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The Top 5 Foods You Should Be Eating For Healthier, Clearer Skin

It’s no secret that gorgeous-looking skin is achieved from the inside out. Yes, makeup can enhance the appearance of skin but, if your natural skin isn’t healthy to begin with, there’s only so much makeup can do.

Diet has a huge impact on the quality of our skin, something many people wrongly underestimate. What you eat is almost guaranteed to have an effect on how healthy and clear your skin is, meaning diet should be your no.1 method of maintaining a fresh-faced, glowing complexion certain to improve your self-esteem and boost inner confidence!

Here’s 5 key foods you need to be including in your diet if achieving healthier, clearer skin is something you’re striving towards.

 

1. Sunflower Seeds

Due to their impressively high levels of vitamin E, sunflower seeds are perfect for keeping your skin supple and young-looking.

Better still, the sky-high vitamin content is able to successfully protect your skin’s top layers from the sun, reducing the negative effects of sun damage and keeping your skin radiant all year long.

A small handful per day is all you need. And, as sunflower seeds are loaded with essential fatty-acids, they can work wonders for dry lips too if you break them up and apply them directly!

 

2. Dark Chocolate

Whilst chocolate in general has the reputation for being super unhealthy, dark chocolate has many surprising benefits for your skin.

Cocoa has been clinically proven to hydrate the skin, making it suppler yet still firm for that tight, young-looking appearance. And, due to the high concentration of cocoa found in dark chocolate, it’s a secret winner for skin hydration!

2 squares of 70%-cacao chocolate should be more than enough to hydrate and enhance your skin’s luminosity.

 

3. Red & Yellow Peppers

Packed full of beta-carotene, a nutrient proven to act as a natural sun block, eating bell peppers is a sure-fire method of naturally protecting your skin from sun exposure.

Red and yellow peppers typically have the highest levels of this particular nutrient, as well as being a great source of vitamin C – an antioxidant responsible for producing collagen to keep skin strong, supple and firm.

In fact, studies have shown that people who eat high amounts of vitamin C within their diet have a much lower chance of having dry, wrinkled skin. If that’s not a skin-loving reason to regularly eat peppers, we don’t know what is!

4. Green Tea

A great substitute for the typical English Breakfast tea most of us enjoy in the mornings, green tea has been consistently found to reduce skin redness, inflammation and maintain elasticity on a long-term basis.

Better still, green tea contains an impressive number of antioxidants found to protect skin against sun damage and improve moisture levels. All in all, green tea is a multi-functional skin-boosting drink that’s superbly affordable and easy to include into your daily diet!

 

5. Pomegranates

One of the most antioxidant-packed fruits there is, pomegranates are ideal for regulation blood flow within the skin to promote a healthy, rosy complexion.

One pomegranate per day is likely to provide the best results. But, if you find preparing pomegranates too time-consuming (the seeds are renowned for being fiddly!), a couple of glasses of pomegranate juice daily will be equally effective.

And there you have it – 5 easily-accessible foods you can instantly incorporate into your diet for skin improvement. Not only will your skin look visibly clearer and healthier, but you’ll also be protecting it against future damage too!

 

For more information on how you can enhance the effects of these foods to achieve an all-round more radiant, young-looking complexion, take a look at our extensive range of non-surgical skin treatments specifically tailored to treat a variety of skin complaints.