arugula as we know it in the States!) is rich in Vitamin A which has shown to help with acne. It is even thought that a Vitamin A deficiency could be partially responsible for the occurrence of acne. On top of that, rocket is highly alkaline which assists in cleansing and neutralising toxins in the blood system. This in turn contributes to the overall health of our skin!

almonds_theflexifoodieAlmonds

Like most nuts, almonds are a great source of Vitamin E. Vitamin E is the antioxidant found in human epidermal tissue and goes a long way to promoting smooth, supple skin. It is particularly important to up your Vitamin E intake if you have unwittingly allowed the sun’s UV rays to cause damage to your skin.

Red Bell Peppers

Red bell peppers are so incredibly high in Vitamin C that they actually help to regenerate collagen in the body! Although they are technically a fruit, red bell peppers are very low in sugar which makes them perfect to snack on throughout the day. They also contain silicon which has been shown to help keep wrinkles at bay by strengthening the connective tissue!bellpepper_theflexifoodie

So there you have it, five great food choices that will have you positively glowing! Why not include all of these things in one incredible salad to really take advantage of their fantastic benefits!

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25 Comments Add yours

  1. runcolbyrun says:

    I can use a little skin help these days! Nice post!! {She mumbles with a mouth full of figs.}

  2. awax1217 says:

    My wife loved this. She is a veggie and loves natural stuff. I have changed over the years and now see the wisdom of this. High decrees of nitrated meats can only poison your body. Harshness is in the meats and the steroids are harmful.

  3. Enjoyed this post: most I eat daily. I trade dates for figs.

  4. This is another excellent, well researched post once again. Well done! (Many people cut off the skin of the cucumber but that’s where the vitamin A is found.) Blessings,

  5. I love figs! I raast them in a low oven with orange zest and cinnamon. Then use them to add interest to other dishes – or just eat them on their own. Thanks for the post!

  6. Obviously, that word was meant to be “roast”.

  7. Malar says:

    Reblogged on Malar’s kitchen. Excellent article…

  8. swethadhaara says:

    wow, so nice presentation!! Well done and thanks for sharing beauty secrets. Waiting for more!!

  9. Alma Campos says:

    Reblogged this on Alma Campos and commented:
    Top Five Foods to Make Your Skin Glow

  10. taplatt says:

    Thanks for this. I definitely see a difference in my skin when I eat healthily — or rather, I see a difference (more breakouts) when I DON’T eat healthily.

  11. More figs and almonds? Yes please!

  12. Lilly Sue says:

    Awesome! Thanks for the list. All but figs are in my regular diet 🙂

  13. Love my almonds and red peppers. Figs fell off my radar screen – this brings them back in. Thanks.

  14. Ana Sana says:

    Reblogged this on Ana Sana and commented:
    Simple yet important info!

  15. gapmuse says:

    Reblogged this on gapmuse and commented:
    Love this post! Great tips for anyone who wants to keep their skin looking healthy.

  16. angelikagrhn says:

    Gefällt mir gut der Beitrag, auch ich werde umdenken und meine Ernährung umstellen. Daaanke

  17. sh says:

    This post couldn’t have come at a better time for me. I’m having a major breakout and know I need to change my diet and skincare routine as I’m in an evil cycle at the moment. Fortunately I actually like a lot of the foods you’ve pin-pointed so I just need to up my intake and I reckon I’ll be OK. *Puts Jaffa Cake down*.

    Thanks for the post.

  18. Tabitha says:

    Well, well I never realised that rocket was arugula across the pond.

  19. sirfelion says:

    I use ground brown flaxseed, seems to give the skin a nice glow. Thanks for following my blog.

  20. sia roy says:

    nice post..i really like this post.

  21. marycheshier says:

    Reblogged this on Travels with Mary and commented:
    Fabulous article. Thanks for sharing!

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