As much as I love to share beautiful makeup and skincare here on Brianneetc, the fact can’t be avoided that to get the perfect skin you need to be taking proper care of yourself from the inside too. No amount of good concealer and luxe skincare is worth it if your diet is ruining your skin, to begin with.
What you eat affects your skin – whether your food is upsetting your guts and causing break outs or you’re simply really dehydrated, it all makes a difference. So here are 20 plant-based foods to eat more of for perfect skin.
- Oranges, grapefruits and lemons – are all packed with Vitamin C. Vitamin C can help to reduce dry skin and although research is limited at the moment, there’s some indication that it can help to reduce sun damage. Vitamin C is also important for wound healing, so if you pick your spots it’s a life saver!
- Peppers – are again high in vitamin C!
- Strawberries- are full of antioxidants and vitamin C!
- Blueberries – are packed full of antioxidants and prehistoric, for boosting your immune system and reducing inflammation.
- Sweet potatoes – full of beta-carotene which helps to convert Vitamin A in your body. Vitamin A is responsible for triggering the DNA responsible for skin regeneration.
- Carrots – also packed full of beta carotene and Vitamin A which can also Hepburn reduce breakouts.
- Brazil nuts – selenium, vitamin E and copper in Brazil nuts helps to maintain collagen to protect skin from ageing.
- Turmeric – is rich in curcumin, a powerful antioxidant. Turmeric can also be applied topically face masks and other skin treatments.
- Avocado – full of healthy fats to keep skin hydrated and offers some protection from sun damage.
- Spinach – packed full of B vitamins to maintain and repair skin cells.
- Almonds – are rich in Vitamin E which helps to repair scarring on a cellular level.
- Oats – are anti-inflammatory and help to control blood sugar spikes which can cause breakouts.
- Rapeseed oil – assists with the absorption of Vitamin A for anti-aging.
- Garlic – is full of sulphur which helps to prevent and heal blemishes.
- Broccoli, spinach and Brussels sprouts are good for preventing dark circles under the eyes.
- Walnuts and Flax seeds are full of collagen boosting omega 3 fatty acids, as well as being useful in reducing redness and irritation.
Of course, I’m no saint with my diet and so I’m not here to preach being a picture of perfect health – just add as many of these as you can for good skin!