It's easy for skin to become dry, flaky, and sallow throughout the colder months. Try nourishing your skin from the inside out — what we put in our bodies is just as essential to a healthy glow as what we put on it. Here are seven foods that will leave you glowing all year long!
If you're not getting enough vitamin A in your diet, then your skin is majorly suffering. Not enough of this nutrient makes skin dry and flaky. The vitamin is also touted for its antiaging benefits.
Go ahead and get Popeye on us, include dark, leafy greens like spinach and kale in your diet as they are excellent sources of vitamin A.
Foods like oysters, crab, and lean meats are rich in zinc, which makes them great skin soothers. Zinc helps reduce oil production and acne and also helps heal wounds.
By now we all know that citrus fruits like oranges and grapefruit are chock-full of vitamin C, which is great for protecting against immune deficiencies like colds. But this essential nutrient also helps turn back the clock by preventing wrinkles.
Green tea is an all-around healer to skin. It helps protect the skin from melanoma and acts as an anti-inflammatory against acne and cuts.
You probably already know that sulfur masks are great to put on the skin, but sulfur-rich foods such as eggs and garlic help the skin from the inside out. Sulfur helps keep skin smooth by repairing tissue and elasticity in skin. And if this isn't enough of a reason to enjoy eggs, check out all the other nutritional benefits that make them a mainstay in our diets.
Bring on the red sauce! Eating tomatoes can actually help block out the sun's harmful UV rays. This is a good thing since sun damage can cause premature aging and skin cancer.
As if we need an excuse to eat more berries — they're great on their own or as a topping for salads, cereal, and yogurt. Full of antioxidants, berries protect the skin from free radicals, which disrupt healthy cell production, causing you to look older faster.