5 Foods that may help clear your skin
With 2023 just starting, I want to cover all my bases for the new year and keeping my skin as clear as I can is definitely on my list! Skin health has been a huge priority of mine in the last year and I only want to continue to improve the health of my skin throughout 2023. So I decided to do some research for us and gather just a few household food items that can help keep your skin healthy and glowing all year round.
Next time you are shopping for a leafy green in your salads for the week, pick some spinach! Surprisingly, spinach has a lot of amazing benefits for the skin including anti-aging and renewing. The vitamin C in spinach is vital to the skin’s production of collagen and vitamin A helps to strengthen the skin as well as reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Can’t shop spinach? Shop our Green Reset Anti Aging Raw Juice Sheet Mask
Have you ever thought about putting tomatoes on your skin? Well, maybe now you will because there is some interesting research revealing its benefits to the skin. In general, tomatoes are very healthy and contain antioxidants, vitamin C, potassium, vitamin A, vitamin B, and magnesium. Because tomatoes are full of vitamin C and antioxidants, eating them could help provide you with youthful skin and reduce the amount of cell-damage in the body.
Now who doesn’t love blueberries?! I think they are the perfect snack, dessert and even a topping on your morning yogurt. If you love blueberries as much as me then you’re in luck because guess what? They’re amazing for your skin too! Blueberries are extremely high in antioxidants which can help fight the signs of aging. The small fruit also contains anthocyanin which helps to support collagen synthesis, keeping your skin youthful and plump. If you don’t have blueberries on hand, shop our Blueberry Coconut Firming Plant-Based Milk Mask.
If you suffer from acne and oily skin then you should pick up a glass of green tea every once and awhile. The EGCG in green tea has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial properties which can help reduce and treat acne. EGCG is also an anti-androgenic which can limit the sebum excretions in the skin. Excess oils on the skin can often lead to new pimples, so by reducing the sebum production, green tea can assist with clearing your skin.
If you suffer from breakouts and acne, dairy-milk could also be the culprit! Studies have shown a link between dairy milk and acne, so a quick and easy swap for your skin is to switch to over plant-based milks! Though coconut milk may not actively fight your breakouts, limiting your dairy intake can help to significantly reduce acne flare ups on the skin. Shop our Plant-Based Milk Mask Set.
Now, all these may not leave you with absolutely perfect skin, but perfect skin is not realistic. These foods can help to improve your skin’s health and texture in some way and are great to add into your everyday diet. I will definitely be keeping these food items in mind the next time I go shopping for groceries and will try to implement all of these ingredients throughout my day as much as I can!