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November 26, 2013

Top 10 superfoods for skin

Top 10 superfoods for skin Top 10 superfoods for skin

Last updated: October 24, 2013

Catherine Matthews

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By including our top 10 superfoods for skin into your diet you can get a radiant summer glow. Our nutritionist provides their top skincare tips.
Top 10 superfoods for skin

Ever wondered how you can get glowing skin naturally? Believe it or not, but you can have flawless skin without an expensive facial or nip and tuck. The secret to radiant skin isn’t a complex beauty regime. Skincare products clog up your pores and dull the natural glow of your skin. So what is the magic formula? Simple - a healthy diet that includes at least some superfoods for skin.

The truth behind beauty products

Ever been won over by a make up ad which uses impressive sounding names like lysine? Fancy names like lysine are just protein building blocks or amino acids. They naturally occur in meat, fish and eggs, while fruit is packed with antioxidants. Another name bandied about by skin experts is vitamin E. Skincare products have uses and some even have scientific backing. But eating foods with skin-friendly vitamins will benefit your health as well as your skin.

Top 10 superfoods for skin

Salmon

The foods that are highest in good fats are oily fish and walnuts. These healthy fats help to protect the skin against sun exposure.

Berries

Blueberries, raspberries and strawberries have natural antioxidants that slow down the aging process. They also help to protect against the breakdown of collagen and elastin.

Water

Possibly the easiest sell, although not strictly a food. Water hydrates the skin, so that it looks healthy and youthful.

Dairy

Low fat dairy contains vitamin A, which is one of the most important vitamins of healthy skin. Vitamin A reduces wrinkles associated with natural skin aging.

Avocadoes

As well as being good for your heart, avocadoes are good for your skin health too. They are full of healthy fats that plump up your skin, making it look smooth and youthful.

Tomatoes

Research shows that tomatoes can help to protect your skin against UV damage. They have a ‘miracle ingredient’ – lycopene. People who follow a high lycopene diet had a 30% increase in skin protection from the sun.

Sweet potato

They’re loaded with vitamin C which smoothes wrinkles by stimulating the production of collagen.

Green tea

Not only does green tea contain antioxidants, but it helps fight off skin disorders like warts. Tt’s fabulous for your body and your skin.

Spinach

Packed with beta-carotene, spinach helps to prevent dry skin and is also protective against sunburn.

Almonds

Almonds are full of vitamin E, which clears out toxins, so it looks fresh and clear.

Eat these superfoods for skin and achieve a natural, radiant summer glow all year round.