We all want glowing skin. While we love our green beauty products, there is no easier way to get your glow on than with food! Believe it or not, nutrition factors like hydration and nutrient dense foods can transform your skin. Many of these items below are things you are already eating anyway, so let us know if you think they’ve been great for helping you get glowing skin!
Water and lots of it!
We talk about water so much around here but we can’t stress how important it is to drink water. Hydration is absolutely key for glowing skin. Most people simply don’t drink enough water. Keep track of what you’re drinking and aim to drink 1/2 your weight in ounces. For example, a 140lb person should drink 70 ounces of water each day.
Skin loves healthy fats! Not only do these keep you full so you can avoid snacking on junk foods, the fats will keep your skin nice and plump.
Many types of seeds are high in fiber and contain lignans. Lignans help the body detox excessive estrogen which can wreak havoc on the skin.
Believe it or not, dark chocolate can be good for the skin! Dark chocolate contains flavonoids from the high cocoa content, which are thought to aid in helping sun damage.
Spinach is high in zinc and zinc can actually combat acne! We know some people don’t particularly love eating it daily, so throw some in a blender with some fruit. Drinking your spinach has never been easier.
Green tea is not only great for the body in so many ways, but it can decrease redness and inflammation due to the high antioxidant count. It’s also been thought that the polyphenols in the green tea can have anti-aging properties.
Coconut Milk & Yogurt
While these might not directly cause glowing skin, using coconut or nut-based dairy alternatives will certainly help. Dairy is known to be a big trigger when it comes to acne and other unpleasant skin conditions for some people. If you suffer from acne, try eliminating dairy and see what happens.