We all want a healthy complexion that make us glow. While some of us are born with this type of skin others have to work harder to get it. Sometimes, it all has to do with your diet. Processed foods can zap its luster, while the antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals in fresh produce can illuminate our skin from within.
Eat fruit and veg rich in Vitamin C such as blackcurrants, blueberries, broccoli, kiwi fruits, oranges, papaya, strawberries and sweet potatoes; they all help to produce collagen that strengthens the capillaries that feed the skin.
Increase you intake of Omega-3 and Omega-6, both essential fatty acids. You will find omega-3 in oily fish such as salmon and tuna but plant sources like linseeds and flax oil are good too.
Drink Plenty of Water to hydrate your skin, it’s doesn’t always have to be on it’s own you can have green tea or add some lemon. Coffee, juices and caffeinated tea’s don’t count.
Foods rich in Vitamin E, such as almonds, avocado and hazelnuts.
Zinc-rich foods, such as wheatgerm, liver, pumpkin seeds, sardines and oysters, help to repair skin damage and keep it soft and supple.
Enjoy Antioxidant rich food such as berries, black grapes, Brazil nuts, broccoli, carrots, cherries, chestnuts, hazelnuts, kale, raisins, papaya, peas, peppers, prunes, spinach, sweet potatoes and tomatoes.
Of course remember to use sunscreen, to cover up in the direct sun light, use a moisturizer and to wash your face twice a day to bring out your natural glow.