More and more people are realizing that diet is very much linked to the issues with our skin, such as acne.
It’s so important to be regularly eating healthy, non-inflammatory foods if we want our skin to be clear and healthy!
I’ve listed down below 5 foods that will help you achieve the skin of your dreams!
What a perfect food to talk about in this fall season! I don’t know about you, but I have fallen in love with this delicious, skin healing food!
Pumpkin is loaded with a ton of vitamin C (a powerful antioxidant), and is rich in vitamin A, which is one of the best vitamins for fighting acne!
It helps to improve the tone and elasticity of your skin by promoting collagen production.
Pumpkin contains B vitamins such as riboflavin, B6, niacin, and folate:
Niacin and folate-both help to improve circulation, helps to heal acne, and improves cell turnover rate.
Riboflavin– helps to prevent dry skin and acne breakouts by maintaining the skins mucus secretion.
Vitamin B6– helps to produce and repair skin cells.
It contains L-tryptophan- which is an amino acid that greatly helps to reduce stress (crucial to keep our hormones balanced!)
Any type of orange, natural food contains beta carotene, which improves skin texture and helps to heal UV damage.
Carrots, oranges, and sweet potatoes share similar benefits.
Salmon is packed full of omega-3 fatty acid’s, which is very anti-inflammatory, and helps to prevent collagen and elastin from breaking down in our skin.
Salmon is high in the good fats that your body needs, and that your skin thrives on!
This helps your skin create a healthy oil barrier that retains moisture, and protects your skin from any pollutants.
It’s rich in vitamin D, which protects against free radicals, UV rays, and aids in skin regeneration.
It’s also a food that greatly helps with anti-aging.
Salmons pink color comes from a chemical compound known as keto Carotenoid, called astaxanthin.
For healthy and clear skin, it’s recommend to eat no more than 3 times per week, and to buy wild caught salmon.
We all know that any kind of dark leafy vegetable has health benefits. But when it comes to healthy skin, one of the best is kale!
Kale is rich in vitamins A, K, and C, iron, and antioxidants.
It helps to balance your omega 3 & omega 6 intake with a 1•1 ratio, which is very important for clear skin.
It’s packed with antioxidants: beta corotene, vitamin c, quercetin, kaempferol, and other flavonoids and polyphenols.
It’s anti-inflammatory, anti-aging, and protects against harmful free radicals.
Because of the high fiber and water that naturally reside in kale, it helps our skin and liver to detox, promoting healthy digestion.
It contains folate and vitamin C which are great immune system boosters!
This super food is incredible for your skin in so many ways!
Blueberries increase circulation, helping to give you that natural glow!
They contain anthocynins, the compound that gives blueberries its beautiful blue color!
These powerful antioxidant help to protect the elastin and collagen levels, by shielding your skin from free radicals.
They contain a ton of vitamin C- an antioxidant that greatly helps collagen production to stay high and healthy.
Wild blueberries improve skin tone, and can even help to balance hormones (which is great for acne prevention)!
they are also anti-inflammatory and anti-aging!
Regular blueberries also share many of these benefits, but having wild blueberries has that extra punch of skin clearing benefits!
This brightly colored fruit is not only delicious, but also very healing for your skin!
Avocado helps to promote the production of collagen in the skin, which improves your skins texture and tone.
It contains a great amount of vitamin E, which helps you to have that healthy glow by reducing UV damage, and vitamin C, helping to calm inflammation.
It contains very healthy fats as well as lecithin, potassium, and many more nutrients, that help keep your skin moisturized and healthy!
Since I’ve been struggling with acne, I’ve been trying to incorporate each of these foods in my diet more regularly!
It feels good to know that I’m filling my body and feeding my skin with all of these amazing benefits!
If you missed the blog post all about the Worst Foods For Acne, go read about what foods to limit from your diet!