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For most of us, the ‘I woke up like this’ dream would be flawless, gorgeous skin that needs little more than a quick wash and a slick of moisturiser before being off-to-work ready. In reality, it can be hard to feel confident in naked skin when daily stresses, genes and unhealthy diets can all contribute to breakouts, blemishes and dry, itchy skin.
What we often don’t realise is that clear skin starts from within. Swapping processed and high-sugar foods for ones that are rich in vitamins, antioxidants and ‘good fats’ can often be a better cure than any of the expensive lotions and potions you can buy over the counter.
Foods that are rich in vitamins, minerals and good fats can help skin to become clearer and more radiant – the results noticeable in just a few weeks. The right vitamins and minerals can also help to sooth conditions such as eczema, blemishes, and psoriasis which many suffer with throughout their twenties and thirties. Clear skin is undoubtedly one of the best ways to make yourself feel great and more confident. So to start your new skincare regime today, read on to find out the foods that will help you eat your way to amazing skin:
Avocado is a great source of Vitamin E, which protects the skin from cell damage and promotes healthy skin growth. It also contains a high amount of Vitamin C, which contributes to radiant skin, heals blemishes and reduces skin inflammation. The oil in avocados is also thought to stimulate collagen production, which will help to keep those annoying wrinkles at bay!
Oranges are one of the best sources of Vitamin C, which is a powerful antioxidant that helps to strengthen your immune system and also protects skin cells from the damage caused by free radicals (nasties you pick up from the air and environment around you). Oranges also contain Vitamin A which can help to repair skin after sun damage which in turn, helps to prevent skin cancer.
Watercress is full of antioxidants, which nourish the skin, protect against premature ageing and help to flush out excess toxins and fluids. It’s high in Vitamin C and also beta-carotene – which helps to slow down the ageing of skin and according to some studies, can even reverse the effects of damage.
Without a doubt one of the best things you can do for your skin is to drink a ton of water throughout the day. Water is crucial for healthy skin because it hydrates it and flushes nasty toxins from your body. It also plumps up cells, making them appear fuller and more healthy.
Oily fish is one of the best sources of Omega-3s, ‘good’ fats which encourage the body to produce anti-inflammatory compounds which can go some way to soothing skin conditions such as eczema. The best types to go for? Herring, mackerel, sardines, trout, anchovies and carp.
Brown rice has a low glycemic index, which means it helps to regulate your sugar levels by releasing energy more slowly than processed carbohydrates. This helps to prevent the ‘sugar spike’ you get from highly-refined carbohydrates such as white bread and white rice which lead to an increase in sebum in the skin and more breakouts. Brown rice also contains selenium which reduces inflammation of the skin and helps to maintain elasticity.
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Beth is a Writer and Digital Marketer who founded The Full Agenda as a place to talk about the things that kept her and her friends up at night. Currently working as a Marketing consultant to various SMEs she is a big fan of the startup market and loves technology, apps and anything social media related. When not obsessively checking Google Analytics, she can be found reading, writing or relaxing with a glass of Prosecco.
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