Dark leafy greens, dark chocolate and citrus are some of the most recommended foods you should include in your daily diet, to beat chronic conditions like heart diseases and diabetes. However, there are also certain foods that can also work wonders on your skin, today I would like to share with you some of my favorites super-foods that not only boost my metabolism (which makes me really happy), but also contribute to a healthier skin. Keep in mind that the way you eat directly affects your hormone balance, create or lessen body inflammation, so make small but significant changes in order to prevent any issues related to skin aging.
Luster and softness are the best two adjectives that come to my mind when I think of salmon for your complexion’s benefits. This type of fish has one of the richest concentrations of Omega-3 fatty acids, these healthy fats provide your skin with amazing benefits; reducing the body’s production of inflammatory substances, decreasing clogged pores, and they can also averting fine lines as well as wrinkles. Moreover, there is enough evidence- based effects that confirms this super-food can actually have a profound positive impact in literally killing tumors, including skin cancer. So, give salmon a go and strive to include it in your daily diet, buy extra fillets and have them frozen, this way you ensure you will have salmon on hand and therefore you keep up your skin’s nutritious regimen. Believe me, you will noticeably experience measurable benefits once Omega- 3 rich fats start working in your body, even if you consume it once per week.
Well, yes! In case you need another great excuse to eat one of the most delicious and wanted snacks, a daily dose of dark chocolate or cocoa can make your skin smoother, better hydrated and less sun sensitive. To explain this a little bit more, it is noteworthy to mention that thanks to its skin- boosting antioxidants, called flavonols, regular consumption of dark chocolate helps to keep your skin moist and well nourish. When combined with caffeine, dark chocolate works wonders as a skin- detoxifier; it sloughs off the dead skin cells and allows the newly exposed, fresh skin to breathe without obstruction. Furthermore, due to multiple factors your skin can be exposed to negative effects; for instance, stress is certainly a huge beauty bummer, consuming a regular dose of dark chocolate amazingly boast stress- relieving qualities, thus your skin become even more glowing and your stress hormones are reduced.
This majestic spice rack staple doubles as a wrinkle- busting anti- inflammatory. Turmeric prevents skin pigmentation, and some other skin disorders such as irregular skin tone, and once you include turmeric frequently in your skin care products, it can give your face the right glow. In addition, it is amazing how great turmeric can function at killing Acne Bacteria; this type of bacteria lives on our skin, and makes acne more inflamed, fortunately this spice boasts powerful antimicrobial properties that may consider really helpful when dealing with this type of skin problem. There are enough researchers that have shown how turmeric can reduce P. acnes bacteria growth in vitro by anywhere, from 50% to 96%; depending on the concentration of turmeric used.
This is a tiny yet powerful food you should slowly incorporate into your nutritious diet, due to its big benefits. Chia seeds are jam packed with Omega-3s, fiber, magnesium, sink and protein, which can offer you plenty of opportunities to have a perfect skin. You just need to mix a spoonful into your favorite smoothie or refreshing drink, in order to immense you skin in hydrating properties. On the other hand, there are some other ways to consume this amazing super-food, for instance, some chia seed oil, two egg whites, and some natural yogurt will excellently function at hydrating, apply this mask and let it act for 10 minutes, rinse well and you will immediately notice the results. Furthermore, chia seeds are great as exfoliating scrub; mix ½ cup coconut oil, 1 teaspoon of lemon juice and 2 teaspoons chia seeds; scrub this mixture gently all over your body, let it act for two minutes and use a wet washcloth to remove; splash cold water on your face when you have finished and enjoy of a glowing skin.
If there is a natural ingredient that truly contributes to improve your complexion, that’s cucumber. This is a very common food you can use in order to rejuvenate your skin. Cucumber juice is excellent, you can actually mix it up with a few drops of fresh lemon juice for a skin glowing and free from scars or pigmentation; strive for including cucumbers as a mid- afternoon snack, with lunch or dinners.