Avocados are a great way to get some vitamin E and C within your diet and it doesn’t hurt that they’re also a great addition to your breakfast aesthetic! With summer approaching, getting a good dose of vitamin E is a great way to prevent UV damage from the sun and with a combination of Vitamin C, wrinkles and signs of aging can be reduced through its collagen-producing effects. If you’re not a fan of avocados on their own, mashing them up to create a side of guacamole or dicing small pieces into a tomato salsa is also an easy solution!
Berries in general are a great source of antioxidants that help reduce signs of aging and give a flexible, bouncy, rejuvenated look and feel to our skin. Blueberries are particularly high in these antioxidants, nutrients, and fiber, and have been proven to help support your skin against acne, psoriasis, and eczema! Strawberries are also a popular and tasty treat that contain alpha-hydroxy acids, which help to eliminate dead cells as well as tone and clean your skin. So, next time you make your morning oats, maybe think about starting your day with a sprinkling of juicy berries on top.
Fatty fish such as salmon and mackerel have known to do wonders for our skin. They’re a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids which help to keep our skin supple and radiantly moisturized. Omega-3 fatty acids are also great in reducing cardiovascular issues, so there’s more than just one reason to eat these fish! Interestingly, honey is also a natural humectant which keeps skin moisturized but not oily, so next time you’re craving a wholesome home-cooked meal with fish, try a honey-glazed salmon recipe for an extra boost for your skin.
Although it’s common knowledge that fruits and vegetables have many health benefits, if you’re not in the mood for a healthy snack but still want to feel good, dark chocolate is a tasty treat that you don’t have to feel guilty about. This higher dosage of cocoa has been proven to help prevent skin damage, boost collagen production, and cell health and reduce dark spots and pigmentation. It also helps to lock in moisture so if you’ve been trying to get that glowy look, let yourself indulge with some dark chocolate.
Whilst green tea is often used as a great way to help us relax and detox after a stressful day, you might not even realize the benefits it has on our skin. High in catechins, which are antioxidants by nature, drinking green tea has anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties which help reduce changes within our skin. Issues with acne can be draining on our self-confidence, but green tea has shown to reduce oily skin which often leads to bad breakouts. If you’re also struggling to maintain a healthy shine within your hair, green tea has additional benefits in promoting the growth and regeneration of hair follicles!
Walnuts are a great way to get your daily dose of vitamin B, which helps your skin in the fight against sun damage, dirt, pollution, and a whole host of other everyday impurities, whilst also helping to tighten and uplift your skin. However, they can be slightly bitter, so sprinkling a few toasted walnuts on top of a summer salad or fruity yogurt can be a great and tasty way to get your daily intake. Raw coconut is also great for minimizing pesky pores and applying coconut oil face masks is a more direct way to reduce inflammation and give off that radiant glowy feel.
Looking for more tips on how to achieve incredible skin? Contact Holly Gunn at Gunn Dermatology!