Food for your skin

You know the mantra, you are what you eat. If you want healthy, beautiful skin, you need to eat healthy, beautiful food. According to nutritionists, this is what you need to eat if you want a smoother, vibrant complexion:

Oysters, leafy greens and nuts

If you want glowing skin, you need to eat your oysters, leafy greens and nuts. These foods are packed full of iron, which prevents your skin from getting pale and keeps dark circles around your eyes away.

Cilantro, parsley, kale and asparagus

Want elastic skin that is more resistant to wrinkles? You need to get a good dose of Vitamin K everyday, something that you can find in these hyper-green foods. Make it a habit to snack on parsley and you won’t just be getting your Vitamin K – you’ll have fresher breath, too.

Kefir, yogurt, watercress, Chinese cabbage

As the weather gets cooler, the air gets drier, and that means your skin will need all the hydration it can get. Calcium helps your skin better retain moisture, so stock up your favourite calcium-rich foods.

Mussels, nuts and pumpkin seeds

You know that collagen is one of the building blocks of healthy, youthful skin. With age, collagen levels deteriorate and that’s why you’re left with wrinkles and sagging. Get enough manganese in your diet, and you’ll slow down that deterioration. Manganese is beneficial in collagen production. You can find it in mussels, nuts and pumpkin seeds.

Berries, bananas, pomegranates and eggplant

Do you want glowing skin? Boost your blood circulation by eating berries, bananas, pomegranates and eggplant. These are loaded with anthocyanin, which helps your skin get more oxygen and other nutrients through your blood.

 

 

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