8 skin clearing foods

 
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Diet, exercise, stress, sleep, makeup, dirt… no matter how you look at it, you can’t escape the multiple factors that affect your skin. but if you can’t escape it, why not work to properly maintain the skin you’re in? even by modifying your diet slightly, while still consuming wholesome and delicious foods, you’re bound to glow from the inside out.

8 foods that ultimately improve your skin include:

Nuts-
Filled with minerals like zinc and selenium, nuts have combative properties that boost skin function and help relieve acne. grab a handful of almonds or sprinkle some pumpkin seeds on a salad and you’re already working to improve your skin!

Green smoothies-
Throw in your favorite greens, which inherently have skin boosters, with avocado and chlorophyll. avocado contains healthy fats and nutrients that produce collagen, while chlorophyll works to oxygenate the skin, leaving it glowing.

Water-
A no brainer! water not only keeps you hydrated, but it keeps your skin moisturized and helps flush away toxins that would otherwise make your complexion worse. 

Berries-
Not only do berries have countless antioxidant properties, but they contain both vitamin c, which helps increase elasticity in your skin, and fiber, which will keep you feeling fuller longer so that you don’t give into cravings that negatively impact your skin.

Tomatoes-
Packed with vitamin c that keeps the skin firm, and lycopene, which stimulates circulation, giving you that hard to achieve rosy complexion. 

Sweet potatoes-
These veggies will keep you hydrated, making your skin more firm and moisturized, as well as help enhance your skin’s color. eat enough of these and you’ll have a bronze, orangey glow too!

Whole grains-
Foods like quinoa and brown rice, which are low on the glycemic index, not only keep us fuller for longer, but help regulate our sugar levels and are packed with antioxidants fight off acne-causing agents.

Brussels sprouts-
Loaded with nutrients like vitamins A and C and folate, eating these veggies can help protect the skin against sun damage as well as promote collagen for elasticity. don’t knock em till you’ve tried em! 

As always, refined sugars and processed foods are proven to make your skin look exponentially WORSE. instead of eating a sugary snack, opt for throwing in berries in a smoothie. instead of chowing down on white bread, try eating a salad with whole grains and leafy vegetables, tomatoes, or brussels sprouts! trust me, your skin and mirror will both thank you.