Foods that feed the Skin
As well as reaching for the latest skin serum why not look to your food for the answer to a smooth, radiant complexion. In addition to nourishing your skin from within, some foods are also very effective at treating your skin from the outside when made into masques, rubs & exfoliators etc. It’s interesting to note that most of the foods listed below are being researched by the leading skincare companies and also feature in their latest skin care and creams.
The first of our foods is also on the anti ageing list and in fact most of the foods below feature on in our Age Fighting Foods list so these really are super-foods.
If you leave out these foods from your food intake in favour of low fat and diet options your body may look thinner and so you may think you look younger but your skin will look older – at beflattered.com we think its better to look healthy and radiant rather than old and skinny.
And don't forget that supplements should be supported with a Multi Vitamin and Mineral Supplement to unlocked their potential.
- Contains Vitamin E which strengthens the collagen in the skin
- Packed full of great oils they contain 20 vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients all beneficial for great, clear skin and hair.
- Acts as a nutrient booster by unlocking the nutrients in other foods.
- Contains Vitamin C and E powerful anti-ageing vitamins
- Contain good fats great for dry, undernourished skins
And they make a great face mask too see recipe:
But if you don't like Avocado you can find their vitamin benefits in a supplement.
Nuts and Seeds
- Great source of Vitamin E which is an anti-oxidant
- Maintains good skin because they contain a good source of essential fatty acids
- Slows down signs of ageing in the skin and restores dry damaged skin
- Keeps skin lubricated and soft
- Walnuts contain linoleic acid prevents skin thinning
But if you don't like Nuts or seeds you can find their vitamin benefits of essential fatty acids and Omega 3 and Vitamin E in a supplement
Vegetable Oils – Olive and Flaxseed
- Contains Vitamin E which makes skin supple
- Anti-inflammatory reduces saggy skin
- Anti –inflammatory prevention of wrinkles forming
- Soothes and repairs damaged skin
- Improves skin texture
And you can use it topically not only on the face but on the hair and body too. In most of these masques olive oil or flaxseed oil is a vital ingredient.
But if you don't like vegetable oils or olive oil you can find the vitamin benefits of Vitamin E in a supplement
Foods containing Vitamin A in the form of beta-carotene and Vitamin C
- Mango, strawberries, carrots, sweet potatoes, apricots for example
- Fruits and vegetables receive their colour from the amount of beta-carotene they contain.
- Is a precursor to Vitamin A – vital for skin health
- Protects cells from free radical damage
- Maintains healthy and younger looking skin
- Anti-ageing protection
Strawberries not only make a great face masque but are also reputed to make your teeth whiter.
But if you don't like fruit you can find the vitamin benefits in a supplement containing Vitamin A in the form of beta-carotene and Vitamin C.
Omega 3 packed food vital to many processes in the body and great for glowing skin
- Prevents ‘thickened’ skin
- Prevents the production of Arachidonic acid which is the precursor to wrinkle
- Reduces inflammation associated with pimples and acne
- Keeps skin moist and prevents sagging
- Remedies dry, cracked skin
But if you don't like oily fish you can find the Omega 3 benefits in a supplement
Learn to like it!!! It is an acquired taste but worth trying it a couple of times because it is packed with anti-inflammatory anti-oxidants.
- Protects against skin cancer
- Repairs cell damage
- Maintains a healthy, younger, looking skin
- Slows down wrinkles caused by the sun
But if you don't like green tea you can find the anti-inflamatory and anti-oxidant benefits in a supplement.