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Foods For Amazing Skin

Tuesday, 18 February 2014 22:11  by Emily S.

foods for skin

We don’t have to empty our pockets to get happy, glowing skin. A quick trip to the produce aisle will get us on our way to healthy skin. Here are a few ingredients to add to your next shopping list:

Avocado: Avocados are very moisturizing to our skin because they are plentiful in Vitamin E. They contain an effective amount of monosaturated fat and potent antioxidants to help nourish skin even when eaten. The avocado’s oil contains vitamins A, B1, pantothenic acid and fatty acids, which can help heal dry skin, including eczema.

Basil: Basil might not be one that you’ve heard of for skin care before. Nevertheless, this underrated herb can do a lot to achieve healthy looking skin. Studies have shown the oil in basil can help combat bacteria that cause blemishes. Basil even has phytochemicals that lower the stress related hormone; cortisol, reducing anxiety and helping us feel more relaxed.

Tomatoes: Whether it’s a fruit or a vegetable, one thing is for sure; tomatoes are excellent for our skin! Along with antioxidants such as beta-carotene, vitamin E and vitamin C, tomatoes also contain lycopene. This phytochemical helps protect our skin against sun damage.

Eggs: Eggs have almost too many health benefits to list because they are loaded with vitamins, minerals, amino acids and protein. They have Vitamins A and D that help the development of new cell growth. The iron in eggs help our skin cells get the oxygen they need. Eggs also contain selenium, which triggers skin-protecting enzymes in our cells.

Pomegranates: Pomegranates are excellent for skin health. The oil is excellent at treating dry skin and also increasing the production of collagen to help fight wrinkles. Pomegranates have been shown to accelerate the repair of skin from cuts and scrapes.

Last modified on Tuesday, 18 February 2014 22:18

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