Happy start to your new week! As today is Self-care Sunday, I wanted to talk with you about 7 Superfoods for Healthier Skin. I have been struggling with skin conditions and have found that you really are what you eat.
Superfoods have helped me to not only feel healthier but have also provided great benefits to my skin. I can already see the improvements by just switching to some healthier food options.
In today’s post, I will be talking about my 7 favorite superfoods and their benefits to your skin. If you are interested in my self-care challenges, sign up to be a part of Club Vibester Newsletter to receive my password where you can enter my library and download this week’s challenge.
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The great thing about avocadoes is that they are full of so many benefits. According to Livestrong.com, Avocados contain a lot of antioxidants, vitamins, and healthy fats. Vitamin E and vitamin C help protect against free radicals, which are created by your skin during the day through oxidative stress. Biotin, which is part of the B complex vitamins and is also contained in avocados which helps to protect against dry skin and red rashes. Avocados contain healthy poly and monounsaturated fatty acids, both of which guard your skin against sun damage and also makes it moist and soft.
In an article by purefiji, Coconut oil has tons of skin benefits. Coconuts are naturally anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and moisturizing. The fatty acids found in coconut oil nourish your skin making it feel plump and soft while increasing its elasticity. Vitamin E, in particular, keeps your skin feeling smooth and protected from free radicals. You can use it as a makeup remover without having to be afraid of damaging your skin with harsh chemicals. Not only that, but coconut oil has anti-aging properties too.
The great thing about tomatoes is that they help with many skin concerns. According to healthline.com, they help with both uneven skin tones and signs of aging. Tomatoes contain lycopene, a carotenoid, that has shown signs of powerful anticancer effects. Also, they treat skin problem related to sun damage and scarring.
Like tomatoes, Almond Milk also has anti-cancer properties. In an article by StylesAtLife.com, almond-milk is a great source in fighting off cancer-causing cells. Also, the anti-bacterial and anti-infectious properties help stop the spread of harmful bacteria. Almond milk contains vitamin E and A which helps to promote healthy and glowing skin. If you have dry skin, almond milk is great in moisturize your skin for a more hydrated and smoother feel.
Apple cider vinegar is packed with antioxidants. An article from lifehack.org mentioned that the antioxidant properties of apple cider vinegar can help slow down aging and reduce free radicals. It also helps maintain the stability of the acid-base balance in our bodies.
Blueberries are rich in antioxidants that not only fight free radicals but help fight signs of aging. In an article by stylecraze.com, blueberries antioxidants, along with vitamin A and E fight off free radicals to keep skin looking healthy. Also, they have salicylic acid, which helps to unclog pores and remove dead skin for blemish-free looking skin. Not only that but the fiber contained in blueberries helps to prevent your body from expelling yeast and fungus through your skin.
With almost all other superfoods, turmeric contains loads of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. This makes your skin naturally glow and fight against free radicals. According to healthline.com, turmeric can positively impact tissue and collagen. The curcumin found in turmeric helps to even skin tone and heal acne scarred skin. It can also reduce redness from blemishes and help to calm different skin conditions such as eczema.
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What’s your favorite superfood and why do you love it?
I hope you liked learning a little more about why these 7 superfoods for healthier skin are so great. I know that I will continue to be adding more superfoods into my diet as some of these benefits cannot be obtained by just putting them on your skin.
Did you take part in last week’s hydration challenge? You can check it out here and let me know how you did in the comments below. Be sure to stop by next week for another Self-care Sunday topic and challenge.