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20 Foods to Improve Your Skin Health

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Our skin is the largest organ of the body and needs to be taken care of. A simple way to keep it healthy is by adding these food into your daily diet. Their natural vitamins, minerals and proteins will help make your skin beautiful and keep it that way.

Chocolate

Chocolate

Eating a couple pieces of at least 70% cacao will help with skin hydration and firming.

Yogurt

Yogurt

The protein from dairy (yogurt contains twice the amount of milk) help make skin firmer.

Pomegranates

Pomagranite

They contain polyphenol antioxidants that can regulate skin blood flow causing healthy rosiness.

Walnuts

Walnut

The omega- 3 fatty acids from them give skin elasticity. They also contain copper that boots skin collagens for softness.

Peppers

Peppers

Yellow and orange vegetables contain carotenoids which helps with sun sensitivity and crow’s feet wrinkles.

Sunflower seeds

Sunflower-Seeds

The seeds have vitamin E which hydrate and brighten skin.

Kidney beans

Kiddeney-Beans

Kidney beans contain zinc, which is a key ingredient used to clear up zits.

Soy

Soy-Beans

Soy contains minerals and proteins that even out skin tone.

Oatmeal

Oatmeal

Oatmeal is known to lower blood sugar, which can be a cause of breakouts if it’s unstable. It also has vitamins that will help fix wrinkling.

Green tea

Green-Tea

Green tea has EGCG antioxidants that can calm skin redness.

Strawberries

Strawberry

Strawberries have vitamin C, known to help with wrinkles.

Olive oil

Olive-Oli

Olive oil has antioxidants and anti-inflammatories for smooth and radiant skin.

Pumpkin

Pumpkin-Seeds

The seeds from the pumpkin contain carotenes that heal wrinkles. They also have vitamins C, E, A and enzymes that are skin clearing.

Nettles

Nettle

These leaves can act as an anti- inflammatory and help clear up eczema and acne.

Dark berries

Berries

Berries have skin clearing antioxidants.

Peppermint

Mint

Peppermint is acne cleansing.

Tomatoes

tomato

Tomatoes have vitamin C, which helps make skin firm. The lycopene that causes their red color can also help with skin circulation.

Watercress

Watercress

Watercress has antioxidants and the minerals, manganese, carotene and potassium which are all cleansing and nourishing.

Fennel

Fennel

Fennel flushes out excess fluid and toxins from the body and reduces swelling.

Brown rice

Brown-Rice

Brown rice helps with blood sugar levels, like oatmeal, which can cause acne if unstable. It also has B vitamins, proteins, selenium and magnesium which can help clear up skin.

Josey graduated from Malone University with a communication arts degree with an emphasis in public relations and marketing minor. She was the editor in chief of the student newspaper, The Aviso. When she was about 12 years old she read her first magazine and instantly knew she wanted to write for one. She absolutely loves telling a story through her writing.

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