4 CLEAR SKIN FOODS FOR A FLAWLESS COMPLEXTION
You are what you eat. Not only is your skin affected by the products you put on your body, the condition of your skin is also a reflection of the food you put in your body.
Nobody enjoys waking up with a red, inflamed blemish (or two or three) on their face. The truth is, problem skin isn’t simply something that comes around during your teenage years. Around 20% of women suffer from acne and frequent breakouts well into their 20s and 30s, which can be caused by anything from stress to hormone fluctuations and more.
For those of you who experience frequent breakouts, why not try combining your skin-clarifying products with a clear skin diet?
To get you off to a good start, below are 4 nutrient-rich foods that give you glowing, flawless skin from the inside out:
1) Nuts & Seeds-
Deficiencies in minerals such as zinc and selenium are often linked to problem skin. Nuts and seeds are a great source of minerals that many acne sufferers are lacking. Nuts also contain healthy fats and other nutrients such as Vitamin E, copper, magnesium, calcium and iron which are all essential to skin health and function.
2) Leafy greens-
Skin-loving leafy green ingredients like kale, spinach and broccoli sprouts contain a full range of vitamins and potent levels of magnesium, calcium, potassium,folate and phosphorus. They not only clear your skin but also very anti-aging!
3) Sweet Potatoes-
When you’re stressed, your hormone-regulating adrenal gland releases high levels of cortisone, and this imbalance of hormones can result in a nasty pimple or two. The solution? Combat stress and boost your mood by regulating your blood sugar levels. You can do this by eating complex carbohydrates (the healthy vitamin-packed kind) like sweet potatoes. Root vegetables including sweet potatoes and carrots also contain high levels of vitamin A which, when digested, can help improve skin circulation and oxygenation.
4) Spices and Herbs-
Most of us think of fruits and vegetables as antioxidant sources, but surprisingly, herbs and spices pack the most punch. Spices contain all of the things that healthy skin craves: high levels of antioxidants, anti-inflammatory agents, and nutrients. Herbs have many healing elements and medicinal properties that benefit the skin and body.
What I love about Eminence Organics Skincare Products is that they are handmade products sourced with leafy greens, fruits, herbs and spices like Hungarian paprika that provide a powerful combination of antioxidants, minerals and stimulating spices for Healthy and glowing skin!