Written By Sheila Hui.
SuperFood x SkinFood
While there are endless beauty products to help make us glamazons beautiful from the outside, there are also a ton of diet tips to help beautify us from the inside! We’re talking about superfoods and other delicious beauty hacks to help jumpstart your beauty regime starting from nutrition. Cut back on processed foods high in sugars and start getting those healthy glows going. Here are the top foods you can add heaping helpings of to your plate to make that skin luminous!
We’re obsessed with avocados. Obsessed. From avocado toast to extra guac on everything and avo heavy salads, avo smoothies and more, we could literally eat this delectable fruit (yes, technically it’s a fruit) for every meal of the day. Avocados are full of the good kind of fat, aka the kind that will keep your skin supple and plump. They’re also rich in antioxidants such as vitamin E, beta-carotene and lutein which fight aging and improve skin’s density and overall appearance.
Walnuts & Almonds
Not all nuts are made equal. Walnuts and almonds make our list for their pro-skin benefits that put them miles ahead of other nuts. Almonds are a dense source of vitamin E and fatty acids – two sources of great skin. Walnuts are stocked with omega-3 fats that keep skin moist and plump. Delicious.
Yes, yes, we know. Kale is on pretty much every superfood list there is – but for good reason. It’s filled to the brim with antioxidants which we know are endlessly key to making your skin just lovely. It’s also a good source for copper which helps shield your skin from the sun and prevent sunspots. (But don’t count on kale alone for sun protection – always use SPF when outside.)
Not only for pies around Thanksgiving, pumpkin is delicious when used in savory and healthy dishes year round as well. Aside from being rich in vitamins A, E and C, these gorgeous gourds are also rich in alpha hydroxy acids which aid in brightening skin. Save the seeds to roast and snack on as well as they pack a punch in zinc which assists in skin healing.
Water Water and More Water
Drink water. Tons of it. We cannot stress this one enough, beauty addicts! While 8-10 glasses is beneficial for countless health problems and glowing skin is definitely one of them. Water hydrates skin and keeps it replenished as well as maintaining its elasticity. (And elasticity prevents wrinkles, glamazons!) It also delivers essentials nutrients to our skin cells thereby improving its appearance. We’ll cheers to that!