You know that old saying “you are what you eat”? While it sounds cliché, it’s actually kinda true. The food you eat has a huge impact on your body, especially your skin. Eating foods that are filled with antioxidants and healthy fats help to keep you hydrated and healthy so you'll literally be glowing from the inside out.
Fatty fish like salmon are great for your complexion because it’s rich in omega-3 fatty acids and these acids help to keep your skin supple and moisturised. These healthy fats can also help to reduce inflammation, which is often linked to acne and redness. Mackerel, sardines, and herring are also great options for your skin.
The amazing and delicious avo is a great source of healthy fats like polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fatty acids, which are amazing for your skin. Monounsaturated fats help to keep your skin moisturized so it looks healthy and feels super soft and can improve skin texture.
Much like salmon, walnuts are also filled with omega-3 fatty acids that help to protect cell membranes in your skin and keep them strong. Strong cell membranes can retain more water, which helps to keep skin looking smooth and healthy.
While we love a cheeky lil bit of creamy milk chocolate, dark chocolate is actually way better for your skin. Dark choccy is filled with flavonols, which help to protect your skin from sun damage while also helping to improve blood flow to the skin, increasing hydration and improving skin tone.
Blueberries are chockfull of antioxidants as well as vitamin A, vitamin C and vitamin E, which are all amazing for your skin. These antioxidants can brighten up dull-looking skin and give your complexion a smoother appearance. We’re here for delicious tasting skincare like this!
Sweet potatoes contain heaps of beta-carotene, an antioxidant that acts as a natural sunblock and protects your skin cells from the damaging effects of the sun. Sun exposure can cause skin to wrinkle and become dry so beta-carotene helps to prevent this. Sweet potato fries, anyone?