10 foods for clear skin1 10 Foods for Clear Skin

I don’t have the best skin. For some reason, I didn’t grow out of acne as I got older. Because of this, I’ve become conscious of the fact that we really are what we eat. It’s important to be mindful of what I put in my mouth if I want to be break-out free. To help minimize awkward blemishes and help with cell re-growth, I need to include certain foods in my diet. Here’s a list of my 10 favorite foods for clear skin. Keep in mind that anything with fiber and vitamins A, C and E will be great for your skin. Enjoy!

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beets 290x290 10 Foods for Clear Skin1. Beets: Beetroot is high in vitamin A, potassium, sodium, calcium, magnesium, and vitamin E. All those things are essential for skin health and rejuvenation. When you’re chopping them up, they may stain your fingers but their health benefits will help eliminate toxins from the body and aid in cell turnover (which is essential for keeping pores clear).

blueberries1 290x290 10 Foods for Clear Skin2. Berries: Berries such as strawberries, blackberries, and blueberries are high in antioxidants. The antioxidants and nutrients in these fruits will protect your skin cells so there is less chance for long term damage.

P1170499 1 290x290 10 Foods for Clear Skin3. Dark Greens Veggies: Not only are greens packed with anti-inflammatory properties, they contain a ton of fiber. Fiber helps prevent blood sugar from spiking and breakouts from popping up.  They’re also filled with zinc, and vitamin A and C.

green tea 290x290 10 Foods for Clear Skin4. Green Tea: Green tea contains the antioxidant catechin EGCG and it’s anti-inflammatory property has  a soothing effect on your skin. Green tea also reduces your risk of skin cancer since it helps protect your cells from damaged caused by ultraviolet light.

olive oil 290x290 10 Foods for Clear Skin5. Olive Oil: Healthy fats like olive oil help your skin retain moisture, thus keeping a healthy and youthful appearance.

mackerel 290x290 10 Foods for Clear Skin6. Mackerel: Consuming any oily fish can do wonders for your skin, but one of the best types for clear skin is mackerel. This fish is high in docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acids (EPA) which keep your skin glowing and smooth. Other options are sardines, albacore, and bluefin tuna.

muscle salmon 290x279 10 Foods for Clear Skin7. Salmon: This fish is FILLED with omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, which reduce inflammation in the body. When your skin is inflammed, your cells clog your pores, causing acne.

yogurt 285x290 10 Foods for Clear Skin8. Yogurt: Yogurt contains zinc for cell growth, lactic acid for smooth skin, and calcium to heal dry patches. It’s such a healthy super food. Oh yeah, and priobotics aren’t just great for your stomach, they’re great for clear skin too!

water 290x290 10 Foods for Clear Skin9. Water: It’s important to stay hydrated for a healthy complexion. Drink up!

3702whole grain bread 290x290 10 Foods for Clear Skin10. Whole Grains: Whole grains are filled with anti-inflammatory fiber. Their antioxidants also help stabilize your blood sugar. Just make sure to avoid white breads/pasta/rice/potatoes. The sugar in that stuff will spike your insulin levels and cause breakouts.  Basically just make sure that the whole grains you pick up is high in fiber and low in sugar.

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**Most of these food pictures were found on the internet…I made the awesome intro graphic!**

 

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