Clean your face twice a day, use sunscreen, drink water, don’t smoke and get enough sleep. These are five of the basic healthy skin tenants, according to dermatologists.
But there are five more (delicious) things that can help do wonders for your skin, from feeding it important vitamins and nutrients to speeding up cell turnover (which reveals healthier skin faster).
Here are the top five foods you need to be eating for more beautiful skin…
Sweet potatoes contain beta-carotene, which produces vitamin A. Vitamin A increases cell turnover and protects the skin – which is why its derivitives, called retinoids, are such popular skin care product ingredients.
Salmon is loaded with omega-3 fatty acids, which contain alpha-linolenic acid. This decreases dryness and keeps skin soft and smooth. Fatty fish, like salmon, also reduces inflammation.
Blueberries are packed with antioxidants, which protects skin cells, preserves collagen, and helps skin defy wrinkles.
Avocados contain moisturizing vitamin E, as well as protecting against free radicals, similarly to blueberries.They can also provide some UV protection!
Red Bell Peppers
Red bell peppers are an excellent source of wrinkle-fighting, radiance-boosting vitamin C.