The SKIN DIET (Part 2 the “good” foods)

imagesGet Glowing with Chocolate

Cocoa hydrates your skin, making it firmer and more supple, and dark chocolate contains high levels of flavonols, a potent type of antioxidant. For maximum flavonol content, eat chocolate that’s at least 70 percent cacao. A couple of squares a day should be enough to improve luminosity. When applied topically, the caffeine in chocolate may temporarily reduce skin puffiness.

images12Prevent Wrinkles with Yogurt

The protein you get from eating dairy helps skin become firmer, so it’s more resistant to lines, Greek yogurt is especially beneficial. The protein content is often double that of regular yogurt. Eat a single serving daily to make your complexion smoother.

pomegranate-023Protect with Pomegranates

They’re packed with polyphenol antioxidants. Polyphenols fight free radicals and regulate skin’s blood flow, giving it rosiness. One pomegranate or a few glasses of juice daily should do the trick. When applied to skin, the fruits’ antioxidants help smooth lines and moisturize.

images34Soften Skin with Walnuts

Walnuts contain omega-3 essential fatty acids, which can improve skin’s elasticity. The nuts are also loaded with copper, a mineral that boosts collagen production. Snack on a handful of walnuts each day to improve your complexion’s texture.

images45Zap Zits with Kidney Beans

They’re high in zinc, and studies indicate a correlation between blemishes and low zinc levels. That may be because of zinc’s healing properties. Have a four-ounce serving of kidney beans to help you stay in the clear. In addition, studies show topical zinc to be as effective against acne as antibiotics are.

Oatmeal-Quick-Detail6Look Younger with Oatmeal

Steel-cut oatmeal is less processed than other varieties, so it retains more vitamins. Plus, it takes longer to break down in your body, which helps keep your blood sugar stable. This is important because studies found that spiked blood sugar elevates your body’s level of androgens, hormones that can contribute to wrinkles. Oats are also exceptionally skin healing.

greentea37Calm Redness with Green Tea

It’s very high in antioxidants, particularly one named EGCG, which is proved to reduce redness. Studies have also demonstrated that green tea helps fight inflammation. Sip at least one cup of green tea a day.

images58Fight Crow’s-Feet with Peppers

Women who eat green and yellow vegetables regularly tend to have fewer wrinkles, especially around the eyes. Also, studies found that carotenoids — the antioxidants in yellow and orange veggies — can decrease skin’s sensitivity to the sun. Aim for about two cups of peppers daily.

images69Brighten Up with Sunflower Seeds

Loaded with vitamin E, sunflower seeds keep your skin supple by protecting its top layers from the sun. Eat a handful daily. A high essential-fatty-acid content makes sunflower seed oil a treat for parched body parts, such as lips and heels, when topically applied.

18 thoughts on “The SKIN DIET (Part 2 the “good” foods)

  1. Reblogged this on Haute Imaginarium and commented:
    Hi Beauty Lovers,
    These skin diet tips really inspired me, so I am excited to reblog this post from Stylebreakdown. (thank you Stylebreakdown!) I had an “aha” moment last night, it’s one of those things that applies to the saying, “So deep in the forest, you can’t see the trees.” I came across an eyeball exercise video on youtube, and this led me to realized that I am letting myself get too stressed lately, kind of a good type of hyper stress, but still, from what they said in the eyeball exercise video, it’s being too wound up and that tension that can cause blurry vision. My eyes all of a sudden became nearsighted, but it comes and goes. So, I am going to chillax a little more, but still stay productive.. I’ll let you know if this works, lol. I’m listening to calming ambient music this morning which feels very soothing. Plus, I love this skin diet advice, I think it fits in well with my new relaxed lifestyle approach. 😉 Have a peaceful and beautiful day!

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