Skin Foods

Let’s talk skin and food! Glowing skin starts from the inside and shines out. As someone that suffers from hormonal acne, I know the STRUGGLE. I just want clear skin is it that much to ask for?!! Whether acne is your battle or you’re just striving to combat the signs of aging, here are a few skin foods that will make you GLOW!

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1.    Salmon. This superfood is rich in omega 3 fatty acids which help decrease inflammation and increases skin elasticity. Dermatologist like Dr. Harold Lancer are huge advocates of how beneficial omegas are for your skin and recommend trying to eat salmon daily! I can’t quite commit to daily intake of salmon, but I use oils that contain omegas and I also take a daily supplement!!

2.    Turmeric- This spice has so many healing benefits for the skin! It can help lighten dark pigmentation, reduce scarring, decrease redness, and has antioxidant properties!

3.    Papaya- enzymes in papaya help decrease acne and minimize pores! It also is rich in Vitamin C and has collagen strengthening properties. I add this to my smoothies in the mornings!

4.    Kale- This green leafy vegetable is loaded with the skin’s favorite anti-aging vitamins A, C, E, and, K. Vitamin K can minimize the visibility of bruises, scars, and stretch marks! Lately I have been trying to substitute spinach and lettuce in my salads for kale and it has been an easy swap!! I thought it would be hard, but the taste isn’t bad at all!

5.    Celery- Celery juice does wonders for the skin! I have been drinking 16 ounces every morning after reading many of the benefits published by the Medical Medium. IT WORKS!! Celery provides the skin with many nutrients similar to kale, provides hydration, and helps your skin GLOW with all of its antioxidant properties.

Holiday Skin tips

Your skin and the holidays! We all know the holidays can wreak havoc on your complexion. Here are a few holiday skin care tips to keep your skin refreshed and glowing!

1.     Get your beauty sleep! Sleep gives our skin time to repair. Lack of sleep causes spikes in the stress hormone putting our body in a state of stress! This reflects on our skin with dark circles and bags under our eyes. Make it a point this Christmas to keep your body and mind relaxed! Try sipping tea before bed

2.     Sugar triggers acne!! Yup that’s right. And we all love our treats on Christmas. Try to add some berries to your treats or stick to dark chocolate for some antioxidant power! Also try to keep your sugar intake to a minimum the best you can!

3.     Double cleanse your skin before bed! Everyone puts on lots of make up for holiday pictures. Don’t forget to take it off! Leaving on your makeup overnight clogs your pores and leaves to dull skin.

4.     Add sparkling water to your wine! Your skin needs hydration. Alcohol dehydrates your skin. If you’re going to have alcohol, make sure its light instead of sugary and add some sparkling water for an extra boost of hydration

 

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