If you want beautiful and youthful skin then how you cleanse, tone, and moisturise is only half of the equation.
There are some basic steps you can take to make sure you glow from the inside, such as drinking plenty of water, avoiding processed foods, and eating a variety of fruit and vegetables every day. But – There are also a few miracle foods that can try to give your skin a helping hand. Here are5 Super-Yummy, Superfoods for Glowing Skin
Blueberries have the highest anti-oxidant levels of all fruit. And they’re delicious too – try them in juice and smoothies, on cereal, or on their own as a healthy snack.
Kiwi’s have more vitamin C per ounce than any other fruit, and as we know, vitamin C is great for our skin. It boosts collagen production, which is a key part of supple and elastic skin. The extra vitamin C will also keep you fighting fit and help ward off coughs and sniffles.
3. Sunflower Seeds
Sunflower seeds are packed full of vitamin E, which is known for helping to keep our skin young-looking, and for reducing the appearance of scars. Sunflower seeds aren’t just for the bird feeder, and taste delicious sprinkled over cereal, with fruit and yoghurt, or as part of a dried fruit and nut mix.
The lycopene is tomatoes is a powerful anti-oxidant that can help protect your skin against UV ray damage. That’s not to say you can go skimping on the sun cream! For the best results, grab some fresh tomatoes that are still on the vine, as these contain the highest levels of lycopene.
5. Sweet Potatoes
Probably my favourite of the bunch, sweet potato is a delicious and versatile ingredient to work with. Depending on what you pair it with, it can be sweet and smooth, or spicy and crunchy. Sweet potatoes get their warm hue from beta carotene, which is a flavonoid compound that helps eliminate toxins. Try it mashed, roasted, as chunky wedges, in cake, or as the basis for ice cream!